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Galt Free Methodist Church Multiple locations Cambridge
1876 - 1993


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    Birth  congregation begun 1876  Galt Free Methodist Church, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Died  still exists 1993 
    Alt Address  2011  31 South St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Now known as Lincoln Park Free Methodist Church.
    Name  Lincoln Park Free Methodist Church Cambridge 
    Person ID  I602  Buildings and Organizations
    Last Modified  6 Dec 2011 

  • Notes 
    • Galt Free Methodist

      Lincoln Park Free Methodist Church

      Begun: 1876
          
      A group of thirteen people who had been holding prayer meetings in Galt were organized in 1876 into a Free Methodist Society by Rev. Charles H. Sage of the North Michigan Conference. Galt was the first Free Methodist congregation in Canada. Rev. D.D. Marston (1877-1878) was the first resident minister, followed by James Craig (1879) and J.H. Winter (1880). The Canada Conference of the Free Methodist Church was organized at a meeting in Galt in 1880.

      Early services of the Galt Free Methodist Church were held in a house on Brook Street owned by Mr. & Mrs. E. Rhodes until a church was built. The first parsonage was built in 1904 on land donated by J. Ballantine. In 1909, when J.A. Fletcher was minister, the church and parsonage were sold and a downtown church was built at 37 Wellington St. An adjacent building was purchased for a parsonage. In May 1953 the sod was turned for a new church on South Street at Centre Street; a basement church was opened in October of that year; the upper part of the church was built c.1956.

      Records:
      Baptism dates: unknown Location of records: unknown
      Marriage dates unknown Location of records: unknown
      Burial dates: unknown Location of records: unknown

      [ADDRESS/LOCATION: 31 South St., Cambridge, ON N1R 2N6 - in the Galt section of Cambridge; 621-7722.]
      References: Cant 1915:71-72; R. Taylor 1986.
      Church History: Campbell, J.A. History of the Galt Free Methodist Church, 1956.1a

      1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]

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