- Knox Presbyterian Church, Georgetown, Ontario
Knox Presbyterian Church is a
Presbyterian Church in CanadaCongregation in the Georgetown section of Halton Hills, Ontario Canada. It is named after John Knox, a founder of Presbyterianismin Scotland.
Knox Church officially began in 1860. A one-storey brick church was erected in 1867. This was the first brick church in
Halton County, and was located at the present Main St. & Church St. site of today's church. The congregation continued to grow rapidly, and in 1887, the one-storey brick church was torn down and a new stone church was erected. The new Church had a seating capacity of approximately 500.
Historically, Knox Presbyterian Church has been home to families such as: The Ovendens, Robitailles, Somervilles and Enmans, but today the church is blessed to have a great number of other families in attendance being too numerous to mention.
On February 16, 1901, the Church was destroyed by fire which was believed to have started in the furnace room. It was quickly rebuilt.
Since 1860, it has been part of a two-point pastoral charge with Limehouse Presbyterian Church, located north and west of Georgetown in Limehouse.
Rev. Dr. James W. Cooper is the minister of this congregation, arriving from Port Credit in August 2006. He follows a tradition of both long and short-term ministries.
* [http://www.knoxgeorgetown.ca/ Knox's Web Site]
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