Hillsdale Presbyterian Church was the 1st church established in Hillsdale in 1851. It is the longest continuously running institution in the village, followed by the post office, which was established in 1867. The original church was a log building erected on the north-east corner of the cemetery found on Highway 93 just south of the village. It did not take long for the congregation to outgrow the building and a second church was built in 1867 across the road from the cemetery.
The current church was built further north within the village at the location of 6 Mill Street West. It was constructed in 1896 for $6,045. The bell was installed in 1905 and an organ was purchased in 1910. For generations it has been a vibrant meeting place of worship and connecting the community of Hillsdale together.
Attendances have fallen in churches all across Canada, and many churches have closed doors. At one time Hillsdale had 3 churches, and Hillsdale Presbyterian Church is the lone surviving church. Typical Sunday attendance ranges from 15-20 with special services such as Christmas Eve bringing in much larger numbers.
Thank you for stopping by. And if you are in the Hillsdale, Ontario area why not drop by and worship with us on a Sunday morning. We are a very warm, friendly congregation. The service format is quite laid back using audio video. You will find a local map on the right side of this page showing where we are. Our services are at 10:30 am with coffee, tea and homemade baking proceeding the service at 10 am.
Carl Wright: Lay Minister