The Rockingham Church
The rustic Rockingham Church, formerly known as St. Leonard’s Anglican Church, sits on a hill overlooking the hamlet of Rockingham, on the old Peterson Branch colonization road. A unique heritage building (c.1875) with Ontario Heritage designation, the church is notable for its round-headed windows, warm interior paneling and curved wooden pews. The surrounding gravestones mark the lives of early settlers, including John S.J. Watson, Rockingham’s founder and an early Warden of Renfrew County.
In the mid-1990s a group of volunteers formed to save the church from demolition and oversee extensive repairs. The Friends of the Rockingham Church continue to raise funds to maintain the church and promote interest in its place in the history of the area.
Location: 513 Rockingham Road (Renfrew County #68) Rockingham, Ontario
Admission: Free — donations welcome
Season: Spring, summer and fall
Hours: Daylight hours only
Friends of the Rockingham Church Inc.
Box 271 Combermere ON K0J 1L0