Summerlea an Offshoot of St. Andrew's Presbyterian
The Story of the First 50 Years
Summerlea Presbyterian Church 1917 Lawn Social
The Sunday School circa 1943 - Thanks to Esther Anderson
Summerlea Picnic 1949 - Thanks to Olive Gatehouse (née Connolly)
1949 Let's Build It! Pamphlet
13 July 1952 Bulletin - Thanks to Betty Smith
Birthday Party on 40th Avenue, 1952 - Thanks to Betty Smith
1952 / 1957 Construction
The New Church Dedication, Oct. 23, 1952
Church Directory, Oct. 23, 1952
The Church School, Oct., 1952
New Building Committee, October, 1952
A note from Summerlea minister Rev. Howard Clark 12 Dec 2004
Last week Susan Ippersiel and I were rummaging through the dusty old ledgers in the storage room at Summerlea looking for some information concerning Grace United Church. Susan pointed out to me some of the earliest Summerlea registers.
What a surprise it was to discover that Summerlea was actually a child of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. In fact in December of 1914 St. Andrew's commissioned Summerlea Presbyterian Church as it recognized the need to expand West in Lachine. In the front of two of the books it said, "Presented by the Session of St. Andrew's Church, Lachine, to the Presbyterian congregation of Summerlea, on the occasion of their severance from St. Andrew's Church. dated December 21st, 1914."
So, back 90 years ago we were an offshoot of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church that is now coming back to join with us. What other wonders is God doing in our lives?
The church on 51st Avenue, ca 1949