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Fonthill United Church

"In 1842, Fonthill Methodists began meeting in their homes for services until they purchased a church 16 years later. “In 1858, the Methodists bought a white frame church from the Universalists, and when it was replaced by a brick church in 1937, it was cut in half and made into two houses, just west of the church on Canboro Road."  Driving Tour of Historical Sites and Buildings in the Town of Pelham.  Pelham Historical Society.  200_

If you look past the church, you will find two houses that 'fit' with each other; they are not exactly beside each other, but are close by one another.

"On Saturday, June 19, 1937, at 2:30 in the afternoon, a special service was held for the laying of the corner stone of the new brick church. On Sunday, November 14, 1937, the new building was dedicated with great pomp and ceremony." Crow, Jackie. 150th Anniversary Year, 1842 – 1992, HISTORY. 1992.









Hours of Operation

The church office is normally open weekdays from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and the minister is normally in the office Tuesday to Thursday. Church service is on Sunday at 10:00 am.


From the QEW west:

Follow QEW to Victoria Avenue and go south to Regional Road 20.

Go east until you come to Fonthill. 

The church is on the South side of the road, on the right.

From the 406:

Follow the 406 south from St Catharines  or north from   Welland to Regional Road 20.

Go west into Fonthill. 

The church is at the top of the hill on the South side of the road, on the left.

Adjacent Land Uses

Note the Stirzinger House to the left of the church, a fine example of Pelham's Victorian villas, built in 1876.

Ownership & Management

Fonthill United Church


Child care and church school provided during Sunday service.


Fonthill United Church
42 Church Hill, Box 926
Fonthill, Ontario
L0S 1E0 Municipality Town of Pelham


(905) 892-6433

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.04351788640
Longitude -79.28595258470
UTM easting 639612
UTM northing 4767073


Fonthill United Church
42 Church Hill, Box 926
Fonthill, Ontario
L0S 1E0
Tel (905) 892-6433
Email fonthilu@vaxxine.com

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