Update Septber 9: Kensington Presbyterian Church is gradually reopening our doors as we are able to accommodate various groups and maintain a safe environment. In order to address some concerns about resuming worship services in the building we are in the process of improving the ventilation system to lower the risk of transmission, and our audio/visual equipment so we can continue to include people at home through their computer. Our current reopening date i November 1st. In the mean time, there are opportunities for the church to gather online, and worship services on PDF are posted weekly.
letter from July 3, 2020
Dear Friends, Read More
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 Depot (local focus) and the replanting of olive trees with the YM/YWCA of East Jerusalem (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.
As I write this we don’t have any snow and I’m looking forward to it. I don’t know about you, but that is one of my Christmas memories. It really helps to create the holiday feeling for me. There are many other Christmas experiences are also missing. I love going carolling (even when it was –20 last year), but singing door-to-door would not be spreading good wishes this year. I also love gathering with family… while we’re considering two weeks of strict isolation to have a visit, I’m doubtful it’ll happen. At least we still have …Read More
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.
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.
Change 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