Thank you for taking the time to learn more about St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobourg. We are a part of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and have been worshiping in Cobourg since 1833.
Here is some common information that you may want to know about St. Andrew’s. You can learn more about our formation as a community of faith on our history page.
What we believe.
We proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in our words and actions. As a church in the reformed tradition we rely on truth and inspiration of Scripture and God’s guidance into the future.
We believe God is fully revealed in the three aspects of the Trinity: Creator, Son and Spirit.
As a worshiping community we celebrate the sacraments of communion and baptism.
Our goal is that through our worship and commitment to the values of Christ we can reveal the love that God has for all people.
What ministries do we support?
St. Andrew’s is very active within the local community. A weekly Soup Kitchenoffers meals to those who are hungry or in need of company. Rev. Ellis sits on the Northumberland Affordable Housing Committee, 20K Homes Advisory Team and Northumberland Emergency Response Team.
Some of the ministries we support are:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
- FareShare Food Bank
- Presbyterian World Service & Development
St. Andrew’s hosts frequent movie nights on subjects of social interest and is active in the community in a variety of other ways.
How can I get involved?
Simple, join us for worship and make yourself known. There are a variety of activities within the congregation where you can lend your skills and energy towards. Speak with Rev. Ellis for more information.
What is worship like at St. Andrew's?
St. Andrew’s worships in what would be described as a traditional style. Music is led by our Director of Music playing a Tracker Pipe Organ. The choir at St. Andrew’s blesses the congregation with weekly anthems. Hymns are sung from the Book of Praise (1997), which contains music from the 15th century forward.
Are children welcome in worship?
St. Andrew’s is an open and inviting congregation, we enjoy having children with us during worship. Several services during the year are inter-generational, allowing the whole body of Christ to worship together.
I am interested in baptism.
Baptism is a visible sign for what God has already done for us in Jesus Christ. In Baptism, water is administered in the name of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The water signifies the washing away of sin and new life in Jesus Christ.
At St. Andrew’s we practice infant baptism. Those baptised as infants are called later in life to publicly affirm their faith.
Requests for baptism are made to the Session of St. Andrew’s through the minister. As baptism is an act of discipleship the Session will ask questions about the individual being baptised and their commitement to the community of faith.