Founded in 1975

Dedicated to the Study of Presbyterian History and Reformed History


The Canadian Society of Presbyterian History (CSPH) was founded in 1975 during the centennial of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. The CSPH is a religion-centred Learned Society, meeting annually on the last Saturday of September. Membership is open to all individuals and institutions who share an interest and fascination in the study of Presbyterian and Reformed history.

Since 1975,182 scholarly papers have been presented at the Society’s annual meetings, covering a wide range of research topics. Please visit the “Papers” section of our website to view and download a selection of 18 of these papers, as well as an index of all the papers delivered between 1975 and 2016.

Montage of Historical Documents