Westend Bible Chapel, Montreal, QC

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History

Today’s Westend Bible Chapel in Ville Lasalle was formerly known as Draper Avenue Gospel Hall. This was an amicable split from the St. Antoine Street Meeting. For a time, the work was known as Grace Gospel Chapel while meeting in the Notre Dame de Grace (NDG) sector of the city.  According to Goody Campbell, the Draper Avenue assembly undertook a Sunday School work at Côte-Saint-Luc led by Percy Duguid. In a letter written by the correspondent, James Moss, we learn that this outreach was begun in September 1957 at Northview School in the Lakeside Heights area.

Breaking of Bread began in December 1957 in a local community hall in the same district with Gospel meetings scheduled to begin there in September of the following year. In 1960 the assembly sold their building at 5867 Cote St. Antoine Road, corner of Draper Avenue in NDG, and for the following seven years met in “a number of different places including private homes, the Y.M.C.A., a store front and a room above a store.”1 Their newly-constructed meeting place was dedicated on February 12, 1967, taking the name Cote Saint-Luc Bible Chapel. In 1984 the assembly moved to Lansdowne Avenue in Westmount under the name of West End Christian Fellowship.

Civil pastors include Joseph Irving Duguid (1942-), Fred McCleave (1942-), Henry Ralston (1958-), Murdo Mackay (1958-1963), Dr. Brian P. Sutherland (1963-), S. Ian R. McIver (1966-1971), Philip Thomas McKnight (1970-1972), Goodwill (Goody) Campbell (1972-) who came to this assembly in 1960. Joseph Irving Duguid was the first General Secretary of the CBCQ, being one of the petitioners for its judicial establishment.

In addition to the above, persons associated with this meeting over the years include, John James mentioned in connection with Hebron Gospel Hall, Russell McKenzie, Alex Houston, Richard Matthews, Robert Orr, W. Hill, Wylam Price, David F. Rice, O. Roger Bacon, Cedric Potter, Dr. Ron Smith, D. C. Tipper, Thomas Moorehouse, Dr. T. Samuel, Roy Langley   

AKA

  • St. Antoine St. Gospel Hall (OB) +1904-1936+
  • Draper Avenue Gospel Hall (OB) +1943-1948+
  • Grace Chapel of Montreal +1950-1960
  • Cote St. Luc Bible Chapel 1961-1983+
  • West End Christian Fellowship +1985-2014+;

Locations

  • 289 St. Antoine St. +1904+
  • 525 St. Antoine St. +1927+
  • 2481 St. Antoine St. 1933-(1937+-1942)
  • 5867 Cote St., Antoine Rd. +1943-1960
  • 8182 Wavell Rd. @ Cote St. Luc, Montreal West 1961-1964
  • Westminster School @ Guelph Rd. 1963-1966
  • 5700 Einstein Ave. 1967-1983+
  • 6870 Terrebonne St. +1985-1987+
  • 386 Lansdowne Ave. +1989-2013
  • 6277 St. Jacques West 2014+
  • 7611 Centrale St., La Salle +2016-2020+;

Correspondents

  • James Peter Keith (1894-1982) +1927+
  • James I. Duguid +1927+
  • Thomas Saunders +1936-1943+
  • Joseph Irving Duguid 1942-1950+
    • also CP 1942+, and first Gen. Sec. CPCQ
  • Thomas Saunders +1954-1956
  • James Moss 1957
  • D.I.R. McIves 1958-1961
  • S. Ian R. McIver @ St. Rosemere 1962-1966
    • also CP 1966-1971
  • David F. Rice 1967-1970
  • O. Roger Bacon 1971-1972
  • D.C. Tipper 1973-1980+
  • Goodwill A. "Goody" Campbell @ Lery +1982-1987+
    • also CP 1972+
  • Roy Langley +1989-2000+
  • Thomas Moorhouse +2003-2006
  • Eric Rumsby 2007-2013
  • Alan Lambert 2014-2018+
  • John Zwaagstra +2020+

Civil Pastors (CP)

  • Joseph Irving Duguid 1942+
  • Fred McCleave 1942+
  • Henry Ralston 1958+
  • Murdo Mackay 1958-1963
  • Dr. Brian P. Sutherland 1963+
  • S. Ian R. McIver @ St. Rosemere 1966-1971
  • Philip Thomas McKnight 1970-1972
  • Goodwill A. "Goody" Campbell @ Lery 1972+

Alumni

Sources

AAB's

  • Dawe & Son, London, England List of Some Meetings in the British Isles and Regions Beyond: 1904
  • Faithful Words Publishing, St. Louis, Missouri Assembly Address Book: 1927
  • Pickering & Inglis Directory of Some Assemblies in the British Isles: 1933
  • Light & Liberty Publishing Assembly Address Book: 1936
  • Walterick Publishers Assembly Address Books: 1943, 1948, 1950, 1954-1956, 1958-1980, 1982-1983, 1985-1987, 1989-2000, 2003-2004, 2006-2008
  • ECS Ministries (Emmaus International) Assembly Address Books: 2009-2010, 2013-2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

Other