Our Minister

Reverend Lynda Harrison

Reverend Lynda Harrison began her ministry here at St. John's United Church in October 2006.  Born and raised in New Richmond, Quebec on the Gaspe Peninsula, Rev. Lynda received her B.A. from Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec then attended McGill University and the United Theological College in Montreal, attaining her Master of Divinity in 1994.  She was ordained by the Maritme Conference in 1994 and settled in Yellow Grass - Trossachs Pastoral Charge in Saskatchewan.  She then served at the Waterville/Hatley/North Hatley church in the Quebec/Sherbrooke Presbytery for six years.  Rev. Lynda's covenanting service was held on October 29, 2006 at St. John's, presided over by Mr. Lorne Bender, chair of the Seaway Valley Presbytery.

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Our Vision

Our vision statement is a Statement of Faith from which future plans emerge.  It states Who we are; Why we exist; and Where are we going.

Following the example of Jesus, the people of St. John’s United Church seek to be an engaged, inclusive spiritual family focused on serving the broader community through life-giving practices of:

  • Radical hospitality
  • Deep spirituality
  • Inspired music

Our Vision is:

    • Radical Hospitality – More than merely friendly, we welcome all who enter our doors. Hospitality is a way of caring for all of God’s children. No one is a “stranger” in our Church home. 
    •  Deep and engaged Spirituality –We continue to grow spiritually, through Worship, Prayer, Bible Study, Music, Fellowship and Support for one another and especially for the sick, the elderly and the bereaved. We encourage spiritual development at every age and stage of life through Christian Education.                                               
    •   Inspired Music – Music connects us to one another and draws us to the Holy Spirit. Music is an essential part of who we are and how we worship together.


    We are aware of the needs within our community and in the world at large and we are actively engaged to transform it in ways consistent with the teaching of Jesus through support of the Mission and Service of the United Church of Canada and through Outreach within our community.


Our History

Prior to 1830, there is little more than a record of itinerant preachers who occasionally visited Kemptville and held services in the houses of the few existing scattered members. Early in 1831, the construction of a small frame church was begun.

The first brick church, built on the present site was erected in 1869. In January, 1888, a disastrous fire of incendiary origin started in the basement and destroyed all but the walls and roof of the comparatively new building. The church was rebuilt and reopened on June 24th, 1888 looking on the exterior much as the main portion does today.

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St. John's United Church
400 Prescott Street
PO Box 340
Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0

Sunday Worship 10:00am  at St. John's United!

KIDZ Faith Corner  10:00 am

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 9 - 2

Wed/Thurs: 9 - 2

Friday: 9 - 12                                                           

Closed in July