Bethel-St.Andrew’s United Church

Bethel St. Andrew United ChurchOf the three churches in Fitzroy Harbour, we represent the United Church of Canada. About 150 people call Bethel-St.Andrew’s their church home.

History

The first church and school in Fitzroy Township were established by Charles Shirreff in1832, in a log building, on the site of the present Bethel-St. Andrew’s United Church. In 1841 St. Andrew’s (now Bethel-St. Andrew’s) began as an organized parish with Reverend Alexander Mann inducted into the Charge of Fitzroy, Tarbolton, Pakenham, McNab and Horton. In 1858 Reverend Mr. Henderson began to devote his energies to building a substantial stone church at Fitzroy Harbour, which is the current building. Church Union in 1925 helped to strengthen the congregation at Fitzroy Harbour. Shortly afterwards in 1929 development of the Chats Falls Hydro Electric Plant took place. This resulted in a substantial increase in the population and growth in the congregation. A later amalgamation with the Epworth United Church congregation established St. Andrew’s as a vibrant congregation. In 2008, St. Andrew’s celebrated it’s 150th anniversary with a play re-enacting the history of the church from 1832 to present day. In July 2015 Bethel United Church Kinburn amalgamated with St. Andrew’s Fitzroy to form Bethel-St. Andrew’s United Church.

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Mission Statement

The belief of Bethel-St. Andrew’s congregation is based on Scripture, experience and tradition.
Our church family is committed to the Spiritual nature and Christian fellowship of its members.
We support worthwhile missions in our community, our country and the world.
In response to God’s call, through worship, Bible study and Sunday School, our vision is to continue to grow in faith through the power of the Holy Spirit.