Dedication of Melville Church, Kincardine, NB 1878

[The year 2018 marks the 140th anniversary of the Melville Church as well as the 145th anniversary of the Scotch Colony. This newspaper article presented an account detailing the dedication of the Melville Church held on January 1, 1878 at Kincardine, New Brunswick.]

Aberdeen Press and Journal
January 29, 1878, Tuesday; page 2

The New Kincardineshire Church.

The settlers in New Kincardineshire, New Brunswick opened their new church on New Year’s Day, as was sometime ago proposed. The day was fine, and a vast crowd of neighbours from considerable distances on both banks of the river St. John attended the service which was conducted by the Rev. D. M. Maclise, D. D. of St. John, who was assisted by the Rev. C. N. Sinnet of Fort Fairfield, State of Maine, and we may add that the latter gentleman was accompanied by a considerable number of visitors from that State. The service commenced at 11 a. m., and by that hour part of all the families in the new settlement, and the families long settled on the north bank of the great river, were present, and many friends who had driven on sleighs from distant localities. Dr. Maclise opened the proceedings by praise, selecting the Old Hundredth Psalm. He then read II Chronicles, 6th chapter, then Rev. Mr. Melville, minister of the colony, engaged in prayer; and Dr. Maclise Continue reading

Letter by Rev. Peter Melville, New Kincardine Colony, New Brunswick, Sept. 11, 1877 Published in the Rothesay Chronicle and Buteshire and West Coast Advertiser, Oct. 13, 1877

NEW KINCARDINE COLONY.
The following letter written by our former townsman and Parish Church missionary, the Rev. Peter Melville, M. A., B. D., to The New Brunswick Reporter, will be read with interest by his many friends in Rothesay:—

Mr. Editor:—You and your readers will be pleased to hear that this Scottish Colony is making good progress. The crops are very good, (excepting hay,) and are likely to be gathered in safety, without frost or snow. Continue reading

HISTORY OF KINCARDINE’S MELVILLE CHURCH by Cari Grierson (Audio Version)

History of the Melville Church presented by Cari Grierson on August 26, 2012

History of the Melville Church presented by Cari Grierson on August 26, 2012

United Church of Canada in the Colony

The Andover-Kincardine Pastoral Charge has four congregations including the Upper Kintore United Church on the Kintore Road in Upper Kintore and the Melville Church on the Manse Road in Kincardine. The Scotch Colony Brotherhood and United Church Women are organizations of the church community. Music at the Kincardine-Upper Kent Church  includes organ, piano, guitar, violin, tin whistle, and bag pipes.

The St. James United Church in Perth-Andover suffered flood damage on March 17-18, 2012. Two sets of photographs are posted here.

United Church of Canada, Upper Kintore, Dedicated 1893

 

Melville United Church, Kincardine

Melville United Church, Kincardine