Reverend Christopher Wood


The Reverend Christopher Wood in white, with Archdeacon Bishop, Bishop Abraham, and Reverend Ralph of Flat Island.
Photo courtesy of Chesley Crisby of St. John's.

The Twillingate Sun and Northern Weekly Advertiser reported on the wedding of  and the Reverend Christopher Wood in 1887, February 19, as follows:

The settlement of Fogo was taken somewhat by surprise on Thursday the 10th inst. when flags suddenly went up here and there; and it was discovered not only that there had been a wedding, but that the esteemed Incumbent of St. Andrew's Church had taken to himself a wife. The Rev. R. TEMPLE, an old friend of the bridegroom, had been asked to perform the ceremony; but the uncertainty of his arrival, in the present early part of the season, prevented such preparations as might otherwise have been arranged. However, ice and weather not being too forbidding, the affair was accomplished in due order. Fogo did not like to be prevented from holding a festival, and determined to do something to honor the occasion. So, salutes were fired, and a bonfire kept blazing till late into the night; and we suspect that when the happy pair returned from Barr'd Island, whither they retired for a few days to enjoy the hospitality of friends equally kind to those at Fogo, there was a hearty reception in true style. Rev. Mr. WOOD has made many friends in the two years he has resided at Fogo; and his bride has always been beloved and respected by Fogo people, being herself, we believe, a Fogo woman by birth. This make the fourth Clerical wedding solemnized by the present Rural Dean of Twillingate. The late Rev. C. MEEK was the first; next the Rev. C. WINSOR, now of Burin, then the Rev. T.W. TEMPLE, now of St. Pierre, and the Rec. C. WOOD of Fogo. We wish all happiness to the newly married pair.
And this short excert:
At St. Andrews's Church, Fogo, on Feb. 10th by the Rev. R. TEMPLE, R.D, the Rev. Christopher WOOD, S.P.G., Missionary of Fogo, to Harriet Louisa, daughter of the late James M. WINTER, Esq., of St. John's, for many years collector of H.M. Customs, Fogo.
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