Formation of the Methodist Church (Canada, Newfoundland, Bermuda) 1884, The

The largest Protestant denomination in Canada during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Methodist Church (Canada, Newfoundland, Bermuda) was established in 1884. Its formation marked the culmination of a long series of mergers between groups of British and American origin. The first broad union occurred in 1874 when three denominations, amalgamations of smaller groups, joined to form the Methodist Church of Canada. Nine years later, at meetings held in Belleville, union of all mainline Methodists was proposed. After intense debate, delegates representing the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada, the Bible Christian Church of Canada, the Primitive Methodist Church in Canada and the Methodist Church of Canada approved the merger and, on July 1, 1884, the Methodist Church (Canada, Newfoundland, Bermuda) was officially established.


At Bridge Street United Church, the site of some of the meetings, Belleville

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Hastings

Municipality: City of Belleville