St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Preston, Ontario
Description
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Postcards
Description
Black and white postcard of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston, Ontario. People are gathered at the front of the church. Two cars are parked on the surrounding streets.
Notes
Holes in top half of post card.

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is located in the Preston section of Cambridge, Ontario. On December 1, 1834 St. Peter’s German Evangelical Church was organized by Rev. F.W. Bindeman. In 1837, the present church site was purchased and the cornerstone was laid on August 31, 1887. A major addition in 1957 created new class rooms, offices and a fellowship hall.

Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is one of five synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, consisting of more than 200 member congregations and 78,000 baptized members. The territory of the Eastern Synod runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In July 1861 the Canada Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada was organized by the former Canadian Conference of the Pittsburgh Synod. In 1867 the Canada Synod helped organize the General Council. In 1908 the Central Canada Synod organized as a result of English activity of the General Council. In 1918 both synods became part of the United Lutheran Church in America. In 1925 the Canada Synod and the Central Canada Synod merged, retaining the name Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada. In 1962 the Canada Synod reorganized as the Eastern Canada Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, comprised of the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and most of Ontario. In 1985 the Eastern Canada Synod withdrew from the Lutheran Church in America to join with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. In 1986 the new church began to function officially, retaining its membership in the Lutheran Council in Canada.
Inscriptions
Front: Lutheran Church, Preston, Ontario
Reverse: Post Card / The Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd., Toronto / PECO Ottawa / Made in Canada
Publisher
The Photogelatine Engraving Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ont.
Date of Original
Between 1938 and 1953
Dimensions
Width: 9 cm
Height: 13.7 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
LSPH439
Collection
Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada fonds
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3834 Longitude: -80.31637
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
S100 Disc7
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

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St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Preston, Ontario


Black and white postcard of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston, Ontario. People are gathered at the front of the church. Two cars are parked on the surrounding streets.