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25 Year Club

  • Corporate body

The 25 Year Club was a social club for employees of the United Church of Canada with twenty-five years of service. It was created circa 1959 by Nellie Swarbrick and Mabel Cranston of the Board of Foreign Missions, and Lillian Wright of the Missionary and Maintenance Department.

736 Outreach Corporation (Toronto, Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1986-2017

736 Outreach Corporation was established in 2011. It was an incorporated ministry of the Toronto Conference. The main function of the incorporated ministry was to manage and distribute the funds received from the sale of the Bathurst Street United Church building, formerly the building that was operated and used by the Bathurst Street Centre for Peace and Justice. The Corporation ran a grant program, where finances were distributed in a single payment or in a multi-year programs. The grants were distributed to assist community programs and charitable organizations that fit the mandate of the corporation. Bathurst Street Centre for Justice and Peace was an incorporated ministry of the Toronto South Presbytery. Its purpose was to “continue the development of a climate of partnership in which not-for-profit groups, committed to and acting for social justice and peace, can find solidarity with each other, support from the church and freedom to pursue their own approaches in all their diversity”. During the Toronto Conference presbytery reorganization in 2008 the Centre’s relationship with the Toronto South Presbytery ended and it became an incorporated ministry of Toronto Conference.

Abbs, George, 1822-1904

  • Person
  • 1822-1904

George Abbs (1822-1904) was a Methodist minister and editor and book agent of the Canada Christian Advocate. He was born in Arlington, England. In 1851 he married Susan Inglehart of Palermo, Ontario. He was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1851 and served in the Toronto, London and Niagara Districts. He was at Nelson in 1863. From 1864 to 1870 be served in The Barton and Hamilton Circuits and was the Editor and Book Agent of the Canada Christian Advocate.

Adam Fiddler United Church (Sandy Lake, Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1897-

The Adam Fiddler United Church is located at the Sandy Lake First Nation reserve. The records of the Adam Fiddler United Church are held at the Prairie to Pine Regional Council Archives located in Winnipeg.

Adams, George Kenneth Baker, d. 1932

  • Person
  • d. 1932

George Kenneth Baker Adams, (d. 1932), was a Methodist minister in Western Canada and Ontario. George Adams migrated from England to Port Carling (Ontario) at age 14. He became a Methodist probationer in 1878 and was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1881. He served churches in Western Canada and Ontario until his retirement in 1927. He also served a term as President of the Manitoba Conference.

Adams, J. Basil (1913-1999)

  • Person
  • 1913-1999

John Basil Adams (1913-1999) was a United Church of Canada minister. Born in Mainsville, Ontario, Adams obtained his B.A. from Queen's University, his B.D. from Queen's Theological College and his masters' degree from McGill University. He was ordained by Montreal & Ottawa Conference in 1943. He served the following charges: Aylwin (Que.), 1943-1944; Oxford Mills (Ont.), 1944-1947; South Mountain, (Ont.), 1947-1950; Elgin (Ont.), 1950-1953. He joined the Royal Canadian Chaplain Corps in 1953. After retiring from the military in 1968, he founded and served as the first director of COHR (Counselling and Human Relations Institute). He retired in 1988.

J. Basil Adams died on October 8, 1999.

Addison, Arthur Peter, 1871-1954

  • Person
  • 1871-1954

Arthur Peter Addison (1871-1954) was a Methodist/United Church minister. He was born in Lloydtown, Ont. In 1900 he married Elizabeth Ann Scoley. He was ordained in the Methodist Church in Toronto in 1900 and served in various churches in Ontario. He served at North Parkdale from 1921-1924, and Humbercrest from 1924-1929, when he retired.

Adjala United Church (Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1925-

Adjala United Church was established in 1925, formerly Methodist and Presbyterian.

Admaston Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

  • Corporate body

Admaston Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925; formerly Presbyterian; it included Grace Church in Admaston, Northcote, Barr's, and Hayley's.

Adolphustown - Conway Pastoral Charge (Adolphustown Township, Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1925-

Adolphustown - Conway Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925 as Adolphustown Pastoral Charge, formerly Methodist. It included United Empire Loyalist Memorial Church in Adolphustown Township, Conway, Hayburn, and Sillsville until Hayburn and SIllsville closed ca. 1966. At that time Adolphustown and Conway joined Bath Pastoral Charge and remained part of that charge until January 18, 1983 when the two congregations formed a new two-point charge Adolphustown-Conway Pastoral Charge. It is an active pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada.

Affirm United

  • Corporate body

Prior to 1982, various regional groups existed to provide support and strategies for lesbians and gays in the United Church: United Church Gays and Lesbians of B.C.; One Loaf (Regina); The Council on Homosexuality and Religion (Winnipeg); TOUCH – Toronto United Church Homosexuals; and United Church Gays and Lesbians of Quebec (UCGLQ). The latter group, UCGLQ, offered to host and organize a gathering in Montreal days before the 29th General Council in August 1982 to explore the possibility of establishing a national network within the United Church for gay and lesbian persons.

AFFIRM – Gays and Lesbians in the United Church of Canada was established on August 5, 1982 as a national network of regional groups of lesbian and gay members and adherents of the United Church to: "Affirm gay and lesbian people within the United Church of Canada, provide a network of support among regional groups, act as a point of contact for individuals and speak to the church in a united fashion encouraging it to act prophetically and pastorally both within and beyond the church structure."
Open to all gay and lesbian people associated with the United Church of Canada, AFFIRM members could participate at the annual general meeting and establish local groups which would have representation on the National Consultative Council. The National Consultative Council, consisting of chairperson(s), secretary/treasurer, and local representatives, would appoint functions to the local groups, deal with policy making, and to make decisions between general meetings.

Affirm worked with the support of allies within Friends of Affirm, an organization of lay and order of ministry people who supported the aims and programs of Affirm. Affirm/Friends of Affirm submitted briefs to church and government decision-making bodies, spoke at church meetings, and offered educational events and resources. The Affirming Congregation Programme was launched by Affirm and Friends of Affirm in the summer of 1992 to provide materials to study the issues of inclusion and welcoming of diverse peoples, namely gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. Participating United Church organizations become Affirming Ministries.
At a joint 1994 annual general meeting, the decision was made to merge Affirm and Friends of Affirm at the national level to “afford new opportunities for all people regardless of sexual orientation to work together.” The new organization was named Affirm United/S’Affirmer Ensemble.

Aikenhead, James R., 1863-1946

  • Person
  • 1863-1946

Rev. James Robert Aikenhead was born in Toronto in 1863, and died at the age of 83, June 16, 1946. Aikenhead entered the ministry at age 21 and his charges in Toronto included Westmoreland Avenue United Church, King Street United Church, Davenport Road United Church. Aikenhead’s wife was Elizabeth Dimsdale who was the first woman evangelist to be appointed by the Toronto Conference of the Methodist Church in 1885. His daughter, Gertrude Aikenhead was superintendent of the Fred Victor home for Girls, and he also had a son, James Aikenhead.

Ailsa Craig Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1925-

Ailsa Craig Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925 at church union and included: Ailsa Craig and Carlisle. Brinsley United Church would join the charge ca. 1956 with the dissolution of Crediton Pastoral Charge. It is still an active pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada.

Ailsa Craig United Church, located at 156 Main Street in Ailsa Craig, was established in 1925, formerly Presbyterian.

Brinsley United Church, located at 34713 Brinsley Road in North Middlesex, was established in 1925, formerly Methodist.

Carlisle United Church, located at 19 Falkirk Street in North Middlesex, was established in 1925, formerly Presbyterian

Albert College (Belleville, Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1857-

Albert College was founded in 1857 by the Methodist Episcopal Church as the Belleville Seminary. It received it's University Charter in 1866 and was renamed Albert University. At this time it was an affiliate of the University of Toronto. Once the Methodist Churches united as the Methodist Church of Canada in 1884, the school federated with Victoria College. At this time the school became a high school. The original building was partially destroyed by fire in 1917. The current building located on the Dundas Street West opened in 1926 and was affiliated with the United Church of Canada. The School began admitting girls in 1934.

Albert Street United Church (Oshawa, Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1925-1996

Albert Street United Church was established in 1925; formerly Methodist. South Oshawa Methodist Mission was established in 1910 and the first church opened in 1914; it became Albert Street United Church when it joined the United Church of Canada in 1925. in 1996 the church amalgamated with Centennial United Church in the former centennial building.

Albion Primitive Methodist Mission (Ont.)

  • Corporate body

Albion Primitive Methodist Mission included Bolton, Albion, Columbia, Tecumseth, Shiloh in Albion Township, Caledon East, King Township and Palgrave; it was active from at least 1851 until 1884, when the Methodist Church, Canada was formed.

Albright (family)

  • Family
  • 1888-1960

The Albrights were a Methodist/United Church family in Beamsville, Ontario. Charles Raymond Albright was born 1888 March 26 in South Cayuga. His parents were Josiah D. Albright and Sarah Moyer. He grew up in Beamsville, Ontario. In June 1917, he was ordained into the ministry of the Methodist Church. He retired in June 1952 and returned to Beamsville. His wife was Jean Little Wright. Other family members were his brother F.S. Albright (Fred), killed at Passchaendale in 1917, his brother W.D. Albright (Don) and his sister Mrs. Roy Hobden (Margaret). Before his death in 1960, Rev. Albright gave to The United Church of Canada a piece of property in Beamsville. This property later became the location for Albright Gardens, a community for retired United Church personnel.

Albright Gardens (Beamsville, Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1950-

Albright Gardens Retirement Community is home to 41 households on a 25 acre parcel of land in Beamsville, located along the Niagara Escarpment. The original lands for the project was donated by Rev. Raymond Albright this coupled with funds donated by Miss Elsie Watt, launched the development of the seniors housing community in the 1950's. The project was intended to provide affordable housing for retired United Church personnel.

Albright Manor (Beamsville, Ont.)

  • Corporate body

Albright Manor was opened ca. 1968, when it became necessary for nursing services to be provided for the United Church pensioners in Albright Gardens

Alcohol and Drug Concerns Inc.

  • Corporate body
  • 1924-

The Ontario Prohibition Union was founded as a successor organization to the Ontario Branch of the Dominion Alliance at the Alliance’s Annual Convention held in Toronto, March 18, 1924. Following several turbulent and controversial years of Alliance activity, leading temperance workers were urged by the Prohibition Federation of Canada to constitute a more representative organization to unify temperance forces in Ontario. This new group was initially called the Ontario Temperance Alliance but was changed to the Ontario Prohibition Union (OPU) at a subsequent meeting. The need for greater unity in the prohibition effort was cited in the new organization’s constitution:

The temperance workers of Ontario will expect that, in its leadership of the Prohibition forces, the Ontario Prohibition Union will, very earnestly seek the co-operation of all organizations and individuals that are all in sympathy with its one great object “The total and immediate suppression of the traffic in all intoxicating Liquors and beverages.”

Policy of the Organization was set at Conventions and carried out by an Executive Committee. The Union’s activities spanned an increased emphasis on temperance tracts, non-partisan political activity urging the abolition of the liquor traffic, the organization of county units, and assistance to ‘dry’ forces in local option contests, and the forwarding of information received at OPU offices regarding bootlegging and Liquor Control Act violations to the Provincial Attorney-General’s office.

After the passing of the Liquor Control Act in 1926 approving government control of liquor sales, prohibition sentiment experienced a gradual decline, especially in urban area. In 1934 the OPU was again reorganized, this time to reflect a stronger emphasis on education rather than legislation, and emerged the Ontario Temperance Federation.

The Ontario Temperance Foundation defined itself as “An interdenominational, non-partisan organization maintained largely by support of church congregations and individuals to co-ordinate the efforts of religious and other groups concerned with the promotion of sobriety in personal conduct and social behavior.” The Ontario Temperance Foundation emerged as the most influential temperance group in the nation.

Throughout its history the Federation found its main source of support in the United and Baptist churches, and to a lesser extent among Presbyterian, Congregationalists, and a number of smaller Protestant denominations. Little or no support was provided by the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches and in many cases was never actively strong.

Combining scientific temperance with the moral appeals of earlier prohibitionists, the Federation became active in many fields, including education, youth work, legislation, community organization, and an administrative role as coordinator of provincial temperance forces. The Federation dissolved in 1968 to become the Alcohol and Drug Concerns Inc. The aim of the new organization was to promote lifestyles non dependent on drugs and alcohol, foster public awareness on the harms of those substances, advocate reduction of their use, counteract advertising promoting the use of substances, reinforcing the spiritual dimension of the work, and creating support and funding resources for the previous initiatives. In 1987 the organization surrendered its Ontario Charter and filed a National Charter to operate on a national level.

Alcohol and Drug Concerns Inc.. Ontario Plebiscite Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1924-1926

Prohibition sentiment in Ontario reaches a peak in the early 1920s following the majority vote against repeal of the Ontario Temperance Act in 1919 (The Hearst Referendum) and the 1921 vote against the legal importation of liquor into the Province. In the 1919 Provincial Election the strongly prohibitionist United Farmers of Ontario party came to power under the leadership of Premier Ernest C. Drury. Despite the energetic zeal and harsh penalties applies by his Attorney-General William E. Raney) a former member of the Dominion Alliance) in the enforcement of the Ontario Temperance Act, bootlegging and rum-running became so wide-spread as to discredit the prohibition experiment, particularly in urban areas.

In 1923 the Conservative Part of G. Howard Ferguson capitalized upon a general disenchantment among voters with the controversial Drury government. Despite the entrenchment of prohibition in law it once more became an election issue which Ferguson deftly handled, making vague statements of support in rural areas where prohibition remained popular, and equally vague promises of change in the urban areas where ‘wet’ sentiment was on the rise. The Conservatives easily ousted the United Farmers of Ontario and the voters now waited to see what action Ferguson would take.
On July 24, 1924 a plebiscite was announced for October 23, 1924 to secure a popular judgement on the Ontario Temperance Act. The questions to be voted upon where:

  1. Are you in favour of the continuance of the Ontario Temperance Act?
  2. Are you in favour of the sale as a beverage of beer and spirituous liquor in sealed packages under Government Control?

The Executive Committee of the Ontario Prohibition Union moved quickly to create a special Plebiscite Committee to handle the campaign. Prominent citizens and churchmen were recruited to carry out the campaign under the leadership of Campaign Director the Rev. Dr. Thomas Albert Moore, Secretary of the Board of Temperance and Moral Reform of the Methodist Church, and a later Moderator of the United Church of Canada. The Committee promised a campaign which would be “brief, intense, and courageous.”

Campaign activity was conducted by three working sub-committees; Organization, Publicity, and Finance. The Province was divided into 14 major districts with further division in county, riding, and municipal organizations. Women volunteers were united in the Ontario Women’s Prohibition Committee and young people of Sunday Schools and religious youth groups were encouraged in active participation.

When the votes were tallied the result was 585,676 for the retention of the Ontario Temperance Act, and 551, 645 for Government Control. The 1924 Plebiscite Campaign was to prove a pyrrhic victory for Ontario’s prohibitionists. Although the campaign demonstrated the organizational abilities of the prohibitionists in mounting a major and effective campaign, their narrow margin of victory demonstrated a significant dissatisfaction among the voters with the practise of prohibition as opposed to the theory that had provided such vast majorities in the 1919 and 1921 votes. The disparity in voting between the rural and urban areas, the latter of which had voted resoundingly against prohibition, prompted action by the Ferguson government. Within a year the distribution of 4.4% beer was approved and, following the re-election of the Ferguson government in 1926 on a platform of government control the Ontario Liquor Control Act was passes, ending Ontario’s prohibition experiment.

Alcohol and Drug Concerns Inc.. Toc Alpha

  • Corporate body
  • 1958-

Toc Alpha was the youth wing of the Ontario Temperance Federation and antecedent organizations overseen by the Youth Work Committee. Toc Alpha stands for the letters “T” and “A” which representing “Teen Ager for Total Abstinence.” The organization served young people from fifteen to twenty-five primarily in Ontario with smaller affiliated groups across Canada.

During the 1930s the Ontario Temperance Federation organized a Total Abstinence Youth Movement and under the direction of Rev. R.A. Whattam established youth posts in local churches across Ontario. However this movement soon lapsed into inactivity. In 1944, Rev, Albert Johnston joined the Ontario Temperance Federation to expand youth work and showed films and gave talks at various high schools in Ontario. In the early 1950s, he was joined by Roy Bregg of Allied Youth from the United States and the educational work among young people was expanded. In 1953 Albert Johnston began organizing local youth conclaves where teenagers could openly discuss alcohol and related problems among themselves. This conclave movement culminated in the Christmas conference of 1957 where it was decided to organize a permanent volunteer movement to serve teenagers and young adults. Thus in 1958 TOC Alpha came into existence.

Through regional gatherings and Local organizations as well as annual conventions, the organization of Toc Alpha attempted to bring in as many young people as possible. The purpose of Toc Alpha was to encourage young people to become aware of themselves, their environment and their environment and their responsibilities, in order to relate successfully to others, particularly in the area of alcohol and other drugs. It examines the responsible use of alcohol and encourages a life style independent of its use.

Toc Alpha’s work closely related work by the United Church of Canada’s Division of Mission in Canada and the Board of Evangelism and Social Service.

Alderville United Church (Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1925-

Alderville United Church located at Alderville First Nation was established in 1925; formerly Methodist. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.

Alderwood United Church (Toronto, Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1951-

Alderwood United Church was established in 1951. Services were originally held at Sir Adam Beck Public School on Horner Avenue in Etobicoke until 1958 when a new church building, located at 44 Delma Drive, Etobicoke, was built. In 2017, St. Paul's United Church, Long Branch (Etobicoke, Ont.), amalgamated with Alderwood United Church with services held at the Alderwood location. It is still an active congregation.

St. Paul's United Church in Etobicoke was established in 1925, formerly Presbyterian. Located at 85 Thirty-First Street, it served the Long Branch community of Toronto. On January 1, 2017, it amalgamated with Alderwood United Church with services at the Alderwood location.

Aldworth, William Edward

  • Person
  • 1905-1995

William Edward “Ed” Aldworth (1905-1995) was a United Church minister and missionary. He was born in 1905 to parents Rebecca Northcott and Charles Edward Aldworth in Hay Township, Huron County, in Ontario. As a child he worked on his family’s farm and at seventeen left home for a harvest excursion in Saskatchewan. Upon his return home a year later he decided to become a minister and to also attend university in Saskatoon. He finished high school in Ontario and from 1928-1931 he attended the University of Saskatchewan and then St. Andrews College from 1932-1934. In 1927 he became a ministerial candidate and served as student missionary until his ordination in 1934 by the London Conference. He served as a minister for sixty years at the following charges which included student missionary work and rotary work: Springside, Saskatchewan; Golden Prairie, Saskatchewan; Uffington, Muskoka Presbytery; Lintlaw, Saskatchewan; Canora, Saskatchewan; Staffa, London; St. Marys, London Conference; St. Pauls, Tillsonberg; Harrow, Ontario; Merlin-Fletcher; Epworth Kingsville, Former Main St. United Church Exeter. In 1935 he married Janet (Netta) Pryde. In addition to serving as a minister he also served various roles within the Saskatchewan and London Conferences as well as holding positions within the General Council including Commissioner and Executive on the Board of Christian Education. Notably he was a charter board member of Iona College, University of Windsor, and he published a genealogy of his family entitled Western Sunset.

All People's Mission (Hamilton, Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1926-1965

Hamilton's All People's United Church was opened in 1926 to serve new Canadians in the city, particularly Chinese, Japanese and Italian families. In addition to church services, the Mission provided community services to its constituents including summer camps for disadvantaged youths, visitation of mothers, and recreational activites for adult males. Much of the records of the Mission were destroyed by a fire in 1947, and a new building was opened in 1948. All People's was closed in 1965.

All People's Mission (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.)

  • Corporate body

All People's was one of the first 'union' churches in Ontario, an amalgamation of the work of Presbyterian and Methodist urban missionaries and church workers, which took place in 1920. The Mission offered outreach and social services to 'new' Canadians, especially Italians, and to the urban poor, as well as work amongst adults. During the Depression the Mission operated a soup kitchen. In 1967 All People's Mission amalgamated with John Wesley United Church, and the its former building was demolished.

All People's United Church (Hamilton, Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1926-1965

Hamilton's All People's United Church was opened in 1926 to serve new Canadians in the city, particularly Chinese, Japanese and Italian families. In addition to church services, the Mission provided community services to its constituents including summer camps for disadvantaged youths, visitation of mothers, and recreational activites for adult males. Much of the records of the Mission were destroyed by a fire in 1947, and a new building was opened in 1948. All People's was closed in 1965.

All People's United Church (Sudbury, Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • ca. 1930-

All People's United Church, located at 400 Antwerp Avenue in Sudbury, was established ca. 1927 as a mission to serve new Canadians in the Sudbury area, particularly Italian, Hungarian, and Finnish families. The All People's Mission Church was dedicated on January 5, 1930. This building was destroyed by fire in February 1946. The congregation temporarily met at the Finnish Hall, Sudbury until a new building was built and was officially open in October 1948. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.

All People's United Church in the early 20th century was often a multiple-point charge. The other points included at various times the following congregations: Copper Cliff, Creighton Mines, Frood, Garson, Gatchell, Grassy Lake, Kelly Lake, Levack, Naughton, New Sudbury and Trout Lake.

All People's United Church (Welland, Ont.)

  • Corporate body

All People's United Church in Welland began as a point on the All People's Industrial Mission, which included, at various times, Niagara Falls, Allanburg, Dain City, Port Colborne, Thorold South, and Welland South; ca. 1969 All People's Industrial Mission was discontinued and All People's Pastoral Charge was formed, consisting of Maple Leaf Church in Welland, and Welland South - ca. 1992 it became a single point charge

All Saints Church (Noranda, Quebec)

  • Corporate body
  • 1979-2007

All Saints Church, established in 1979 was a shared ministry of the United and Anglican Churches in Noranda, Quebec. It closed on June 17, 2007.

Noranda - Rouyn United Church was established ca. 1926 with the formation of Rouyn Mission Field. A church building was constructed in 1929. In 1979 the congregation joined a shared ministry with the Anglican Church to form All Saints Anglican Church.

North-West Quebec Pastoral Charge was formed ca. 1938, and included Arntfield, Belleterre, Bousquet, Cadillac, Duparquet, McWatters, and Normetal. It was discontinued ca. 1959.

Arntfield United Church was established in 1939. It closed ca. 1958.

Allen, Annie Whitburn, 1878-1973

  • Person
  • 1878-1973

Annie Whitburn Allen, (1878-1973), was a Methodist/United Church missionary to Japan. Miss Annie Allen was born in Montreal on 1878 August 6. Her father, James Allen, was a Methodist minister. Annie Allen received her B.A. from Victoria College, University of Toronto in 1902. She attended the Methodist National Training School in 1904 and 1905. She was appointed to Japan by the Woman's Missionary Society in September 1905. Annie Allen returned to Canada in 1940 and retired in 1946.

Allen, James, 1843-1918

  • Person
  • 1843-1918

James Allen, (1843-1918), was a Methodist minister in Ontario. He was born in Ireland in 1843 and came to Canada when he was three years old. He entered the ministry in 1869. He graduated from Victoria University in 1875, taking his M.A. degree in 1880. Most of his pastorates were in Ontario where he filled both rural and city charges. In 1902 he was made president of the Toronto Conference and Superintendent of Missions, spending four years in helping to establish Methodism in New Ontario, or Nippissing. In 1906 he was elected General Secretary of Home Missions and held the office until his death.

Allenford - Park Head Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1932-

Allenford - Park Head Pastoral Charge, formerly known as Allenford Pastoral Charge, was formed ca. 1932 when Park Head United Church joined Allenford to form a two-point pastoral charge. It is still an active pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada.

Allenford United Church, located at 7763 Highway 21, South Bruce Peninsula, was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. Allenford Methodist Church was established in 1876 and was later part of a circuit including Elsinore, North Derby, County Line (Salem) and Skipness. The church joined the United Church of Canada in 1925 and first formed a single-point pastoral charge until ca. 1932 when Park Head and Allenford created a two-point charge. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.

Park Head United Church, located at 59 Park Head Road, South Bruce Peninsula, was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. Park Head Methodist Church was established in 1874 as a Wesleyan Methodist church and was part of a circuit that included Hepworth and Zion Amabel. In 1891, the original log church was replaced with the current building. The church joined the United Church of Canada in 1925 as part of the Hepworth Pastoral Charge. Around 1932, it joined Allenford to form a two-point charge. It is still an active congregation of he Untied Church of Canada.

Allison, Gordon Henry, 1914-1993

  • Person
  • 1914-1993

Gordon Henry Allison (1914-1993), was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He was educated at SS #1 Glanford and Caledonia High School and, thereafter, qualified as a teach at Hamilton Normal School. He taught elementary school in Amherstburg while taking extension course degrees from the University of Toronto and McMaster University. He returned to Hamilton in 1953 to teach English at Delta Secondary School. After retiring from Delta, he turned his energies to searching local archives and records. At his church, Barton Stone United, he compiled extensive archives on church members going back to 1811, assembled pictures and biographies on every minister the church ever had, and researched every person buried in the cemetery. He worked as an editor on several historical publications and compiled histories of dozens of the earliest Mountain families and all of the Ryckman's Corners pioneers. For the last seven years of his life Allison read every edition of The Hamilton Spectator from 1846 to 1893, and transcribed every birth notice, marriage announcement, death account and obituary. He died 3 February 1993 in his Ryckman's Corners home at the age of 79. Allison never married and had no survivors.

Alma Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

  • Corporate body

Alma Pastoral Charge was established in 1925, formerly Methodist; circa 1984 it became Alma-Goldstone Pastoral Charge. Alma Methodist Circuit was established in 1884 and included Creekbank, Bethel, Zion, Parker, Bloomsbury, Mount Hope; it joined the United Church of Canada in 1925. Alma United Church was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. Bethel United Church was established in 1925, formerly Methodist; it closed in 1947.

Alma Presbyterian Church (Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1840-

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church is located in the village of Alma, Ontario. The church was established in 1840. St. Andrew's did not join the United Church in 1925, and is still an active congregation as part of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Almonte Methodist Church (Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1858-1925

Almonte Methodist Church was founded in 1858, in 1925 it joined the United Church.

Almonte Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1952-2012

Almonte Pastoral Charge was established ca. 1952 when the two pastoral charges in Almonte - Bethany Pastoral Charge and Trinity Pastoral Charge amalgmated. Almonte Pastoral Charge included Almonte United Church and Appleton until Appleton closed ca. 1962. It remains a single-point pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada.

Althorpe United Church (Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1927-1979

Althorpe United Church was established in 1927. In 1979 the congregation amalgamated with Bollingbroke to create Althorpe-Bollingbroke.

Alton - Caledon Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1949-2009

Alton - Caledon Pastoral Charge was formed in 1949 when Alton Pastoral Charge and Caledon Pastoral Charge joined to form one pastoral charge. It included Alton, Knox United Church in North Erin (until ca. 1954) and Knox United Church in Caledon. It closed ca. 2009 with the closure of Alton United Church. Knox United Church became a single charge, Calendon Village Pastoral Charge.
Knox United Church, located at 2976 Charleston Sideroad, Caledon was established in 1925, formerly Presbyterian. Knox Presbyterian Church in Charleston (now Caledon) was established as a congregation in 1828, on Lot 17 in Caledon (bordering on Hurontario Street. A new building was constructed in 1860 at the corner of McFaul Street and sideroad 15. It joined the United Church of Canada in 1925 and formed a single-point charge until 1949 when it joined Alton Pastoral Charge. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.
Alton United Church, located at 1532 Queen Street East in Caledon, was established in 1925, formerly Presbyterian and Methodist. The Methodist Church in Alton was established in 1850 and the first church building was located on Queen Street. A second church was constructed in 1879 farther east on Queen Street. Alton Presbyterian Church was ereceted in 1873. Alton Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church in Alton united in 1925 and became part of the United Church of Canada. Alton United Church closed ca. 2009.
Knox United Church, North Erin, was established in 1925, formerly Presbyterian.

Alton United Church (Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1925-2009

Alton United Church, located at 1532 Queen Street East in Caledon, was established in 1925, formerly Presbyterian and Methodist. The Methodist Church in Alton was established in 1850 and the first church building was located on Queen Street. A second church was constructed in 1879 farther east on Queen Street. Alton Presbyterian Church was ereceted in 1873. Alton Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church in Alton united in 1925 and became part of the United Church of Canada. Alton United Church closed ca. 2009.

Alvinston United Church (Ont.)

  • CAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1926-

Alvinston United Church, also called Hope United Church, was established in 1926.

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