BEAUREPAIRE UNITED CHURCH
(Formerly Beauepaire Methodist Church)
Beaconsfield (Montreal) Quebec
1924 - now

Although the Beaurepaire Methodist Church held its first service April 20th 1924 on the property of Mr.M. Mann on Fieldfare Avenue in the Town of Beaconsfield, Mrs. William Angell and Mrs. Louis Carriere began raising funds for a Protestant church in Beaurepaire. When the Mann property was sold services were held in a small building at the southwest corner of Beaconsfield and Woodland Avenue. When the Protestant School on Fieldfare Avenue was completed in 1924, permission was granted to conduct services there. In the same year property was purchased by the Building Fund Trustees on Woodland Avenue. 

The Beaurepaire Church entered the United Church in 1925. At that time it was part of a three-point charge with Valois and Pointe Claire (Lilly Memorial). In 1926 Lilly Memorial separated to form  a pastoral charge on its own. Then in 1931 Presbytery made Valois an independent charge and Lilly Memorial and Beaurepaire became a single pastoral charge. From 1944 until 1953 Beaurepaire United arranged to hold its services in the Anglican Church. In 1953 the growth on the West Island led to Lilly Memorial and Beaurepaire becoming independent charges. By 1954 when planning of the church building began, by-laws made the proposed site unsuitable. The new site was located on Fieldfare Avenue.

The church was dedicated in January 1956. Growth was so rapid that an addition, doubling the size of the church hall and providing a primary classroom was constructed in 1959. But this too proved inadequate and in 1961 another addition was approved.  The rededication took place in 1962. A new manse was bought in 1963 on Charnwood Road and the former manse, contiguous to the church, became the caretaker's residence. A year later a house on Fieldfare Avenue was bought for the caretaker and the Fieldfare house became a Church School.  As school attendance had dropped, the school was sold in 1972.

In the early 1970s the organizational structure of the Church was modified by the creation of a unified Administrative Board which, to meet the requirement for a representative Session, became the Session.  Further changes occurred in the 1980s with the addition of a Pastoral Care Team of trained volunteers to assist the minister by follow-up visits to the ill and the bereaved. The All-Committee Night (a large-group plenary committee meeting corresponding to the former Official Board) was incorporated into the Session.

Source: United Church Archives - Beverly Levine

Further reading:
"Beaurepaire United Church : The First Fifty Years" 
compiled by Frank Millington and William F. Millington. [1974]

Beaurepaire United Church
25 Fieldfare Avenue
Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 4W4
Phone: (514) 695-5448, Fax: (514) 695-5449

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30-12:30
Website: http://www.total.net/~buc/

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