Sunday church service for the cottagers at Grand Bend was held in the open. There was a covered stand for the preacher and organist at the foot of a curving hill which formed a natural amphitheatre. There were a few benches but most of the congregation brought their own rugs and sat on the ground. Old Mr. Huston, tall, lean, bald, with a white goatee led the singing, his steel-rimmed spectacles perched on the end of his nose. What he lacked in musicianship he made up in fervour. Gospel Songsheets were used, which included also a few hymns common to all denominations.