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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
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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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