||congregation begun 1891
||73 Pollock Ave., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario
||Lincoln Avenue United Church, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario
|Congregation Begins |
||Lincoln Avenue Community United Church Cambridge |
||Lincoln Avenue Methodist Church Cambridge |
||still exists 2011
||Buildings and Organizations
||25 Aug 2011 |
- Lincoln Avenue United Church
Lincoln Avenue Methodist Church began as a Mission of Ainslie Street Methodist Church (later Wesley United) before the turn of the century. Recognizing the need for a Sunday School in the neighbourhood of the present Lincoln Avenue Church, Mr. A.E. Mullet, a member of the Ainslie Street Church, provided a home which belonged to him on McNaughton Street for the purpose. The Sunday School, which was to lead to the organization of Lincoln Avenue Methodist Church, began in this house in November 1891 but was later moved to another location on Chalmers Street. In 1897 a frame building which was used as a church was built on the northeast corner of Pollock and Lincoln Avenues.
Matthew English Conron was appointed by the Hamilton Conference in 1909 to be the first minister, and during his time plans for a church were made. (Two years later, in 1911, Rev. Mr. Conron was ordained a minister at the Galt Methodist Church with Rev. Alex. J. Irwin presiding. He then moved to Hamilton where he served Calvary Methodist Church from 1911-1914.) The new church, on the southeast corner of Pollock and Lincoln Avenues, was dedicated on September 10, 1911, during the ministry of Rev. W.H. Sterne.
On June 10, 1925 the Congregational and Methodist churches and some Presbyterian churches united to form the United Church of Canada. In 1928 the church was referred to as Lincoln Avenue Community United Church. Fire in 1935 damaged the interior of the church, but the congregation was able to return to the church after a six week period during which time services were held in the Anglican Mission Sunday School (now St. David's Anglican Church) on Pollock Avenue.
Baptism dates: unknown Location of records: unknown
Marriage dates: unknown* Location of records: unknown*
Burial dates: unknown Location of records: unknown
*The Lincoln Avenue Methodist Marriage Register for 1912-1913 is at the United Church Archives.
[ADDRESS/LOCATION: 73 Pollock Ave., Cambridge, ON N1R 2B4 - located in the Galt section of Cambridge; 621-5900.]
References: Cant 1915:59-60; Galt 1928:81; Lincoln Avenue United Church History, 1991 (unpublished); Wesley United Church 19541a
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]