St. Bartholomew's Church (Ottawa)
Since Confederation, St. Bartholomew’s Church in Ottawa has served as the Governor General’s Church. Even those Governors General who were not Anglicans often attended. The Church’s close proximity to Rideau Hall and Parliament has afforded it some very interesting parishioners over the years.
One of the most distinguished members of the St. Bart’s community was Vincent Massey; first Canadian born Governor General since the French Regime.
With the help of Massey’s former Secretary, Mrs. Joyce Bryant, C.M., B.E.M., McCreery designed a memorial plaque for the late Governor General.
On Sunday 20 February 2005 a plaque in memory of the Rt. Hon Vincent Massey, P.C., C.H., C.C., C.D. was unveiled in the presence of a number of members of the Massey family. The plaque depicts Massey’s personal arms and lists a variety of his achievements; along with his motto PATRAI PROFUIT (He was useful to his country).