Founded in 1975

Dedicated to the Study of Presbyterian History and Reformed History

Annual Conference

2023 CSPH Annual Conference

Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 10:00 a.m.

Please note: For the first time in our history, we will meet on the second last, rather than the last Saturday, in September


We are pleased to announce that the progam for this year’s conference of the Canadian Society of Presbyterian History has been set.  Please find the list of presenters and their Papers below.

This will be a hybrid conference.  We’re hoping to have as many people as possible attend in person in Room 4 of Knox College, realizing that others will join us via zoom.

Dr. Stuart Macdonald, President

Rev. Dr. Stuart Macdonald
Rev. Dr. Stuart Macdonald
CSPH President

Register as a member and pay in advance by 
Monday, September 18, 2023.

For information on becoming a member, visit our Memebership Page.

2023 Program

Session 1 – Personalities 

Zander Dunn
“Alexander Dunn, Pioneer Missionary to British Columbia”
Russell Myers
“Principal William Patrick: Father of Church Union or More to the Story?”

Questions & Comments Session

Session 2 – Church Organizations

Ian McKechnie
“Faith, Fun & Friendship: The Last 50 Years of PYPS in the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario & Bermuda, 1968-2018”
Angie Song
“A Korean Canadian History in The Presbyterian Church in Canada”

Questions & Comments Session

Annual General Meeting

Session 3

Robert Revington
“The Portrayal of Canadian Presbyterianism in W.O. Mitchell’s The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon

John Vissers
“The munus triplex (three-fold office) in Canadian Presbyterian Theology”


Video Recording of the

2021 Conference

Patrick, Rev Dr William, 1852-1911
Rev. Dr. William Patrick, 1852-1911
MacCrimmon, Wullie - South Okanagan Amateur Players, SOAP
Credit: " 'Wullie MacCrimmon".
South Okanagan Amateur Players Society (SOAP), Oliver, BC

Dr. Mel Bailey Bursary Recipient
Russell Myers

The CSPH Executive is pleased to announce that Russell Myers has been awarded as the 2023 Dr. Mel Bailey Bursary.


Secretary, Ian Mason:
President, Dr. Stuart Macdonald: