Acton Presbyterian Church
Acton NB

E6K 2Y5





Who we are

Acton Presbyterian Church is serving the Acton community and engaging and encouraging others through a life-changing journey in Acton, New Brunswick.

Our mission is to nurture a diverse and welcoming community, committed to following fearlessly wherever God is leading us and make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Acton and the world!



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Acton Presbyterian Church
4125 Route 640
Acton, NB E6K 2Y5
Canada
Phone: (506) 366-3646
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Rev. Anne Boudreau
Rev. Anne Boudreau
Minister
4125 Route 640
Acton, NB E6K 2Y5
Canada
Phone: (506) 262-6258
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Ezekiel 36:26

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

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2412 Route 3
Harvey
New Brunswick
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Sunday 9:30am

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History of Acton Presbyterian Church, Acton NB

HISTORY OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AND ACTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

According to history, Harvey was settled for the most part by a party of about 160 in all who left Berwick, Scotland, and landed in Saint John. From there they proceeded to Fredericton where they were more or less stranded for a time because of lack of work. The company they had expected to work with had shut down. Sir John Harvey, then Governor of New Brunswick, and Lemuel Wilmot, who later became Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, interviewed these immigrants and were informed that they wished to settle together on a tract of land between Fredericton and St. Andrews. Thus a spot about 25 miles from Fredericton became known as Harvey Settlement. Fifty (50) acres of land was granted to each settler. In 1850 another group of families arrived to a 1000 acre block to the rear of Oromocto Lake which became known as Tweedside.
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The congregation of Harvey was organized on August 13,1840, and at the first communion held the following Sabbath, the congregation then consisted of 47 members.

From 1841 to 1851, Rev. Daniel McCurdy ministered the congregation. Other ministers who fol¬lowed were Rev. Samuel Johnston (1856 -1876), Rev. Edward Roberts (1876 -1881), Rev. Robert Nairn (1882-1885), Rev. James McLean (1886-1907), Rev. Malcolm MacPherson (1908-1914), Rev. Jamieson McKay (1914 -1918), Rev. Hugh MacLean (1921 -1925), Rev. George Knight (1925 -1934), Rev. R. J. Kirkland (1935 -1938), Rev. Allison O. MacLean (1939 student and 1940 -1943), Rev. James G MacDonald (1944 -1945), Rev. Atholl H. Sproule (1946 -1953), Rev. S.R. Jackson (1956 -1981), Rev. David Dewar (1982 -1998) and Rev. Bonnie Wynn (1999 - present).

Members of the first Kirk Session in 1856 were Thomas Craig, John Thompson, Thomas Piercy, Thomas Herbert and James Nesbit. John Taylor and Matt Piercy were added later in 1856. The first church occupied a site across the highway from the present sanctuary. In 1925, a vote was taken and the majority of the members voted to join with other churches to form The United Church in Canada. However, those members who wanted to remain Presbyterian withdrew their membership from this newly formed church and they became known as the continuing Presbyterian Church. The present church, Knox, was dedicated in June, 1927. On July 11,1971, a Christian Education Centre was dedicated which housed a Ladies Parlour, a study and numerous Sunday School classrooms.

There are currently about 315 members on record at Knox and Acton. Being in the centre of lake country, we enjoy the fellowship of cattagers at our summer services at both Acton and Knox.

The Young Peoples' Hall, which originally sat next door to the church building, was moved to its present site in 1996 and is now attached to the main church complex. The dedication of the new attached hall took place in the spring of 1999.

A second Presbyterian Church, located at Acton, was dedicated in 1868. Services are conducted at this church from early May until late October.   Edit


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I ask you neither for health nor for sickness, for life nor for death; but that you may dispose of my health and my sickness, my life and my death, for your glory... You alone know what is expedient for me; you are the sovereign master, do with me according to your will. Give to me, or take away from me, only conform my will to yours. I know but one thing, Lord, that it is good to follow you, and bad to offend you. Apart from that, I know not what is good or bad in anything. I know not which is most profitable to me, health or sickness, wealth or poverty, nor anything else in the world. That discernment is beyond the power of men or angels, and is hidden among the secrets of your providence, which I adore, but do not seek to fathom.
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