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Cobourg Church Directory

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)
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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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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

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. Midweek iKids program in fall/winter season. Midweek hosting of Celebrate Recovery program. (Salvation Army Band at most services.) (Note: This is not the address for Salvation Army Family Services.) 

Slate Church — Meeting at 10:00 AM Sundays at the Knights of Columbus Centre in Cobourg. This is a remote (video) site of Slate Church in Kitchener/Waterloo where you’ll find more information. A recent church plant; the Cobourg site pastors are longtime customers as is the lead pastor in K/W.  https://www.slatechurch.com/

Christ The Servant — Online church only on Zoom, Sundays at 10:30 AM.  A mixture of liturgy, modern worship, and homily.
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Cobourg Alliance —  One service at 10:00 AM. 1333 Ontario Street. High school youth, junior high and children’s ministry programs. Strong emphasis on Life Groups in various locations. Member of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. (Mostly modern worship with a full band.)

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, Plainville, Camborne, etc.

Note: Searchlight is also part of the Cobourg Christian Network, which includes churches, parachurch organizations, chaplaincies, etc.

Port Hope Church Directory

Grace Church — 2 Centennial (Cavan & Jocelyn) 10:30 AM — Located at the top of the town where the Ganaraska River meets highway 401. Good teaching, a variety of worship styles; a friendly, welcoming church. Member of the EMCC (Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada.)
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First Baptist Church — 11:00 AM, Downtown Port Hope next to the Post Office on John St. A church experiencing a rebirth with an informal atmosphere. (Mostly modern worship w/ piano or guitar accompaniment.)
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Calvary Pentecostal ChurchRose 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, some hymns.)
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Port Hope Gospel Hall — Cavan St. at Highland, 11 AM — A very small conservative evangelical church in the Brethren tradition. (Acapella hymns) (‘Breaking of Bread’ service at 9:30.)

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. www.stmarksporthope.ca

St. John The Evangelist Anglican — Pine Street north of Walton — 8:30 and 10:30 AM — Also Wednesday morning at 10AM 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 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, summer sports camps, hockey chaplaincy, the Created to Create theatre and music programs, high school ministry and one-to-one counsel and mentoring. www.nyfc.org

Salvation Army Family Services — NW corner of Swayne Street at College, Cobourg — Various types of social and economic support to individuals and families in need, including Food Bank, Good Food Box program, Emergency Services, Housing Support, Drop in Centres, etc. Additional office on Peter Street in Port Hope. 
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Northumberland Promise — Outreach to individuals and families living in community housing in west Northumberland. Summer sports camp and arts camp, Alpha Course, Christmas Dinner, etc.  www.northumberlandpromise.com

Northumberland Christian School — Danforth Road, Cobourg — Day school grades K-8; Member of the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools. Call to schedule a tour of the facility.

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United Christian Broadcasters — Cobourg’s Christian Radio station at 90.7 FM. Also 102.3 in Belleville.

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

Open Table Communities — Connecting with other believers, and even not-yet believers can take many forms. opentablecommunities.com

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

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

Thrift and Thrive — Used clothing and household goods thrift shop operated by Northumberland Christian School, located on William Street in Cobourg.

Treasure Trove — Used clothing ministry of St. John’s Anglican, Port Hope. Seasonal. Closed now, reopens in Spring each year. 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

Scriven Christian Academy — Group setting with facilitators aiding individual learning using home-school curricula. Conservative, King James Only theology. Toronto Road, Port Hope.

In addition to the charities listed here, we have people in the community who work for national organizations such as Shalem Mental Health Network, Mission Canada (Durham College and OTU Campus Outreach), Mission of Tears, and the Global Engagement team of Youth for Christ Canada

Searchlight (and/or Paul and Ruth) also supports Christian Salvage Mission, Engineering Ministries International, Mustard Seed International, Camp IAWAH, Our Daily Bread, and Welcome Home Children’s Centre (orphanage in Haiti).

Regional Churches of Interest

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 Community Church — in Colborne on the main street in the town’s east end. 

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Brighton. www.stpaulsbrighton.ca 

Evangel Pentecostal Church — In Brighton.

Brighton Fellowship Christian Reformed Church —

Fellowship Christian Church — In Courtice (east of Oshawa); 2878 Trulls Road. fellowshipchristianchurch.com