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SOCIETY OBJECTIVES

                          1.  To gather and preserve into one central collection, historical materials
                                pertaining to the "Restoration Movement" in Canada-- i.e., the Canadian
                                Restoration Movement with ties to the American Stone-Campbell
                                movement--

                          2.  To organise this collection for ease of use.

                          3.  To encourage and promote the Historical study of
                                Restorationist churches in Canada.

 

BEGINNINGS


    Led by John Stevenson, a group of silk weavers from Paisley, Scotland arrived in Prince Edward Island in 1820 to build a new life and to plant a church. 

In that same year another group of Scots, led by John Menzies, petitioned to establish both a settlement and a church at Norval in Upper Canada near Georgetown.

Also in that same year, 24 year old James Black from Argyll arrived at the Talbot settlement on the north shore of Lake Erie. His preaching and leadership would extend to 1886.

These joined a growing host that would shape a continental effort to restore a Biblical order of faith and practice.

The Canadian history of the "Christians only" reform is rich in events, accomplishments and human interest. The stories of these and many other pioneers in the faith deserve to be preserved and remembered.