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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

Muskoka

Bracebridge

Gravenhurst

Huntsville

Port Sydney/Utterson

Northumberland County

Baltimore

Brighton

Cobourg

Colborne

Simcoe County

Angus

Beeton

Bradford West Gwillimbury

Brechin

Collingwood

Craighurst

Creemore

Dalston

Hillsdale

  • Gospel Tent (OB) 1886

Minesing

Mitchell's Square

Nottawa

=Orillia

Severn

Stayner

Tottenham

Eastern Ontario

Cornwall

Hastings County

Bancroft

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;

Harvey

Hartsmere

Hastings

Hermon

Hybla

L'Amable

Marmora

New Carlow

Shannonville

  • Shannonville evangelism by Charles & Rolph (OB) 1883

Trenton

Kingston

Adolphustown

Napanee

Osgoode

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

Lanark

Perth

Smiths Falls

North Dundas

Chesterville

Winchester

Renfrew County

Arnprior

Douglas

Eganville

Golden Lake

Pembroke

Renfrew

Prescott & Russell Counties

Clarence

Thousand Islands Region

Brockville




Essex Centre

Everton

Fairholme

Fenelon Falls

Feserton

  • Meetings by Law & Benner (OB) 1885

Fingal

Fiss

Fordwich

Gananoque

Gardenville

Glenview

Glummis

Goodwood

Gordon Bay

Grand Bend

Grey Township

Grimsby

Hamer Bay

Harcourt

Harrisburg

Harrow

Hawkesbury

Hawthorne

Hearst

Hespeler

High Gate

Hilly Grove

Hobart

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

Holiday

Hullett

Illderton

Iona

Ireland

Iroquois Falls

Jamestown

Josephine

Kapuskasing

Katrine

Kawartha Lakes

Cannington

Lindsay

Woodville

Kearney

Kelvin

Sioux Lookout

Kirkfield

Coboconk

  • Gospel Tent (OB) 1885

Long Point

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

Kirkland Lake

Komoka

Lakefield

Lancaster

Lang

Leamington

Lee Valley

Linwood

Lombardy

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


Long Lake

L'Orignal

Lucan

Lynden

Lynhurst

Maberly

Manitoulin Island

Gore Bay

Manitouaning

Providence Bay

Marchmont

Martintown

Matheson

Monteith

Middlesex County

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

Midland

Waubashene

Coldwater

Foxmead

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

Waverley

Mill Point

Monkton

Monteagle

Moonstone

Moose Factory

Morriston

Morris Township

Mud Creek

Myrtle

Navan

Nepean

Newbery (sic?)

  • Gospel work by Goodfellow (OB) 1884

Newberry

Newbury

Newington

Niagara Peninsula

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. 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
  10. 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
  11. Hamilton Meeting Room, ON (EB) +1862-1909; (TW) 1909-1985+
  12. Robins Avenue Meeting, ON (PBCC) +1954+
  13. Stone Ridge Bible Chapel, Hamilton, ON (OB) 1952/1994-2019+
    • Queensdale Gospel Hall 1952-1983+; Queensdale Bible Chapel 1958/+1985-1994/1998;

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

Clute

Eastman (Lake?)

East Templeton?

North Bay

Parry Sound District

Burk's Falls

Doe Lake

Dunchurch

Earlton

Timmins

South Porcupine

St. Joseph Island

Richards Landing

Thessalon

Timiskaming District

Charlton

Cobalt

Elk Lake

Englehart

Haileybury

Hough Lake

Matachewan

New Liskeard

Northwestern Ontario

Kenora District

Dryden

Kenora

Thunder Bay

Nobbs

Norham

North Buxton

North Cobalt

North Elmsley

Norwood

lo

Oil Springs

Oliver's Ferry


Osborne

Osweken (Indian Meeting)

Pandash Lake

Paris

Parkhill

Parry Harbor

Parry Sound

Depot Harbour

Peterborough


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

Rawdon

Redwing

Riceville

Rideanview

Rideau Centre

Rideau Ferry

Rob Roy

Rodney

Rose Island

Roseland

Rugby

Russell

=Southeastern Ontario

Cherry Valley

Picton

Southwestern Ontario

Brantford

Bruce County

Aberdour

Allenford

Dunkeld

Eden Grove

Kincardine

Kinloss Township

Lucknow

Mildmay

Paisley

Teeswater

Walkerton

Chatham-Kent

Blenheim

Bothwell

Chatham

Dresden

Eberts

Merlin

Riverside

Thamesville

Wallaceburg

Elgin County

St. Thomas

Georgian Triangle

Grey County

Chatsworth

Dundalk

Hanover

Owen Sound

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

Rockwood

Salem

Huron County

Amberley

Auburn

Belmore

Benmiller

Blyth

Brussels

Clinton

Cranbrook

Ethel

Exeter

Goderich

Gorrie

Holmesville

Londesborough

Molesworth

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

Copleston

Courtright

Dawn

Dawn Valley

Forest/Lambton Shores

Point Edward

Sarnia

Sombra

Warwick Township

Brooke-Alvinston

Elmvale

Wanstead

Watford

Norfolk County

Courtland

Langton

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

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

St. Mary's

Stratford

Windsor


St. George


Schumacher

Selby

Shanty Bay

Shelburne

South Middleton

Sparrow Lake

Spence

Stirling

Stoney Creek

Straffordville

Shakespeare

Sturgeon Falls

Sudbury

Larchwood/Dowling

Lockery

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

Sunderland

Sundridge

Sunnydale

Sutton

  • John Grimason either lived here in 1884 or was doing ministry work;

Swastika

Tamworth

Taylorville

Tesserton

Thorndale

Thornloe


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

Courtice

Newcastle

Orono

Oshawa

Whitby

Halton Region

Burlington

Halton Hills

Milton

Oakville

Peel Region

Brampton

Caledon

Mississauga

York Region

East Gwillimbury

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

Trout Creek

Turriff

Tuscarora (Indian Meeting)

Twelfth Line of Brooke

Tyendenaga

Unknown Areas

Elone

Vankleek Hill

Vasey

Veuve River

Vimy Ridge

Espanola/Chelmsford

Massey

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

Walford

Walkerville

Walsingham

Warminster

Wasaga Beach

Washago

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

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


Webbwood

Wemyss


West Huntington

West Plain

Weston

Westport

White Lake

Wilkesport

Woodburn

Wybridge

Yatton