Remembering Westminster St. Paul's
In October 2021, after 63 wonderful years Westminster St. Paul's closed. The congregation migrated to St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church (Guelph) and Knox
Presbyterian Church (Guelph).
The purpose of this website
This is the website of the Westminster - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church archive.
It provides a way for congregants to visit the church which was such an important part of their lives.
It provides a way for the general public to understand the meaning of a worship community.
It is a resource for researchers.
The birth of Westminster St. Paul's
In 1955 Guelph was a growing city - especially to the northeast of
downtown. Knox Presbyterian Church had a vision of reaching out to
this new community with a new church. Thus the idea of Westminster
Presbyterian Church was born. Over the next four years the dream became
a reality with this impressive building holding its first service in
1959. During the development stage it was decided that St. Paul's
Presbyterian Church, located on Short Street in The Ward, would
amalgamate with the new church community and the name then became
Westminster-St. Paul's. The land on Victoria Road, then a gravel street
on the edge of town, was donated by Norman McMillan. Please continue
reading by clicking on the images below to find out more about the
individuals and other church communities that supported the new
endeavour, the ministers who have guided the congregation for over 60
years and the amazing community spirit that has been Westminster-St.