Why not book a wedding reception at the SBC?
Looking for the ideal location to hold a wedding reception, one that is steeped in history and is surrounded by beauty on every side?
Why not hold your reception at the Stanley Bridge Centre, the former ‘church on the hill’ in the enchanting village of Stanley Bridge, which still retains many of its century-old flourishes, including impressive stained glass windows featuring stunning religious iconography?
The photos above were snapped last June 25. Anyone interested in early bookings should contact Helen MacEwen, president of the Stanley Bridge Centre, at 902-888-7448 or Joan Harding, the SBC’s treasurer, at 902-954-0077.
The Stanley Bridge Farmers Market – Fresh, Local, Organic – Back Next Year
Wednesdays 9am to 1pm … with Artisans on Saturdays 9am to 1pm !
Starting next July we will be pleased to continue the Stanley Bridge Farmers Market at the Centre. From 9am until 1pm, on Wednesdays throughout the summer, you’ll find the finest fresh food that PEI has to offer. Help grow the Community Appeal and the knowledge that Stanley Bridgers and visitors alike care about the foods we eat and the environment around us. Join us again next summer for Fresh, Local, and Organic products – direct from the farm to you.
We welcome enquiries from Farmers, Food Vendors, and local producers !
Saturday’s Market will feature both fresh and local food, as well as Craftspeople and Artisans :
- Shipwrights : shipwrightspei.com
- B’Haven Honey
- White Gables fresh produce
We are seeking new quality vendors !
The Stanley Bridge Centre – A Venue for Culture and Events
In September, 2008, due to declining membership and financial costs to maintain the building, the Stanley Bridge United Church, in Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island, was decommissioned. The United Church Presbytery of PEI and Maritime Conference decided in 2009 to officially turn the building over to the former members of the church and they in turn applied to be incorporated as the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society Inc. Directors and trustees were appointed to provide the leadership and direction for the building, as they felt that it was important to maintain its rich heritage and legacy.
The Board’s Mission Statement was the historic preservation of the church and heritage of the Stanley Bridge church. The Stanley Bridge Centre would provide a Cultural/Events Centre and Archival Room that will house historical items and artifacts of significance as well as genealogy records. The Farmers Market is an undertaking that continues the tradition of this community meeting place.
This renewal project will require a large financial undertaking as a new basement is needed as well as washrooms, a kitchen, window restoration, a new roof, insulation and accessibility for all. The Stanley Bridge Memorial Society Inc, owner of the building, has charitable status and is continuing a campaign to raise funds for building improvements. This website provides an historical background, a virtual tour of the interior and exterior, a viewing of the plans for the building, a Donation page and many other features.
We ask that you consider a donation to our renewal project as we believe that the building is a landmark in the community and deserves to have it’s legacy continue for years to come. We trust that you will support this important community effort in Stanley Bridge.
Stanley Bridge Memorial Society
This website will include developments in the planning, historical research and the ongoing process of fundraising and of the restoration, repair and reconstruction of the Stanley Bridge Cantre. Check back often to keep abreast of what is happening and how your contribution is helping to realize the goals of the Society.