"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Saturday, April 2, 2011

"The Missing Link in Presbyterian Guelph: The United Presbyterian Church, 1846-1883"





Guelph Historical Society Annual Business Meeting

Date: Tuesday April 5, 2011

Time: Meeting starts at 7 pm... 7:00–7:25 pm GHS Annual Business Meeting (all members welcome), to be followed by lecture beginning at 7:30.

Venue: Metcalf Hall, adjoining Knox Presbyterian Church, Quebec and Baker streets. Access to Metcalf Hall is from Chapel Lane behind the church.

Topic: "The Missing Link in Presbyterian Guelph: The United Presbyterian Church, 1846-1883"

Guest speaker: Donna Speers

Now long forgotten, the United Presbyterian Church once stood at the corner of Dublin and Cambridge Streets, more or less opposite Central School. This church was founded by disaffected members of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the congregation was led by Rev. Torrance.


Donna Speers will share her research on the congregation that worshipped at the church before it was closed, demolished and became one of Guelph's lost buildings.


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