East Neighbourhood

On Route 4.5 km – 5.0 km

Chapel and Cemetery

Chapel · Chapelle · Namewigamigoons

Photo: Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Algoma University

The cemetery that is located on Algoma University’s campus was consecrated in 1876 and is called the Bishop Fauquier Memorial Chapel Cemetery. It is the final resting place for over 100 Indigenous students, staff, and families from the Shingwauk Residential School. The location of the cemetery, within a forested area removed from city life, is the perfect location to reflect on the historical events that took place here.

The chapel, an important part of this history, was consecrated in 1883. It was built by Residential School students in memory of Bishop Fauquier, the first Anglican Bishop of Algoma. The chapel served the students of the Shingwauk Residential School as an area where students and staff gathered for weekly services and events such as weddings, funerals, and special occasions. Today the church is used educationally and for historical tours. The chapel is a reminder of the historic relationship between the Anglican Church and the Indigenous population of Sault Ste. Marie.

Heritage Sites & Points of Interest – East Neighbourhood

Did you know that the Bishop Fauquier Memorial Chapel has been designated as a heritage property by the City’s Municipal Heritage Committee? This map showcases heritage sites and points of interest in relation to the John Rowswell Hub Trail along the East Neighbourhood section. Use this map in conjunction with the Municipal Heritage Committee’s booklet to learn more about historic properties in the Sault. You can also use this map to find monuments and commemorative plaques. This information is a layer on the interactive map.View PDF

Challenge Yourself!

  • Test your knowledge

  • Question 1

    As of 2015, how long has the Bishop Fauquier Memorial Chapel Cemetery existed for? Remember it was consecrated in 1876.

  • Question 2

    As of 2015, how long has the Bishop Fauquier memorial chapel been in use for? Remember it was consecrated in 1883.

  • You did great!

Do you know why there are not over 100 burial markers in the Memorial Chapel Cemetery? Most of them were wooden crosses, which have decayed over the years.