SIDE copyWelcome to Kensington Presbyterian Church!

 We are a Christian community worshipping in the heart of NDG — since 1896! The community of NDG has changed a great deal since then, and so have we.

Our worship is open and joyful, both contemporary and traditional.  In mission we support the NDG Food Depot (local focus) and Tidzalerana Club, Malawi (international focus). The kids of Kensington are important to our community, since they have their own vitality and gifts to brings to the church.

You are welcome!

Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Season

Please join in for some of the ways we are building community and growing with God.

Christmas Decorating – Friday, Nov. 29 from 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study – Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Musical Moments of Joy Fundraiser – Sat., Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
Pot-Luck Dinner & Entertainment – Sat., Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Caroling in the Community – Sun., Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Blue Christmas: a peaceful service when it’s not easy – Sat., Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Christmas Pageant Service – Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve: Lessons and Carols – Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Morning Pot-Luck breakfast and Carol Sing – Wed, Dec. 25 at 9:30 a.m.

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Growing Hope

Our senior Sunday school class has invited us to support the planting of Olive trees this year.

The olive tree is pretty amazing: growing in poor soil, producing precious fruit, living for over a thousand years, and being a symbol for peace. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of olive trees have been destroyed in this area since 2001 – depriving the farmers of their income and traditional way of life. This project will help right an injustice. The Presbyterian Church in Canada is partnering with the YM/YWCA of East Jerusalem, and their goal is to plant 8 000 trees a year, at $30 a tree.


Kensington in The Presbyterian Record

This article appeared in the May 2014 issue of The Presbyterian Record – written by Roland De Vries about changes at Kensington Church over the past number of years. (To the right is the front cover of The Presbyterian Record from June 1964 – 50 years ago.)


Change has been in the air at Kensington, Montreal, over the past six years as the congregation has adopted global and contemporary songs in Sunday worship. While we still sing many traditional hymns, there are new melodies, harmonies and rhythms rising into the air from sounding board, vocal cords and even the djembe.

Presbyterian Record cover June 1964Change has also been in the walls and in the ground and in the pews and in the programs and in the financial outlook. So here’s just a sampling of changes made in our congregation’s life over these past years, beyond the embrace of new musical expressions. Changes made in a spirit, I would say, of faithful common sense. Read More

225 years in montreal

St. Gabriel's church bellOn Sunday, March 13 2012, the congregation of Knox Crescent Kensington and First Presbyterian Church (known as Kensington Presbyterian Church as of August of this year )celebrated the 225th anniversary of Presbyterianism in Montreal. As a congregation we trace our roots partially back to 1786, when the Rev. John Bethune led worship services for garrison officers and fur traders of the North West Company. Housed within our sanctuary, among other things, is the bell from the St. Gabriel’s Street Church, the first Presbyterian church in Lower Canada.

Here is a brief statement of our history and of our movement forward in faith and mission, following the risen Jesus: KCKF 225 years