Chronology of selected highlights and historic facts
By Gordon & Margaret
The font cover, pulpit and choir pews were made by Walter Robert Brown (1873-1912) and John (Jack) Oldford (l866-1926). The altar was designed and made by teacher Walter Bugden and is a memorial to those who served during the Great War 1914-18.
St. Stephen's was built on the same model as the Church in Greenspond designed by the Reverend Julian Moreton. These plans were passed to his brother the Reverend John Moreton of Kings Cove and used for the new church in Salvage. St. Stephen's, Greenspond was modelled on St. Peters in Twillingate and St. Peters on St. James in Poole, Dorset, England.
In 1862 Salvage became the headquarters of a mission that included Broomclose, Barrow Harbour, Little Harbour, Sailor's Island, Flat Island, Gooseberry lslands and Bloody Bay (Angle Brook - Glovertown). Later were added Salvage Bay (Eastport), Happy Adventure, Sandy Cove, Menchions Cove (in Terra Nova Park), Damnable (St. Chad's), Squid Tickle and Hollett's Tickle (Burnside).
In preserving this church we honour much more than a building. We also celebrate our roots, the very fabric of our existence. In knowing our history and taking pride in it, we adjoin ourselves to our heritage and to those who lived and worshipped here, long years ago. It is important to remember that human life endures but a few autumns. All too soon, we too are tomorrow's past.
Reprinted with permission of Gordon & Margaret Handcock.