Uigg Baptist Church

Title

Uigg Baptist Church

Church Name

Uigg Baptist Church

Church Association

Prince Edward Island Association

Province

Prince Edward Island

County

Queens County

Address

5193 Murray Harbour Road, Route 24, Uigg, Prince Edward Island

Status

Inactive

Date

Built 1874

Historical Information

The Uigg Baptist Church is in the rural P.E.I. community of Uigg. It stands adjacent to the Uigg Cemetery and has a backdrop of trees. The Victorian building has a gabled roof, clapboard siding, and Gothic Revival style windows.

The elegant simplicity of the Uigg Baptist Church is a testament to the Scottish pioneers who settled the area in 1829, coming from their home in Uig, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Their arrival came after that of the famous Selkirk Settlers who had landed in 1803, but both groups were "Skye Pioneers" and were related to each other. The current building is a rare example in PEI of a "Scotch Baptist" Meeting House. It was constructed in 1874, replacing an earlier building that had served since 1852. Before that, services were held in the homes of the members.

Many adherents to this congregation made lasting contributions to life in PEI and abroad. Neil MacLeod served as premier of PEI (1889-1891). Malcolm MacLeod became first president of the Island Telephone Company. The poet, Margaret Furness MacLeod, and the clergyman, the Rev. Dr. John Alexander Gordon, both came from the area.

Although closed as a church for some time, the building still contains its original pews and organ.

Information and images from Canada Historic Places.

Files

1.jpg
2.jpg

Citation

“Uigg Baptist Church,” Atlantic Baptist Built Heritage Project , accessed April 14, 2024, https://atlanticbaptistheritage.omeka.net/items/show/203.

Output Formats