History

We have experienced many changes over the years as we responded to the call to ‘Go Out.’ Many other United Church of Canada congregations in greater Moncton trace their early beginnings back to Central United.

Here is a snap-shot of our past:

1821    The Free Meeting House becomes an ecumenical place of worship.

1822    Petitcodiac Circuit established

1847    The first denominational church was established at “the Bend,” the corner of Main and Wesley Street, Moncton

1874    Several branches of Methodism came together to form the Methodist Church of Canada

1877    New Methodist Church and manse were built fronting on Church Street

1885    Manse was moved from the middle of what became Queen Street

1912    New manse built due to fire

1914    (Nov 24) Fire destroys Central Methodist Church

1916    (Oct 22) Dedication of new Central Methodist Church

1925    (June 10) Methodists, Congregationalists and 70% of the Presbyterians unite to form The United Church of Canada and Central Methodist Church becomes Central United Church.

1968    Evangelical United Brethren become part of the United Church of Canada

2008    Central United Church begins working with other not-for-profit agencies to create the Community
Peace Centre complex on the corner of Church and Queen Streets

2012    (June 11) Official opening of Community Peace Centre, of which Central United Church is a
founding member.

 

 

 

Central United Church

Central United Church pre 2012 (courtesy JVH MarketDesign)

Tower and Church Building of the Community Peace Centre

Central United Church Now