The History of Christ Church
Christ Church, Elbow Park was founded in 1913
as a part of the Anglican Diocese of Calgary.
The original building was accessed by a bridge from 8th Street SW to the
As we have just celebrated our 100th anniversary, we are looking forward
to sharing more of our history on this website, such as we have included
for the bells, for example.
Strong, Faithful Presence in the Community
Anglicans function on the idea of a "parish",
literally a geographical area. This is why so many parish churches are
named for their location. We seek to serve anyone who lives here, regardless
of their relationship with the membership. Because this is true, you may
be aware of stories and of history and relationships that are beyond our
records: we'd love to have you share them. Read on!
An Archives becomes the protective library of
important documents, records and photographs that capture the history
of a parish and its mission. Our archives have been built over many years
and contain a reflection of the people and events that have shaped our
life and work over our first hundred years. If you are aware of photographs
or documents that should be assessed or included in our collection, please
let us know. We want to honour stories, in whatever form they are captured.
archives end up being a simple chronology of leaders and events and the
development of the building. We are interested in much more than this.
we are also very interested in gathering the stories not just of leaders
and the building, but of the people who have been members of the parish,
and their stories and accomplishments and contributions to the building
of Elbow Park, Calgary, Alberta and Canada. If you have a story of a member,
past or present, of Christ Church that needs to be honoured or included,
please contact the church office and one of our parish archivists would
be delighted to speak to you.
your stories to us!