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Celebrating Our Heritage: A History of St. James Presbyterian Church, Truro, Nova Scotia.

(Advocate, 2001, $12 plus $2 postage from St. James Church, 142 Queen St., Truro, N.S. B2N 2B5).

The worship committee of St. James Church in Truro, Nova Scotia, has produced a fine 115-page history of the congregation on its 75th anniversary. If the list of ministers who have served the congregation is any indication, this is a congregation with a diverse history. Ministers as different as Ritchie Bell, later to become a professor at The Presbyterian College, Montreal, to Perry F. Rock-wood, who left in 1947 to establish a radio ministry, served the congregation. The present minister, Clair MacLeod, has served the congregation for 25 years.

Other interesting features of this history include: eight pages of colour photographs of the church's stained glass windows, a brief history of early Presbyterian churches in the Truro area and the results of the 1925 vote on Union by local churches that voted overwhelmingly in Favour (only one congregation voted to remain Presbyterian by a single vote).

Sprinkled throughout the narrative are black-and-white photographs from past and present.
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Date:Oct 1, 2001
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