History

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  • Sharon Church pri­or to 1954

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Hope Church pri­or to 1954

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Sharon-Hope Church 1954–1987

The con­gre­ga­tion has his­to­ry more than a cen­tu­ry old. The first records of the Sharon Methodist Church were writ­ten in the 1850’s when ser­vices were held in a small church about half a mile north of Sharon. In 1867, the church pur­chased land in Sharon on Leslie Street. The Sharon Methodists were part of the Hol­land Land­ing charge and lat­er the Mount Albert charge before join­ing with Queensville in 1883. In 1885 the Hope Church joined with Sharon and Queensville Methodist to form a three point charge. The church­es joined the church union in 1925 to become part of The Unit­ed Church of Canada. This 3 point charge con­tin­ued until 1954. At that time Hope Church amal­ga­mat­ed with the Sharon Church. The con­gre­ga­tion con­tin­ued to grow and the church build­ing became over­crowd­ed. In 1982 it was decid­ed to work toward the estab­lish­ment of a new build­ing on 2.16 acres south of the church on Leslie Street. Based on the his­to­ry of the area, an archi­tec­tural design was select­ed to reflect the Quak­er her­itage of the Chil­dren of Peace. We are proud of the sim­i­lar­i­ties between our build­ing and the Sharon Tem­ple. On Decem­ber 6, 1987 the Sharon-Hope con­gre­ga­tion met in great cel­e­bra­tion for the ded­i­cat­ing and open­ing of their new home, an attrac­tive, mod­ern, and ful­ly acces­si­ble facil­i­ty.

As the con­gre­ga­tions of both Queensville and Sharon-Hope con­tin­ued to grow through­out the 1990’s, the deci­sion was made to become sin­gle point charges. In 2006, Sharon-Hope hired its first full time Min­is­ter. The year 2017 marks the 150th anniver­sary of Sharon-Hope Unit­ed Church! If you are look­ing for a faith com­mu­ni­ty, come join us as we jour­ney togeth­er in faith.

His­to­ry of Sharon-Hope Unit­ed Church start­ing in 1805

  • Wes­leyan Methodist Cir­cuit Rid­er serves “Hope” (changed to David­town in the 1830’s and to “Sharon” in 1840
  • A Methodist Chapel is built just north of Sharon (Shel­by Bury­ing Ground)
  • The Methodist Church relo­cat­ed in the Tem­per­ance Hall (now beside Sharon Tem­ple)
  • Sharon joins the Hol­land Land­ing – Hope cir­cuit

1866   Sharon joins the Mount Albert cir­cuit

  • Pre­vi­ous church build­ing is con­struct­ed (now a Day­care on Leslie Street) on land donat­ed by Judah Lundy
  • Sharon is joined with Queensville
  • Sharon is rejoined with Hol­land Land­ing and Hope
  • Unit­ed Church Union – Sharon is joined with Hope and Queensville (effec­tive June 1926)
  • Hope Church is closed (inter­sec­tion of Her­ald Road and War­den)
  • Sharon-Hope church opens on the first Sun­day of Decem­ber and on the 120th Anniver­sary of Sharon-Hope
  • Sharon-Hope and Queensville both become sin­gle point charges

Sharon-Hope Unit­ed Church today 

List of Min­is­ters who have served Sharon-Hope

  • The Rev. Andrew Edwards
  • The Rev. George T. Richard­son
  • The Rev. Thomas Han­na
  • The Rev. Alex Dren­nan
  • The Rev. Wm. J. Hewitt
  • The Rev. Christo­pher Hamil­ton
  • The Rev. Wm. Irwin
  • The Rev. Andrew Arm­strong
  • The Rev. David Cat­tanach
  • The Rev. George Bish­op
  • The Rev. J.E. Allen
  • The Rev. Frank Keam
  • The Rev. John Lynch
  • The Rev. N. Well­wood
  • The Rev. G.S. Hunt
  • The Rev. W.F. Fer­ri­er
  • The Rev. Richard Large
  • The Rev. George Wash­ing­ton
  • The Rev. Thomas Leonard
  • The Rev. Hugh Brown
  • The Rev. Dou­glas Simp­son
  • The Rev. Her­bert Par­tridge
  • The Rev. R.S. Fral­ick
  • The Rev. Archibald McNeill
  • The Rev. Thomas Scott
  • The Rev. H.W. Kemp
  • The Rev. Her­bert Lover­ing
  • The Rev. Frank Dun­lop
  • The Rev. David Porter
  • The Rev. A.M. Par­tridge
  • The Rev. Wm. Con­ning
  • The Rev. W.F. Mad­den
  • The Rev. Hugh Shan­non
  • The Rev. Albert Mil­lan
  • The Rev. Eric War­ren
  • The Rev. Wal­ter Fos­ber­ry
  • The Rev. R.J. (Bob) McNaught
  • The Rev. Ralph Gar­be
  • The Rev. Dean Salter
  • The Rev. Lawrence Lewis
  • The Rev. Dick Prince
  • San­dra Mac­Don­ald
  • Car­ol Kil­by
    • The Rev. Des McCal­mott
    • The Rev. Leslie Clare
    • Cheri De Novo
    • The Rev. David Zub
    • The Rev. Ken Mac­Don­ald
    • The Rev. David Lan­der
    • The Rev. Cecil Tiller
    • The Rev. Philip Rodgers
  • The Rev. Kathi Phillips

Sources – Unit­ed Church of Canada Archives, Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing Reports

– com­plied by Kei­th Car­son

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