Update April 3: Kensington Presbyterian Church is preparing to reopen when Montreal is no longer a ‘red zone’. To do this we are looking into 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. 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.
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the deeds of the Lord,
discovered by all who desire them.
They are established for ever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant for ever.
Holy and awesome is his name.
Psalm 111: 1-2, 8-9
The world is moving towards Easter… through Lent. That’s the 40 days (plus Sundays) leading up to the big day. It’s when we focus on remembering the sacrifice and suffering of Jesus, the suffering of the world, and our role. I’ve heard some people comparing this COVID year as one long extended Lent.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