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The Presbyterian Church of St. David



 Presbyterianism was planted in Halifax after the American Revolution and grew slowly.  The Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia, founded in 1817, evolved by degrees into The Presbyterian Church in Canada, established in 1875. This was a union of unions based on the Westminster Standards (1643), which gave the Church of Scotland – the Kirk – its distinctive character.In 1930 The Presbyterian Church, Halifax, was renamed in honour of the saintly King David I of Scotland, who reigned from 1124 to 1153. In 1970 The Presbyterian Church of Saint David hosted the 96th General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, which had not convened in Halifax since 1910. In 1975 the Church celebrated its centenary and the Congregation its golden jubilee. Throughout its more than 75-year history, Saint David’s has been the first church of Presbyterianism in Halifax, and has been parent to congregations in the city and beyond.

Copyright: Richard Novossiltzeff
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Taken: 19/03/2014
Uploaded: 15/05/2014
Updated: 09/10/2017


Tags: church; presbyterian; kirk; halifax; nova scotia; canada
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