Welcome to the Halifax
Presbytery of the
Church of Canada Web Site,
presented by the Executive of Halifax Presbytery. These pages will be
updated on a regular basis with news and information from Presbytery and
its 43 congregations.
About Halifax Presbytery:
There are 92 Presbyteries, organized within 13 conferences, in the United
Church of Canada structure.
Our Presbytery is one of 14 in the Maritime Conference, which
stretches from the Gaspe to Bermuda.
Halifax Presbytery is the governing body
supporting the United Churches in the Halifax, Regional Municipality in
Nova Scotia. There are 31 Pastoral Charges, each of 1 or more
congregations, from Saint Margaret's Bay Pastoral Charge in the west to
Sheet Harbour Pastoral Charge in the east.
Each congregation appoints representatives to
Halifax Presbytery. The Presbytery also includes in its membership all of
the ministers currently serving in the Pastoral Charges as well as many
who serve in other positions within the bounds of Presbytery such as
chaplains and professors, our membership also includes most of the
retired ministers that choose to live in the area.
We also maintain contact with outreach
ministries, chaplains in the hospitals, the military, the universities,
and the Atlantic School of Theology.
Halifax Presbytery operates the Arthur Kidston
Memorial Camp where summer programs for children are supplemented by
programs run by other church groups.
The Church Extension Board of the Presbytery
provides financial support for new and developing congregations.
Halifax Presbytery meets on the second Tuesday
every other month from September through May, and June, at 7:00 p.m.
Meetings are held in church or outreach facilities throughout the bounds
of the presbytery. Halifax Presbytery Executive meets the fourth Tuesday
of each month, from September to June. Meeting locations are given in the
Officers of the Court:
Dr. Linda Yates Chair
Rev. Stephen Fram , Secretary
70 King St. Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4R3
Mr. Henry Ellsworth, Treasurer.
Rev. Susan MacAlpine Gillis, Past Co-Chair
MS Elaine Gray, Past Co-Chair
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