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Cobourg Church Directory

Church on The Hill — Opposite the Northumberland Mall on the north side of Elgin St. W. (actual address is 584 Courthouse Road); service at 10:30 AM runs to approx 12:15; lively worship, excellent weeknight junior high and high school ministry; affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. (Modern worship with a full band, some hymns.)
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Cobourg Alliance — Two contemporary services on Sundays; 9:00 AM  and 11:00 AM at 1333 Ontario Street north of highway 401; Extensive high school youth, junior high and children’s ministry programs, with RIOT being the largest Jr. High mid-week program in Northumberland County. Strong emphasis on Life Groups which meet in 15 various locations. Member of The Christian and Missionary Alliance.  (Mostly modern worship with a full band.)
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Calvary Baptist Church — King Street West at Ball Street, ¼ km west of Shopper’s Drug Mart — A blend of evangelical flavour and a more formal order of service. 10:30 AM. Member of Canadian Baptists of Ontario & Quebec (CBOQ) (Mostly hymns with a vocal music team and choir.)
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St. Peter’s Anglican — 8:30 and 10:30 AM — King St. W (at College St.) — Large congregation and staff offer a huge variety of services and mid-week programs, and various choirs.  www.stpeterscobourg.org

Christ The Servant — Originally formed as a breakaway group from a local Catholic Church, this church now welcomes people from various backgrounds in a relaxed and friendly setting in the Cold Springs Community Hall on Cty. Road 18 (approx 6 km north of Cobourg) at 10:30 AM.  A mixture of liturgy, modern worship, and homily with a fellowship time after. (Mostly modern worship with a full band.)
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Grace Christian Reformed — 10 AM, 440 King Street East — A liturgical order of service that combines formal and informal elements. Member CRC. (An equal mix of modern worship and hymns, piano accompaniment)
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Salvation Army — 59 Ballantine (off Division) 10:30 AM  — A worship service in the Salvation Army tradition. (Salvation Army Band at most services.) (Note: This is not the address for Salvation Army Family Services.)
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Other area churches include St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Rice Lake Vineyard, Trinity United, Rural Faith United, Fellowship Baptist, St. Michael’s R. C., and many United and Anglican Churches in Grafton, Colborne, Salem, Cold Springs, etc.

Port Hope Church Directory

Grace Evangelical Missionary Church — 2 Centennial (Cavan & Jocelyn) 10:30 AM — Located where the Ganaraska River meets highway 401. Good teaching, a variety of worship styles; a friendly, welcoming church. Tuesday morning Bible study at 10:00 AM for men and women (September – May) which is attended by people from a variety of churches. (Winner of the Searchlight Best Church Library award!) (Mostly modern worship led by a small team or individual.)
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Calvary Pentecostal Church — Rose Glen & Croft Street 10:00 AM — 1/4 km south of MacDonald’s Port Hope location at the Ontario St exit of the eastbound 401. PAOC (Modern worship, usually with a full band.)
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First Baptist Church — 11:00 AM, Downtown Port Hope next to the Post Office on John St. A downtown church which is at the start of a rebirth, mixing a printed order of service with an informal atmosphere. (Mostly modern worship w/ piano accompaniment.)
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Port Hope Gospel Hall — Cavan St. at Highland, 11 AM — A very small conservative evangelical church in the Brethren tradition.

Kingdom Life — A Charismatic, rapidly growing fellowship recently launched, meeting in the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre (Mill St. & Peter St. SE Corner) Sundays at 10:30 AM
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St. Mark’s Anglican — King St 8:00 and 10:30 AM — Historical church is one of the oldest in Canada. Also Wednesdays at 10:00 AM (see note below under St. John re. this service in summer). www.stmarksporthope.ca

St. John The Evangelist Anglican — Pine Street n. of Walton — 8:30 and 10:30 AM — Also Wednesday morning at 10AM (which alternates in the summer between St. John and St. Mark’s). www.stjohnschurchph.ca/

Other area churches include  Port Hope United, The Parish of Perrytown (Anglican), New Hope United Church (Welcome), St. Paul’s Presbyterian, Our Lady of Mercy R.C.

Area Parachurch Organizations

The first six local organizations listed here depend on the financial support of people like you.

Northumberland Youth For Christ aka Northumberland Youth Unlimited  — a chapter of Youth For Christ/Canada serving youth and families in the western part of Northumberland County including Port Hope and Cobourg through large events, the Created to Create arts program, high school ministry and one-to-one counsel and mentoring. www.nyfc.org

Salvation Army Family Services — Swayne Street at College, Cobourg — Various types of social and economic support to individuals and families in need, including Good Food Box program, Collective Kitchens, etc.
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Northumberland Promise — Outreach to individuals and families living in community housing in west Northumberland. Summer sports camp. www.northumberlandpromise.com

Northumberland Christian School — Danforth Road, Cobourg — Day school grades K-8; Member of the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools.
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United Christian Broadcasters — Cobourg’s Christian Radio station at 90.7 FM with studios located at 150 King Street West. Also 102.3 in Belleville.

Christian Horizons — Ministry organization based in Western Ontario operates six facilities in Port Hope and Cobourg.

Beginnings Pregnancy Centre —. 700 Darcy Street, Unit 18, Cobourg. Pregnancy testing and support. www.beginnings.ca/cobourg

Better Together Refugee Partnership — Several churches participating in a project to, when completed, bring seven refugee families to Cobourg and Port Hope.  Facebook page link.

Canadian Christian Business Federation — This group of Christians in business  meets monthly at The Buttermilk Café on King St. W. in Cobourg at 8:00 AM on the first Tuesday (note recent change of day) of each month. The only charge is the cost of your meal. Part of a growing national network of chapters.  ccbf.org

The Gideons — National Bible-distribution organization has a local chapter.

Full Gospel Businessman’s Fellowship — Usually a breakfast on the 2nd Saturday morning of the month at the Best Western Hotel in Cobourg with a guest speaker and guest musician; check with Searchlight for confirmation and breakfast cost. (This information needs updating.)

Villa St. Joseph — Monk St., Cobourg; on the lake; hosts various day and residential retreats reflecting various types of Christian spirituality, and is also available for rental by the multi-faith community. Contact for schedule villastjoseph.ca

Scriven Christian Academy — Toronto Road, Port Hope; emphasis on individual learning using home-school materials in a group setting. Note: This school is ultra-conservative; King-James-only.

Treasure Trove — Used clothing ministry of St. John’s Anglican, Port Hope. Seasonal. Open for two hours on Wednesday nights and three hours on Saturday mornings now thru the end of November. www.stjohnschurchph.ca

Lakeshore Pentecostal CampDenominational residential camp and summer cottage property; approx 2 miles east of Cobourg. Morning and evening services daily except Saturday throughout the summer are open to the public, and free parking is available. See website for details. www.lakeshorepentecostalcamp.com

Alliance Family CentreDaycare, preschool and after-school facility operated by Cobourg Alliance Church, 1333 Ontario Street. Age: Infant and up. Usually a waiting list to get in.

Duir SchoolA small preschool and after-school program for children who face special challenges located downstairs (back door) of Grace Missionary Church in Port Hope. www.duirschool.ca  

In addition to the charities listed here, we have people in the community who work for national organizations such as Shalem Mental Health, Mustard Seed International, Mission of Tears, and the Global Engagement team of Youth for Christ Canada.

Regional Churches of Interest

Brighton Fellowship Christian Reformed Church — One of the largest churches in Northumberland County centrally located on County Road 2 in Brighton’s west end. Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. brightoncrc.org

Eddystone Baptist Church — An historic, 180-year old building with a traditional service.  Exit the 401 at Grafton and go north, veering right (east) at Eddystone Road. Church is on the left.

Prospect Missionary Church — in Colborne on the main street in the town’s east end. 
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Evangel Pentecostal Church — In Brighton.