LACHINE METHODIST CHURCH
1868-1925
1917 postcard from the collection of Patty Brown


From: "Lake St. Louis, Old and New" (Supplement)
By Desire Girouard, Montreal, 1903
Sketch on Lachine methodist Church by Rev. A. W. Williamson

The Methodist is the youngest and smallest of all the Protestant congregations in Lachine, but is steadily growing with the increasing population.

The building in which services are now held, situated at the corner of St. Joseph and Arthur streets, was erected in 1868. At that time Cote St. Paul and the Tanneries (now St. Henry) formed a "circuit" under the Superintendent Minister, but Lachine is now a separate Methodist congregation under the charge of  Rev. A. W. Williamson.

About three years ago [c1900] the congregation built a residence for their minister, which is occupied by the present Incumbent.



In 1925 Lachine Methodist joined the United Church of Canada and in 1926 the name was changed to Grace United Church.

MINISTERS & NUMBER OF MEMBERS 1881-1925

YEAR
MINISTER
MEMBERS YEAR
MINISTER
MEMBERS
1881 Henry KNOWLES 32 1904 Arthur W. WILLIAMSON 90
1882            " 30 1905            " 100
1883      ? 34 1906 Alfred E. PATE 114
1884      ? 20 1907            " 138
1885      ? 22 1908            " 152
1886      ? 20 1909            " 158
1887 Fred W. MEYER 21 1910 Johnson SELLER 166
1888 Alex CAMPBELL 28 1911            " 164
1889 W. HARRIS 28 1912            " 164
1890 Thomas HARRIS 55 1913            " 178
1891            " 42 1914 Alfred A. RADLEY 179
1892            " 40 1915            " 182
1893 James WATSON 45 1916 T. Creighton CASSIDY 220
1894            " 45 1917            " 234
1895            " 48 1918 Isaac NORMAN 236
1896 H. A. YOUNG 44 1919            " 254
1897            " 47 1920 Herman E. WARREN 251
1898            " 45 1921            " 291
1899 William RILANCE 45 1922            " 315
1900            " 48 1923            " 328
1901            " 51 1924 S. Fred NEWTON 309
1902 Arthur W. WILLIAMSON 54 1925            " 269
1903            " 72      
Return to Protestant Church list
Back to the homepage
Questions, Comments or Suggestions?
contact
Patty Brown
coordinator of the MontréalGenWeb