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Leith United Church

Leith United Church
Country Road 20, Leith

An "Auld Kirk" Presbyterian Church when it was erected in 1865, this building is one of the finest examples of pre-Confederation architecture in the Municipality of Meaford. The adjacent Leith Pioneer Cemetery is the resting place of painter Tom Thomson (though speculation and mystery suggest the grave might be empty.) Thomson lived on Rose Hill Farm in Leith as a child and spent Sunday mornings at this church for the first 20 years of his life. According to the Leith Church website, he "sang in the choir and it is said he used hymn books as sketch pads to draw caricatures of the congregation when his interest in the sermon waned."

Leith Church is also home to the Leith Summer Festival, providing an intimate concert venue in July and August.

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