Outdoor Communion of Presbyterians
C.W. Jefferys' notes about this picture from The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 2
In pioneer days, especially in Nova Scotia, before churches were built, the Presbyterians of a neighbourhood gathered to partake of the Communion in some convenient place in the open air, often in a clearing in the woods. People came from great distances to these meetings, notice of which had been sent throughout the country. A description of these gatherings is given in Patterson's History of Pictou.
Henry, Lorne J. and Paterson, Gilbert. Pioneer days in Ontario. Toronto, Ryerson, 1938. 234 p. Illus. p. 156 - “Out-Door Communion”
- Jefferys, Charles W. 1945 The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 2, p.241
Julian, Glenn. “Anniversary of Reformation: Presbyterians to honor memory of John Knox.” In Toronto Daily Star, Oct. 22, 1960, p. 56. “Early highland Presbyterian communion in Nova Scotia”