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The goal is a complete list of every gathering that has existed in a province (or state) that has roots (or definite influence from) within any branch of the Brethren movement. If an assembly has changed in affiliation/format, that is noted with the abbreviation in parentheses, if known. In the examples where nothing is listed next to an era, it should be presumed it maintained the same affiliation as prior or subsequent.

  • (OB): Open Brethren: As opposed to the Closed or Exclusive Brethren. May refer to Chapels, Halls, or other types of names of churches that retain Brethren flavor (whether "loose" (open table) or "tight" (guarded table) to visitors.
  • (BC): Bible Church: These are churches that are evangelical in nature, but with no recognizable traits or distinctives in being associated (in that era) with the Brethren movement, and a majority of its constituency may be unaware of its background.
  • (EB): a generic term belonging to the Exclusive (and/or closed) Brethren, but thought prior to various nameable splits.
  • (TW): Tunbridge Wells closed brethren network that split 1908-1909 from  Natural History Hall and/or Reading and/or Park St.
  • (PBCC): Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, an Exclusive network led (in order) by F.E. Raven, James Taylor Sr., James Taylor Jr., James H. Symington, John S. Hales, and presently Bruce D. Hales. 
  • More initials forthcoming as relevant to this list. See Assemblies Worldwide for a more exhaustive list of historic branches.
  • If a link is in RED, no page has been developed for the assembly yet, and history is forthcoming, D.V.  If it is in BLUE, there is additional data.   Hyperlinks are generally reserved for the last known name of the assembly (with inclusion of former names with years known as).  
  • Years listed are approximate (where known or theorized).  Sources include assembly address lists, ministry magazines, oral testimony, etc.  A plus sign suggests future years (or past) to be verified.   "2019+" indicates presumed present existence, and present years in bold print are reserved for churches with continued (definite) Brethren association.  Lacking a plus sign in either direction indicates known beginning or end dates.   
  • Years with a slash may indicate what year Gospel work initiated, with the subsequent being the year the assembly first broke bread.    Some start dates in bold suggest further research, or highlight special accolades.  +1878 suggests (but not yet known) earlier start date but records unavailable, welcoming further research.  

Contents

Central Ontario

Barrie

Dufferin County

Orangeville

Kawartha Lakes

Muskoka

Bracebridge

Gordon Bay

Gravenhurst

Hamer Bay

Huntsville

Port Sydney/Utterson

Northumberland County

Baltimore

Brighton

Cobourg

Colborne

Peterborough County

Lakefield

Lang

Norwood

Peterborough

Simcoe County

Angus

Beeton

Bradford West Gwillimbury

Brechin

Coldwater

Moonstone

Tesserton

Collingwood

Craighurst

Creemore

Dalston

Fesserton

  • Meetings by Law & Benner (OB) 1885

Foxmead

Both assemblies had John Fox as initial correspondent, also one of the two earliest settlers of the town.

Hawkestone

Rugby

Hillsdale

  • Gospel Tent (OB) 1886

Midland

Minesing

Josephine

Mitchell's Square

Nottawa

Orillia

Severn

Stayner

Tottenham

Vasey

Warminster

Wasaga Beach

Waubashene

Waverley

Wyebridge























Nepean

Newbery (sic?)

  • Gospel work by Goodfellow (OB) 1884

Newberry

Newbury

Newington

Norham

North Buxton

North Cobalt

North Elmsley

Oliver's Ferry

Osborne

Osweken (Indian Meeting)

Pandash Lake

Parkhill

Petrolea

Petrolia

Piperville

Port Burwell

Port Cockburn

Port Elmsley

Port Hope

Port Perry

Port Stanley

Portland

Prescott

Preston

Prince Arthur's Landing

Ramsey's Corners

Ravenswood

Redwing

Riceville

Rideanview

Rideau Centre

Rodney

Rose Island

Roseland

Russell

St. George

Schumacher

Selby

Shanty Bay

Shelburne

South Middleton

Sparrow Lake

Spence

Stirling

Stoney Creek

Straffordville

Shakespeare

Sunderland

Sundridge

Sunnydale
























Niagara Peninsula

Grimsby

Haldimand County

Caledonia

Cayuga

Dunnville

Jarvis

Hamilton

  1. Alberta Hall, Hamilton, ON (OB) +1927-1936+
    • Robbins & Alberta +1927-1936+
  2. Bartonville Meeting Room, ON (TW) +1944-1949+
  3. Bethany Gospel Chapel, Hamilton, ON (OB) +1927-2019+
    • Bethany Hall, Hamilton (OB) +1927-1950+
  4. Canada Street Gospel Hall, Hamilton, ON (OB) +1936-1990+
  5. Cherry Beach Hall, Hamilton, ON (OB) 1962
  6. Dundas Gospel Hall, ON (OB) +1927-1950+
  7. Dundas Meeting Room, ON (EB) +1878-1909; (TW) 1909-1911+; (TW) +1923-1927+
  8. Emerald Street Meeting, Hamilton, ON (PBCC) +1954-1960's
    • Rifle Range Road Meeting (PBCC) 1960's
  9. Lynden Meeting Room, ON (EB) +1878-1879+
  10. Nash Road Gospel Hall, ON (OB) 1913-2019+
    • Kensington Avenue Gospel Hall +1958-2009+
    • East End Gospel Hall, Hamilton (OB) +1954-1956+;
    • Rosslyn Ave. 1913-1920; Cannon & Kensington 1920-2009; Nash Rd. 2019-present
  11. West Fifth Bible Chapel, Hamilton, ON (OB) 1874-2019+
    • McNab Street Gospel Hall (OB) 1876-1970
    • Gore Park & Wm. Fenton's home 1874; King Street West 1874-1876; MacNab Street 1876-1970; W. 5th 1970-2019+;
    • Longest continuously meeting assembly in Hamilton
  12. Hamilton Meeting Room, ON (EB) +1862-1909; (TW) 1909-1985+
  13. Robins Avenue Meeting, ON (PBCC) +1954+
  14. Stone Ridge Bible Chapel, Hamilton, ON (OB) 1952/1994-2019+
    • Queensdale Gospel Hall 1952-1983+; Queensdale Bible Chapel 1958/+1985-1994/1998;
  15. Woodburn Gospel Hall, ON (OB) +1884+

Niagara Falls

Port Colborne

St. Catherines

Ridgeville

Thorold

Welland

  • Welland Gospel Hall, ON (OB) 1918/1954-2019+
    • South Welland Gospel Hall (OB) 1959-1971+
    • Ernest Gladwin's home (OB) 1954-1959

Northeastern Ontario

Algoma District

Bruce Mines

Echo Bay

Elliot Lake

Goulais River

Sault Ste. Marie

Arnstein

Callander

Chapleau

Cochrane District

Clute

Hearst

Kapuskasing

Matheson

Vimy Ridge

Moose Factory Island

Timmins

South Porcupine

Eastman (Lake?)

East Templeton?

Iroquois Falls

Manitoulin Island

Gore Bay

Hilly Grove

Manitouaning

Providence Bay

Nipissing District

North Bay

Sturgeon Falls

Veuve River

Parry Sound District

Burk's Falls

Depot Harbour

Doe Lake

Dunchurch

Earlton

Fairholme

Kearney

Parry Sound

Parry Sound Harbour

Trout Creek

St. Joseph Island

Richards Landing

Sudbury District

Larchwood/Dowling

Lee Valley

Lockerby

  • 3 week Gospel campaign by Robert McClurkin (OB) 1953
    • Lockery (sic)

Sudbury

Webbwood

Thessalon

Timiskaming District

Charlton

Cobalt

Elk Lake

Englehart

Haileybury

Hough Lake

Katrine

Kirkland Lake

Matachewan

New Liskeard

Thornloe

Northwestern Ontario

Kenora District

Dryden

Kenora

Sioux Lookout

Thunder Bay

Southeastern Ontario

Cornwall

Hastings County

Bancroft

L'Amable

Beechmount

Belleville

Bird's Creek

Boulter

Campbellford

Deseronto

Gooderham

Graphite

Maynooth

  • Graphite Bible Chapel, ON (OB) 1887-2019+
    • Fiss Schoolhouse Assembly (OB) 1887-1900; Graphite Gospel Hall @ Maynooth Station (OB) 1900-1983+; Gospel Bible Chapel +1985; Graphite Bible Chapel 1986-present; Maynooth Bible Chapel;
  • Fiss Gospel Hall, ON (OB) 1900?-1904+

Hartsmere

Long Lake

Harvey

Hartsmere

Hastings

Hermon

Hybla

Marmora

McArthur Mills

Ireland

New Carlow

Rawdon

Shannonville

  • Shannonville evangelism by Charles & Rolph (OB) 1883

Trenton

Tyendenaga

Hawkesbury

Kingston

Adolphustown

Greater Napanee

Tamworth

West Plain

Osgoode

Leeds and Grenville Counties

Gananoque

Westport

Ottawa

Gloucester

  • Pine Grove Bible Church, ON (BC) 1991-2019+
    • Carson Grove Bible Fellowship or Pine Grove Bible Fellowship (OB) +1985-1992
    • St. Laurent Bible Chapel (OB) 1978-1983+
    • Evangel Chapel (OB) +1943+; 1956-1977
    • Evangel Hall 1956-1960
    • 802 Somerset St. W +1943+; 968 St. Laurent Blvd. 1956-1986; Ogilvie Rd. 1987-1989+;

Kanata

Lanark County

Almonte

Balderson

Bathurst Township

Carleton Place

Elmsley

Mud Creek

Glenview

Lanark

Maberly

Perth

Smiths Falls

Lombardy
Rideau Ferry

Wemyss

North Dundas

Chesterville

Winchester

Orleans (Cumberland)

Renfrew County

Arnprior

Douglas

Eganville

Golden Lake

Pembroke

Renfrew

White Lake

Prescott & Russell Counties

Clarence

L'Orignal

Vankleek Hill

Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties

Lancaster

Martintown

Thousand Islands Region

Brockville

Prince Edward County

Cherry Valley

Gardenville

Picton

Southwestern Ontario

Brant County

Brantford

Harrisburg

Paris

Bruce County

Aberdour

Allenford

Dunkeld

Eden Grove

Kincardine

Kinloss Township

Lucknow

Mildmay

Paisley

Teeswater

Walkerton

Chatham-Kent

Blenheim

Bothwell

Chatham

Dresden

Eberts

High Gate

Merlin

Riverside

Thamesville

Wallaceburg

Elgin County

Fingal

Iona Station

Lynhurst

St. Thomas

Essex County

Essex Centre

Harrow

Leamington

Georgian Triangle

Grey County

Chatsworth

Dundalk

Hanover

Owen Sound

Rob Roy

Thornbury

Guelph

Alma

Clifford

Cumnock

Drayton

Elora

Fergus

Harriston

Minto

  • Darby visited here in 1863 on his first trip to North America.

Mount Forest

Palmerston

Peel Township

Puslinch

Morriston

Rockwood

Salem

Huron County

Amberley

Auburn

Belmore

Benmiller

Blyth

Brussels

Jamestown

Clinton

Cranbrook

Ethel

Exeter

Fordwich

Goderich

Gorrie

Grey Township

Holmesville

Hullett

Londesborough

Molesworth

Morris-Turnberry

Seaforth

Whitechurch

Wingham

  • Wingham Bible Chapel, ON (OB) +1878/1977-2017+
    • Berea Gospel Chapel 1958-1960; Berean/Bereau Gospel Chapel (OB) 1961-1976;
    • Wingham Gospel Hall (OB) 1950-1956; Wingham Assembly (OB) 1937-1950;
    • Wingham Meeting Room (EB) 1863-1879+; (EB) +1901-1903+
  • itinerant A. McKellar's father lived here in +1885

Lambton County

Arkona

  • Elim Bible Chapel, Arkona, ON (OB) 1890-2019+
    • Arkona or Elim Gospel Hall " 1911-1950?
    • Hungry Hollow Gospel Hall, ON " 1890-1911
  • Meetings by Law & Rushbrook (OB) 1883

Brooke-Alvinston Township

Copleston

Courtright

Dawn

Dawn Valley

Forest/Lambton Shores

Grand Bend

Oil Springs

Point Edward

Sarnia

Sombra

Warwick Township

Brooke-Alvinston

Elmvale

Wanstead

Watford

Wilkesport

London

Appin

Ekfrid

  • Ekfrid evangelism by McDonald & W.S. King (OB) +1882+

Mount Brydges

New Lowell

Strathroy

Tyrconnell

  • A. McKellar did ministry work here in 1885

Middlesex County

  • Middlesex County Gospel meetings by Rushbrook & Law (OB) 1883

Ilderton

Komoka

Lucan

Thames Centre

Thorndale

Norfolk County

Courtland

Kelvin

Langton

Long Point

  • six weeks of meetings by McClure & Douglas with one or two professions (OB) 1885

Lynedoch

Port Dover

Simcoe

  • Faith Bible Chapel, Simcoe, ON (OB) 1989-2019+
    • Minden Manor Motel Assembly 1990-1993
    • Simcoe farmhouse Assembly 1989
    • Waterford Home Assembly 1989
  • Simcoe Gospel Chapel, ON (OB) 1890-2019+
    • Nelson Street Gospel Hall, Simcoe (OB) 1947-1967; O.E.S. Hall, Norfolk St., Simcoe (OB) +1943+
    • Simcoe Gospel Hall (OB) 1890-1920/1947

Walsingham

Oxford County

Bright

Brownsville

Burgessville

Chesterfield

Cornellville

Drumbo

Embro

  • Embro Gospel Hall, ON (OB) 1882-1904+; +1950-2018+
    • Odd Fellows Hall, Embro (OB) +1950-1955; Mrs. W. Dents' 1956-1962; Harold St. Clair's 1963-1976; Evelyn St. Clair's 1977-1983; RR#4 1984-1993; Commissioner St. 1994-2010+; West Zorra Gospel Hall +2013-2018+

Ingersoll

Nissouri

Richwood

Salford

Tavistock

Thamesford

Tillsonburg

Wolverton

Woodstock

Perth County

Atwood

Britton

Listowel

Mitchell

Monkton

St. Mary's

Stratford

Wellington County

Everton

Yatton

Windsor

Toronto

  1. Barker Avenue Meeting, ON (PBCC) +1954+
  2. Barrie Avenue Meeting, ON (PBCC) +1954+
  3. Bathurst Street Meeting, ON (PBCC) +1954-1964
  4. Bedford Park Chapel, ON (OB) +1954-1983+
  5. Beulah Hall, Toronto, ON
    • Buchanan St. then 25 Charles St.
  6. Bowood Avenue Meeting, ON (PBCC) +1954-1959+
  7. Broadview Avenue Gospel Hall, ON (OB) 1891-2019+
    • 639 Queen St. East 1891+; East End Gospel Hall @ Queen & Bolton; 194 Broadview 1901-present;
  8. Brock Avenue Gospel Hall, ON (OB) 1892-2019?
    • West End Gospel Hall (OB) +1904+
  9. Central Gospel Hall, Toronto, ON (OB) 1892-1992 now Sanctuary Toronto, ON 1992-2019+
    • Farley Ave Hall (OB) 1890+
    • Brock Street Temperance Hall (OB) +1882-?
    • College & Brunswick Sts. +1904-1927+; 23-25 Charles St. +1933-1943-1948+
  10. Danforth Gospel Hall, ON (OB) +1950-2019+
  11. East End Gospel Hall, Toronto, ON (OB) +1904+
    • Broadway, N. of Queen St. +1904+
  12. Eglinton Avenue Gospel Hall, ON (OB) +1950-2019+
    • Eglinton Orange Hall +1950+
  13. Elizabeth Street Hall, Toronto, ON (OB) +1875-1879+
    • first Open Brethren assembly in Toronto?
  14. Essery Hall Western Meeting Room, Toronto, ON (EB) +1889-1909; (TW) 1909-1917+
  15. Fairbank Gospel Hall, ON (OB) Italian assembly +1936/1966-2019+
    • Fairbanks or Fairbank?
    • Ascot Avenue Gospel Hall (OB) +1936-1965
  16. Faith Gospel Chapel, Toronto, ON (OB) +1954-1999+
    • Victoria Pk. Ave & Furnival Rd. 1956-1999+
    • Faith Chapel @ Peard Rd. +1954-1955;
  17. Gilead Chapel, Toronto, ON (OB) +1927-1956+
    • Gilead Gospel Hall (OB) +1927-1950+
    • 804 Broadview +1927-1955+
  18. Glebemount Gospel Chapel, Toronto, ON (OB) +1954-1972
  19. Greenwood Gospel Chapel, Toronto, ON (OB) +1936-2019+
    • Greenwood & Queensdale Grace and Truth Hall (OB/Grant?) +1936-1950+
  20. Highfield Road Gospel Hall, Toronto, ON (OB) +1936-2009
  21. Maitland Assembly Room, ON (EB)
  22. Maranatha Hall, ON (OB) +1927-1933+; +1948+
    • College and Shaw +1927-1948+
  23. North Toronto Sunday School, Orange Hall, Toronto, ON (OB) +1936-1950+
    • see Central Gospel Hall
  24. Olivet Gospel Hall, ON (OB) +1933-1970+
  25. Red Lion Hall, ON (OB) Late 1880's
    • Yonge, above Bloor St.
  26. Rhodes Avenue Gospel Hall, ON (OB) +1936-1943+
  27. Sherway Bible Chapel, ON 1973-1985
  28. Silverthorn Gospel Hall, ON (OB) +1943-1995
  29. Stanwick Avenue Gospel Hall, ON (OB) +1927-1948+
    • East Toronto Gospel Hall (OB) +1927-1943+
    • 84 Stanwick Avenue +1927-1943+
  30. Temperance Hall Meeting Room, Toronto, ON (EB) +1878+
  31. The Tabernacle Meeting Room, ON (EB) +1873-1889+
    • Albert St.
  32. Toronto Meeting Room, ON (TW) 1862-1927+; (TW) +1944-1985+
  33. Trinity Grace Church, Toronto, ON (OB) 1949/2015-2019+
    • Leaside Bible Chapel (OB) 1949-2015
  34. Victoria Park Gospel Hall, ON (OB) 1921-2019+
    • Pape Avenue Gospel Hall (OB) 1921-1999
  35. Walton Street Gospel Hall, ON (OB) Late 1880's
    • Yonge St.
  36. Westmoreland Grace and Truth Hall, ON (OB/Grant?) +1936-1975
  37. West Toronto Gospel Hall, ON (OB) +1904-1994
    • Dundas Street Gospel Hall (OB); Junction Gospel Hall (OB) +1904+;
  38. Woodbine Heights Great War Veterans' Hall, ON (OB) +1927+
    • Barker & Glebemount +1927+
  39. Yonge Central Meeting Room, ON (EB) 1866-1909; (TW) 1909-1917+
    • Alexander Street (between Yonge & Church) 1866-?
  40. Yonge Street Meeting, Toronto, ON 1866-1909; (PBCC) 1909-1959+
    • Alexander Street (between Yonge & Church) 1866-?
  41. Yorkville Meeting, Toronto, ON (EB) +1873+

Durham Region

Ajax

Beaverton

Bowmanville

Cannington

Courtice

Goodwood

Newcastle

Orono

Oshawa

Whitby

Halton Region

Burlington

Halton Hills

Milton

Oakville

Peel Region

Brampton

Caledon

Mississauga

York Region

East Gwillimbury

Georgina

  • John Grimason lived and/or did ministry work in Sutton in 1884;

King Township

Markham

Newtonbrook

Newmarket

Richmond Hill

Stouffville

Vaughan

Toronto Proper

Etobicoke, Toronto

Clairville

North York District, Toronto

Willowdale

Old Mill, Toronto

Scarborough, Toronto

Weston, Toronto

Espanola/Chelmsford

Massey

  • Massey Bible Chapel, ON (OB) 1992-2019+
    • Christian Brethren Fellowship, Massey (OB) +1985-1991
      • English and Spanish ministry

Walford

Unknown Areas

Elone

Glummis

Hawthorne

Hobart

  • {[Hobart Gospel Hall, ON]] (OB) +1882-1904+
    • meetings by W.P. Charles & McQueston in existing assembly 1882

Holiday

Taylorville

Waterloo Region

Waterloo

Ayr

Cambridge (Galt)

Clyde

  • Clyde Gospel Hall, ON (OB) 1875-1927-2005/2019+
    • in Oct 2005 purchased the old Cambridge Gospel Hall and rebranded as Cambridge Gospel Hall.

Elmira

Haliburton

Harcourt

Heidelberg

Kitchener

Wallenstein

  • Wallenstein Bible Chapel, ON (OB) 1934-2019+
    • Hawkesville Bible Chapel (OB) 1960-1968
    • Hawkesville Gospel Hall (OB) 1939-1960
    • Hawkesville Gospel Mission (OB) 1934-1939

Valens

Wellesley

Linwood