United Church of Canada Inaugural Service
“Toronto gathers at the Mutual Street Arena for the inaugural service of the United Church of Canada
June 10, 1925”

Credit: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 5561

2021 Conference

Annual Conference - Knox College

Saturday, September 25, 2021


You are invited to attend the 46th annual conference of the Canadian Society of Presbyterian History  which will meet on September 25th from 12 noon E.S.T. until 3:00. With the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be our second virtual conference.   

We will be using Zoom the day of the conference. Registered participants (and that will include members who have paid this year’s reduced membership fee of $30) will be given a password so they can enter. 

We will begin at noon, which allows people on both coasts to be there at a civilized hour. 

Hope that you can join us on September 25th!

Dr. Stuart Macdonald, President

P.S.  Just a note about the CSPH Papers for 2020 – editing is nearly complete and we will be printing and mailing them prior to this year’s conference.


12:00-1:00 p.m. – Session 1

Stuart Macdonald:
“Conflict in Context: Re-considering the Liberty of Conscience Debate on Women’s Ordination, 1979-1985”

Robert Revington:
“Reta Rank and the History of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Aurora, Ontario”

Questions & Comments Session

1:15-1:45 p.m. – Annual General Meeting

2:00-3:00 p.m. – Session 2

Phyllis Airhart:
“Rescripting the Stories of Church Union: Making and Remaking Identity”

Questions & Comments Session