DUNN, Alexander (1843-1925 )




Author Tags: 1850-1900, Local History, Religion

In 1875, the Reverend Alexander Dunn of Scotland, arrived in Langley, BC. Dunn’s duties were to minister to settlers on both sides of the Fraser River, from Yale to Marpole. Dunn is credited with convincing the Presbyterian Church to fund the building of Saint Andrew’s United Church, a church now listed as a local heritage building.

Following his marriage, to Annie Kern in 1882, Dun moved to Whonnock, BC where he become the area’s first Presbyterian minister. Dunn authored a book on Presbyterianism in BC, as well as a memoir of prominent pioneers in the Langley community.

Author of:

Presbyterianism in British Columbia (New Westminster: Columbian Company Ltd., 1905)

Experiences in Langley and Memories of Prominent Pioneers (New Westminster: Jackson Printing Co., 1913)

[BCBW 2014] "Religion"