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The Presbyterian Church in Canada

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    • 50 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON, M3C 1J7, Canada
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Tell the biblical story in ever new and creative ways; Point to the redemptive work of Christ and the life-changing presence of the Spirit; Provide a place of sanctuary, tranquility and renewal in the name of the One who said, "I will give you rest"; Call for personal righteousness, justice and reconciliation in the Church and in the world and to hear, respect and cherish all God's children; Use God's gifts wisely and fairly for the good of all; Learn from one another and work together for the healing of the nations.


The roots of The Presbyterian Church in Canada are Scottish, but the Canadian heritage includes the work and witness of French Huguenots (Protestant) settlers who came to Canada in the 1600s. Of course, many people have come, and continue to come, into the denomination from other branches of the Christian Church. Many Presbyterians in Canada have their churches named after Reformers, particularly John Calvin (a Frenchman) and John Knox (a Scot who was influenced by Calvin's teachings). John Calvin (1509-1564) has often been called the "father" of Presbyterianism. Calvin lived in Geneva, Switzerland. From there, Presbyterianism spread through Europe. Calvin, like other reformers, worked hard to develop a church where everyone, not just the clergy, shared responsibilities. Schools were established to provide education for both clergy and laity. John Knox (1515-1572), after studying with Calvin in Geneva, returned to his native Scotland to establish Presbyterianism. It soon spread to northern Ireland, the United States and Canada. In 1875 several groups of Presbyterians formed a union and called themselves The Presbyterian Church. The Church has been independent since then.

IRD Activities

  • Action Partnership - Many Faiths, One Creation

    The Presbyterian Church in Canada schedules public opportunities for individuals to hear about various faith perspectives on Care For Creation, once a month for the first year, each time in the home of the faith community presenting

  • Share the Interfaith Story

    The 136th General Assembly approved two recommendations from this committee which encouraged Presbyterians to learn about and to be involved in interfaith activities locally and regionally and also to submit stories about these activities. The Presbyterian Church in Canada has received some stories and developed a space on The Presbyterian Church in Canada website where these stories can be shared. These could include written material, pictures, You Tube video, web links, etc.

  • Ecumenical And Interfaith Visitors to General Assembly

    Each year the committee invites ecumenical and/or interfaith visitors to the General Assembly in order to bring input from the colleagues and partners and to learn more about the church and the issues before them

  • Participate in Interfaith Events

    Presbyterians are encouraged to participate in interfaith events with local Members of Parliament organized by the Interfaith Leaders Summit in support of the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Main Focus Countries of Activities

    Kingston, ON, Canada - Virtual - Canada - Canada - World