Trenholm United Church (Trenholm, Que.)

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Trenholm United Church (Trenholm, Que.)

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Trenholm United Church, initially of Methodist denomination, was organized sometime in the early 1840's. The earliest records we have for the existence of this church are from a board of trustees meeting in 1845, under the chairmanship of Rev. John Borland. In 1845, a resolution was passed to pay seventy-five pounds to pay the debt to Thomas Tait for building of the church, which was built in 1842. This establishes that the congregation predates the records. Nevertheless, the date of the erection of the church building is a good indication of when the church was established, keeping in mind that it is possible that the congregation may have met years prior to the building of the church, which was common practice in the history of the Eastern Townships. The Trenholm Methodist church was part of the mission of Melbourne, of the Hatley and Melbourne Circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference. The first 70 years of this church's history is marked by the fact they that they had a very small congregation and were unable afford to have a full-time minister. Many of those who served this church were students under the supervision of the Methodist Church at Richmond. In 1922, Trenholm officially joined the Richmond Charge of the Methodist Church of Canada, and were served by the pastor of that church. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational Churches, the Trenholm Methodist Church joined the Union. Trenholm United Church is under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.

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