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St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

Lutheran (CALC)


1961: Land at 815 Renfrew was purchased by missionaries of the American Lutheran Church in Canada (ALCC. ALCC became ELCIC in 1967)

23 October 1961: Groundbreaking services for construction of the church building.

17 June 1961: First service. Held in the parsonage basement (parsonage is a dwelling provided by the church for the pastor). Most of the congregation was made up of the disbanded Christ Lutheran Church that had once been in Brocklehurst.

24 June 1961: First services held in 815 Renfrew building.

12 August 1961: First communion service.

January 1965: Congregation voted to build an Education Wing on the building.

15 May 1966: Education Wing dedicated for use.

1973: Church parsonage sold.

1975: Status changed from mission to congregation.

September 1982: 20 year anniversary celebration. Stained glass windows were added to the building. The celebration was held over the weekend of the 25-26 of September. Pastors McFarlane and Kornfeld attended, both sharing messages on the 26th.

15 May 1991: Congregation voted to resign from Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC)

1992: St Andrew’s left the ELCIC. It became instrumental in the formation of the Canadian Association of Lutheran Congregations (CALC). They are the founding parish.

2012: Music In The Park program spearheaded by Al & Millie Kiesman, with support from Music Ministry team

Meeting Places

815 Renfrew Avenue

Leadership History

Congregation Website


Meeting Times

Sundays 10:30am

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