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St. John the Baptist Wemindji

Street Address:

5 Maquatua Rd.



J0M 1L0

Postal Address:

Box 29 Wemindji, Quebec J0M 1L0

Email Address:


(819) 978-7032


The Rev. Dinah Asquabaneskum – Deacon in Charge

Service Times:

as announced

About this parish:

Wemindji has a population of approximately 1360 people of which close to 900 are under the age of 28. Formerly known as Paint Hills the small Cree community is located offf James Bay at the mouth of the Maquatua River in Quebec. The Cree people moved to the current site, along the river, in the summer of 1959, from their old location near a trading post on an island called “Viex-Comptoir” (French) otherwise known as “Old Factory” in English. This new community was named Wemindji. Wemindji is Cree for “Red Ochre Mountain” and gets its name from the red pigment found in the hills that surround it, St. John the Baptist Church is a log covered building which was founding in the mid 1980’s and seats 150 people.

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