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    Studies Choir Music Limehouse Sermons History Bites Contact Us Main Menu Home Bulletin Knox News Sermons Bible Studies Contact Us News Feed Links History Bites Good News Letter Presbyterian World Service and Development Administrator Feed Entries News Loading feeds Created by SopanTech Solutions News The Weekly Bulletin Click the link below for the current bulletin Feb 14 2016 Feb 7 2016 Jan 31 2016 Jan 24 2016 Jan 17 2016

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  • Knox Bible Studies
    Our motto There is no such thing as a wrong answer Evening Bible Study Monday 7 15 pm in the Parlour Note the Monday group doesn t meet in the the spring summer months please check the bulletin for details

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  • Knox Presbyterian Church
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  • Knox Presbyterian Church
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  • History Bite - Fire of 1901
    They figured that the fire had started in the furnace which was down in the basement under the front of the church and on the Monday following the Board of Managers held a special meeting at which time they made a resolution exonerating the caretaker of any blame in connection with the fire Fortunately most of the damage including the organ was covered by insurance However for some reason it did not cover the beautiful newly laid carpet which had been paid for by the ladies groups It was reported that Rev Mr Perrin and his people are going into the matter of repairing their place of worship with characteristic vim and commendable enthusiasm In one month s time tenders had been let to clean the stonework and proceed with the reconstruction of the building to restore it just as it had been A new organ was purchased for 1 000 Other local churches offered their facilities while work was going on It didn t really take too long and on the 8th of December the congregation once again were able to worship in their own Church home That must have been a somewhat miserable morning weather wise because a newspaper reporting on the re opening declared It would have taken more than unfavourable weather to even effect such feeling and enthusiasm and the falling snow and an altogether disagreeable day passed almost entirely unnoticed We have one photograph taken from a very old postcard that shows the interior of that early church Watch the slide on the wall and picture part of this description from a Brampton newspaper To adequately describe the inside of the church we confess transcends the power of our humble pen The interior of the Presbyterian church may well stand as a harmonious conception of

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  • Celebration 150 - Religion Comes to Georgetown
    1836 built a wooden church on Guelph Street in 1843 replaced with their present brick structure in 1880 now St John s United Church In 1884 the Wesleyan and Episcopal Methodists joined to form the Methodist Church in Canada and the Guelph Street Church became their home In 1910 the Congregationalists joined with the Methodists again at the Guelph Street Church donating their beautiful stone church next door to Knox to be used as a public library The Baptists were formed in 1847 but met in the Congregational Church building until they built their brick chapel in 1869 now the Rampulla Martial Arts home The Anglicans had been active in the area for a few years and in 1849 George and Sarah Kennedy donated an acre of their land to the Church of England for a church and burial ground although the first frame church dedicated to St George was not built until 1855 It was replaced by the present stone church in 1878 The Catholics had established in 1852 meeting in homes A small wooden church St Patrick s was built on Main Street in 1858 in 1885 they built a stone church Holy Cross on Guelph Street presently Sacre Cour Church And finally after several years of travelling to Boston or Norval the Presbyterians under the guidance of a Dr Robert Burns organized themselves into a congregation in 1860 They held their services in the Town Hall or Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist Churches until 1867 when they erected their first brick church which was the first church in the county to be built of brick It was replaced in 1887 with the present stone structure Religious education to children had been of utmost importance early in the life of the village and in 1843 the town had organized a non denominational Union Sunday School Society to help improve children s religions education and it included a lending library of 120 books In 1837 the village had a population of about 700 By the time the Presbyterian s built their church the railway had come through the town and with it came people and industry Trafalgar road had been planked north from Lake Ontario and the Toronto to Guelph Road had been planked as firm as a barn floor Then came the railway and with thanks to lobbying by the Barber Brothers a route was chosen through Georgetown This had a great effect on the town raising prices but giving merchants and growers access to out of town markets Despite the influx of unwelcome workmen the building of the iron bridge over the Credit River was a major accomplishment and looking back quite the feat for the time Up graded from the originally planned wooden structure it was built of locally quarried stone opened in June 1856 and is still in continuous daily use Apparently extreme drunkenness by the construction people during the building of the railway encouraged the Temperance society to establish a branch in the town in

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  • History Bite - Dec 1918 at Knox, The Spanish Flu
    people here at Knox I am talking about the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 The fall and winter of 1918 1919 was a bad time in the history of Knox as it was in the rest of our town and in fact the whole world Over that period some 50 000 Canadians died from what we labelled The Spanish Flu The Christmas of 1918 was both a happy and a sorrowful one The war was over and there was much rejoicing but the flu was taking a toll on our population and life was far from normal And so it was in our own church We do not know how many people from the congregation may have died from the flu but it certainly did impact the life of the church There were no thanksgiving services in any town churches that fall everything being closed for several weeks in October by the department of health And then again schools churches and public events were closed again in December through to mid January The Sunday School had prepared for a Christmas entertainment and tea to be held in December but it could not be held until February 21 of 1919 At that affair tea was served at 6 30 followed by a programme and it was advertised that Santa Claus having recovered from the flu will be present Admission was charged to that Christmas entertainment 25 for adults children other than those of the Sabbath School were 10 Remember we only had the small hall then The annual congregational meeting for the year was held on Monday evening January 27th with a good attendance It was reported that all the organizations of the church were doing well The total income for the year 1918 had been 8 907 00 and 1

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  • Celebration 150 - The Earliest Ministers of Knox
    who began in 1862 while still a student minister and although his time here was fairly short and tragic he led the congregation through exciting times He was ordained in 1865 and married in 1866 the same year the congregation decided that they needed their own physical church In 1867 under the guidance of Rev Ewing they built an attractive brick church and the congregation began to grow However Rev Ewing s personal happiness was short lived He and his wife Barbara had their first son born in 1869 and a second son was born in 1870 Tragically Barbara died the day of the second son s birth from a heart condition aggravated during the birth In 1874 the congregation decided they needed to purchase a manse for their ministers and purchased a large red brick home on Ewing Street just off Main Street It is obvious that when streets were named this was called after this minister Rev Ewing and his children stayed there only until 1876 when he moved on but tragedy hit him again in 1879 when his firstborn son accidentally drowned Rev Ewing died in Collingwood January 1890 at the age of 56 He his wife Barbara and their two children are buried in the cemetery at Limehouse Church Photo shows Ewing Street Manse as it is today 2009 1878 1883 Rev John Pringle Knox was also a starting point for our second minister Rev John Pringle a native of Prince Edward Island who was ordained and inducted in Knox 1878 In 1879 he married a Jessie Bignell and together they ministered to the congregation of Knox they and their family living in the church manse on Ewing Street He stayed here until Sept 1882 when he left to serve in Manitoba Knox was just one of the many congregations throughout Canada that were served by Rev Pringle throughout his lifetime He even accepted a commission from the church to conduct a mission in Bermuda when he was 82 He served as Moderator of the General Assembly in 1919 and had been an army chaplain in the First World War He had been honoured with a Doctorate Degree and an L LO D When he died in Nova Scotia in 1935 it is said that nearly 10 000 yes 10 000 people gathered at the church and on the streets to pay their last respects to The old doctor as he was affectionately called 1883 1888 Rev William George Wallace Rev Wallace was born not far from here at Galt Ontario the son of a minister He attended University of Toronto where he received his M A in 1882 and went on to Knox College to receive his B D in 1884 while already serving the congregation of Knox Rev Wallace had been ordained and inducted here in May 1883 and in June the same year he was married Like our first two ministers before him Rev Wallace started here directly from college where he got

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