Who We Are

We’re a congregation of The United Church of Canada – about 350 family groups of different shapes and sizes – with a worshipping history in Kingston, Ontario since 1847. Numerous volunteers provide leadership along with our devoted ministerial and music staff.

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We’re a congregation of The United Church of Canada – about 350 family groups of different shapes and sizes – with a worshiping history in Kingston, Ontario since 1847. Numerous volunteers provide leadership along with our devoted ministerial and music staff.

Our current building was built in 1888. People have been proudly using it since then to gather weekly for worship and engage the community and the world. Despite a devastating fire in 1995, our current sanctuary seats over 550 people, has a broad and spacious platform/stage, a beautiful grand piano and an amazing organ.

The extraordinary acoustics of the Chalmers sanctuary make it a wonderful venue for small or large events. We are well connected to the Kingston musical community. David Melhorn-Boe leads the dedicated choir and offers musical leadership in a variety of ways. Through a state-of-the-art sound system, we deliver extraordinary sound in the sanctuary and provide online streaming of our services.

Our Moderator, Doug Arrand, and countless volunteers are dedicated to ensuring Chalmers is a place where worship, music and thoughtful reflection on faith and life mingle in the celebration of God.

Where We Are

Chalmers United Church is located in Kingston, Ontario, at the intersection of Barrie, Clergy and Earl Streets. We’re just behind the old city courthouse and City Park, on the edge of the campus of Queen’s University. On Sundays, you’ll find us also live-streamed at 10:30 (ET) right here on this web site.

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Chalmers United Church is located in Kingston, Ontario, at the intersection of Barrie, Clergy and Earl Streets. We’re just behind the old city courthouse and City Park, on the edge of the campus of Queen’s University. On Sundays, you’ll find us also live-streamed at 10:30 (ET) right here on this web site.

The easiest way to get to Chalmers is to either head down Barrie St. towards the waterfront from Princess, Brock, or Johnson, or to head up Barrie from the waterfront and King Street.

If you are using an internet maps utility (such as Google Maps) our church is located at:

212 Barrie St, Kingston ON, K7L 2L8

What We Do

Chalmers is on the thoughtful, liberal edge of the United Church. We honour the Judeo-Christian traditions, interpret the Bible using the best scholarship and insights we can, and try to offer weekly worship that brings some meaning to the world in which we live.

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Chalmers is on the thoughtful, liberal edge of the United Church. We honour the Judeo-Christian traditions, interpret the Bible using the best scholarship and insights we can, and try to offer weekly worship that brings some meaning to the world in which we live.

Growing in faith is important for us all; we offer a variety of programs for children, youth and adults. Engaging with the community and the world is a part of who we are – we have both ongoing benevolent work and regular mission projects.

We offer LIVE AUDIO STREAMING of our Sunday Services, which you can listen to at 10:30 AM (ET) Sunday morning, every week.

Chalmers is an ideal place for a marriage or other significant life events. Baptism is often the way that families connect here and we are glad to have conversation about that important decision. We welcome all, including same gender couples and families. The Sacrament of Communion is usually celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. We offer a Sunday Service every Sunday from 10:30 (ending between 11:30 and 11:45) and afterwards you can enjoy refreshment and conversation in McCallum Hall.

We are proud to offer our building and technical services for rentals. Our sanctuary has amazing acoustics and an outstanding new sound system; it’s a perfect place for large celebration or meeting. With the large number of rooms, both in Chalmers and in our Church House, we are confident that we can provide the size solution to meet your meeting needs.

Jul
23

Sunday July 26, 2015

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Read this week’s   BULLETIN Sunday July 26, 2015

Listen to: Perfect Love, Rev. Nancy Clarke

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Jul
16

Sunday July 19, 2015

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Read this week’s  BULLETIN Sunday July 19, 2015

***Chalmers is experiencing technical difficulties with the sound system and live stream this Sunday, as it has not been working for the past couple days. There is no recording of this week’s sermon, our apologies. Please be patient in our efforts to rectify this issue.

There will be a Summer Discussion group for members of both Chalmers & Sydenham United Churches. We plan to discuss current issues in Christian Theology.  All are welcome.  Since Summer is an erratic time, there is no expectation for you to attend all or even most of these sessions.  The discussions will be held after Sunday Services for about one hour. If you have any questions, please contact Mary-Stewart Ross.

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Jul
09

Sunday July 12, 2015

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Read this week’s BULLETIN Sunday July 12, 2015

Listen to: What’s in a Name?, Rev. Drew Strickland

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Jul
02

Sunday July 5, 2015

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Read this week’s BULLETIN Sunday July 5, 2015

Listen to: Beauty and the Beast, Rev. Drew Strickland

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Jun
25

Sunday June 28, 2015

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Read this week’s BULLETIN Sunday June 28, 2015

Listen to: The Spiritual Disciplines of Jubilee, Rev. Drew Strickland

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Jun
18

Sunday June 21, 2015

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Read this week’s BULLETIN Sunday June 21 2015

Listen to: Jubilee, Rev. Drew Strickland

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Jun
11

Sunday June 14, 2015

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Read this Sunday’s BULLETIN Sunday June 14, 2015 Confirmation

Listen to: The Search is On, Rev. Drew Strickland

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Jun
04

Sunday, June 7, 2015

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Read this week’s BULLETIN Sunday June 7 2015

Listen to: God of the Great Big Sea, Rev. Drew Strickland

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Read this week’s BULLETIN Sunday May 31, 2015 Trinity

Listen to: Luther on Christianity’s Central Tenet, Rev. Dr. Stanford Lucyk

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Read this week’s BULLETIN Sunday May 24, 2015 Pentecost

Listen to: The Yearning, Rev. Drew Strickland

 

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Contact Information

Chalmers United Church
212 Barrie Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3K3
Phone: (613) 546-3263
E-mail: office@chalmersunitedchurch.com
Fax: (613) 546-3340