||congregation begun 1852
||3258 Roseville Rd., Roseville, Ontario
|purchased 1919 constructed 1898 |
||Grace United Church Roseville |
||Yes, date unknown
||Buildings and Organizations
||31 Aug 2011 |
- Grace United Church
Although the Evangelical Association had missionaries in the area as early as 1839, it was not until 1852 that services were held in Roseville. A place of worship known as Union House was built a mile west of the village in 1853 by the New Mennonites and Evangelicals where both congregations worshipped until the former built their own church in the village in 1898.
The Evangelical congregation continued to worship in Union House, and later (1895) in the United Brethren in Christ Church until 1919 when they purchased the present building from the Mennonite Brethren in Christ [built in 1898]. A manse was built c.1923 with building materials taken from the former Strasburg Evangelical Church which had closed c.1910. Necessary renovations to the church were accomplished in 1927 and an addition which was built in 1979 provided much needed space. The Evangelical Church and the United Brethren in Christ Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church on November 16, 1946, and on January 1, 1968 the Evangelical United Brethren churches joined with the United Church. At that time, Grace was separated from Wilmot Centre which did not wish to join the United Church. Having shared a full-time pastor with Wilmot, Grace then became a student charge due to financial constraints.
Baptism dates: 1865-1958 Location of records: United Church Archives
Marriage dates: 1865-1936 Location of records: United Church Archives
Burial dates: unknown Location of records: unknown
In the beginning, the congregation was included with Plattsville on the Blenheim Circuit of the Evangelical Association. The Evangelical Circuit Register for 1881-1914 is at the United Church Archives. Also at the United Church Archives is the Church Record Book with the Minister's Comments, 1839-1957. Records at the United Church Archives include Wilmot Centre.
[ADDRESS/LOCATION: Roseville, ON N0B 1E0; 696-2794]
References: Getz 1964:5,38; Kinzie, WHS 1951(39):40; Perrin 1967:8; A. Taylor 1970:280; R. Taylor 1986.
Church History:The History of Grace. Roseville: Grace United Church, n.d.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]
|Birth - congregation begun 1852 - 3258 Roseville Rd., Roseville, Ontario