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Size doesn’t matter when it comes to worshiping

November 2019

Ontario is home to some of the smallest jails in North America, although none of them are active jails anymore.

Not to be outdone, Ontario also has two tiny chapels, one of which holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for the smallest chapel in the world.

The Living Water Wayside Chapel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with its picturesque view of the Niagara River, holds this distinguished title, with seating for just 6 people inside its wood-framed walls and a door so low that most people have to duck their heads.

Built in 1969 by the Christian Reformed Church, it is unlocked during the day and is open for weddings

A slightly bigger Living Water Wayside Chapel can be found along Highway 6 near Wiarton, on the Bruce Peninsula. This chapel is approximately 12 feet in height and 30 feet long, with seating for only 8 people, but there is some room if you don’t mind standing.

The Wiarton church is also open for those who wish to visit for photos or worship.

Donations for the upkeep of both churches are greatly appreciated.

Sources: http://www.niagaradaytour.com/smallest-chapel-in-world-niagara-falls.htm, https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/47905, https://www.tourniagarafalls.com/blog/wayside-chapel

About the author

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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