Vernon River United Church

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Vernon River United Church

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The United Church in Vernon River had its beginnings in the Bible Christian and Methodist religions. The Bible Christian Church, established in Vernon River as early as 1839 and whose circuit included the Pownal area, joined with the Methodist Church sometime between 1865 and 1870. A church was built in 1872 which served the surrounding areas including Cherry Valley, Allberry Plains, Vernon River, Orwell, Eldon, etc. With Church Union in 1925 the Methodist Church in Vernon River became part of the United Church in Canada. In 1968 the congregations of Pownal, Millview, and Orwell Head, joined with the Vernon River circuit consisting of Orwell, Vernon River and Cherry Valley to form Vernon River United Church pastoral charge. A central church, St. Andrew's was built in Vernon River.


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