our history

Cambridge Street Baptist Church has a rich meaningful history in the community of Lindsay,Ontario.

We would invite you to read the article we have provided here to experience for yourself how God has worked through the lives of His faithful servants in this church. The information in the article spans from 1863 up to 1988 (125 years)

We hope you enjoy the article!!!

 

 

1863 – Centennial – 1963
Cambridge Street Baptist Church
Lindsay, Ontario
INTRODUCTORY

“A wise nation preserves its monuments in memory of joys and sacrifices of the past.” So said that great Joseph Howe of Confederation days.

The following recital attempts to record “joys and sacrifices of the past” in the lighting of the Baptist lamp in Lindsay, and how that light has glowed for One Hundred years.

The first inkling showing Baptist interest is revealed by a Deed of Crown land, Lot 17, N. Wellington Street.Dated February 9, 1854, purchased for Ten Pounds by Rev. John Gilmour of Peterborough. Mr. Gilmour was first a missionary to the Indians of Balsam, Chemong and Rice Lakes; then a wide ranging Baptist Evangelist and finally in 1847 the pastor of the newly organized Peterborough Baptist Church. Evidently some Baptist or Baptists of Lindsay, selected the site for purchase for a Baptist chapel. (Read more…click here)