"As the author of 'Joyful is our Praise: Trinity (Bishop Strachan Memorial) Church, Cornwall, 1784-1984', I wish to comment on the note by Shirley Spragge in the April 1984 issue. In the Preface to my book I asked myself the question 'Was 11984 really the bicentennial of Trinity Parish ?' Part of my answer was based on the same rationale for accepting 1984 as the bicentennial of the Province of Ontario. 'Without the Loyalist Settlement of 1784 there would not have been the development of Trinity Parish as we know it ...'. Perhaps the Right Reverend Edwin Lackey said it best on May 24 1984 in his Charge to the Synod of the Diocese of Ottawa. 'The Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario holds its bi-centennial next year  to celebrate two hundred years of continuous ordained ministry in the Province. I think Cornwall is right in celebrating an even more important, the continuous presence of Anglicans for two hundred years with or without ordained ministry'."