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St. Philip’s Chisasibi

Street Address:

2 Maamuu Road

Chisasibi

Quebec

J0M 1E0

Postal Address:

Box 90 Chisasibi, Quebec J0M 1E0

Email Address:

Phone:

(819) 978-3140 or (581) 234-4178

Clergy:

The Rev. Gladys Matoush, Co-incumbent Priest, The Rev. George Matoush, Co-Incumbent Deacon
Honourary Associates The Rev. Clifford Bearskin, The Rev. Samuel Bearskin, The Rev. Abraham Cox, The Rev. Stephen Pepabano, The Rev. Canon Jacob Sealhuner, The Rev. Eliza Webb (Deacon)

Service Times:

as posted

About this parish:

The Cree word for “Great River”, the current community of Chisasibi is located along the eastern coast of the James Bay in Quebec. Previously Chisasibi was located on the island of Fort George. In 1803 the HBC founded Fort George as a port. The Cree settled permanently on the island not long after its creation. In 1981, the community was relocated to the mainland’s south shore, by the Government of Quebec. The relocation was necessary because of possible and expected erosion of the island due to the increasing water flow of the La Grande watershed, caused by the construction of a hydro-electric damn in 1970. An Anglican mission was established in 1852 and an Anglican School was constructed in 1907. The current population of the Cree Nation of Chisasibi is approximately 4,000 people.

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