History of the Religion

The United Church of Canada

The United Church of Canada crest.  Courtesy of The United Church of Canada.


In Sudbury's early religious times, there was a sense of cooperation between all faiths due in large part to the isolation of the community. The Protestant religions were especially cooperative, particularly the Methodists and Presbyterians. These groups would hold pulpit exchanges, join together for Thanksgiving Day services, and in the summer, their services were combined to allow each minister to take a holiday.

The Baptists, while not as closely linked with the other two sects, were nonetheless included in the cooperative spirit. They were often permitted the use of one of the larger Protestant churches when their building was too small to accommodate an event.

By the early 1900's, this cooperation was in decline partly because each congregation was becoming self-sustaining, but mostly because they were engrossed in building their own churches. Once their respective buildings were completed, the inter-faith collaboration resumed.


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