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"Incredible Journey" Church

Ontario : Muskoka
Location #6314
Public

Location Owner:clay70
Creation Date: 2/19/2013
Last Updated: 2/11/2016



Description
***I want to send my sincere thanks to Leslie "Elf" Guillemette for finding this church***

Back in 1963 the Walt Disney film crew flew over Haliburton and Muskoka to film the opening sequence of the classic "The Incredible Journey". I watched the movie again and saw a small back road village with a gorgeous stone church. I had no idea where this village could be and so asked around. Luckily a fan of "The Forest Rangers" (actors in this show appeared in the film too) did some research and located the church as being St. Mary's in the hamlet of Aspdin.

Batgirl took some photos recently and will add them here.

For an in depth history of this church- the oldest stone church in Muskoka- read the link below.



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St. Mary's Anglican Church
Incredible Journey Church
Created on:1/15/2014
Created by: Elf
23 photos
Winter shots 2014
Incredible Journey Church
Created on:1/3/2014
Created by: clay70
12 photos
Aspdin 2009
Incredible Journey Church
Created on:2/19/2013
Created by: Batgirl
5 photos
St. Mary's Anglican Church
Incredible Journey Church
Created on:2/19/2013
Created by: Carrie Ann
5 photos
From the film
Incredible Journey Church
Created on:2/19/2013
Created by: clay70
3 photos


Status:

Status: Historic Location
Category: Church


Links:
http://www.nmpp.ca/stmarys.htm History of the church
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v "The Incredible Journey" movie opening sequence

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clay70 says:
5/3/2016 5:58:08 PM

The most beautiful opening sequence in a film ever done..

Elf says:
1/15/2014 2:14:09 AM

I was tasked by Clay to find this church, and find it I did! As I just happened to be passing by a short time after while on my way to Mew Lake, I stopped to take some photos. I spoke with the caretaker, a very nice man.

I would have liked to have created the location here on OAP myself, so it would go towards my full membership, but Clay beat me to it. Maybe my detective work and a few good ph

Carrie Ann says:
2/20/2013 1:49:13 PM

There is also an old church like this out by me in Ilfracombe I would love to check out this spring when they open it up.

Batgirl says:
2/19/2013 8:30:49 PM

Those interior shots prove what a community can do to preserve their church. Beautiful....

timo explorer says:
2/19/2013 7:29:42 PM

Mystery solved. I was looking to the east.

Carrie Ann says:
2/19/2013 4:56:03 PM

But this is not Abandoned either. It has services from spring to fall.

Carrie Ann says:
2/19/2013 4:27:56 PM

I was Married in this church in 2009

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