Whether you are a visitor or a new resident in Calgary, we hope that you will feel comfortable here. Our fellowship includes people from all over the world and our blended form of worship reflects this. We hope that you will find our worship meaningful and that you will want to come again.
Nursery care is available for children under 3 years of age. All children are welcome to worship with their parents. We also offer a Sunday School program for children ages 3-17 during worship and have inter-generational worship services every fourth Sunday of the month.
A service in Anyuak is offered at 3:30 pm.
“At Centennial we are a caring family seeking God's will”
Centennial Presbyterian Church is a vibrant, growing congregation that is ethnically diverse, welcoming, and inclusive to all. As we move forward, we will continue to encourage growth. Above all, we continue to prayerfully seek the Lord’s guidance and follow the path He has set for Centennial.
HISTORY OF CENTENNIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
In 1975, Centennial Presbyterian Church was founded by the Presbytery of Calgary Macleod and Rev. Dr. Gerald Graham was appointed by the Board of World Mission to minister to the needs of the rapidly growing noth-east quadrant of the city of Calgary. The name of the church marks both the Centennial of Calgary as a settlement and the Centennial of the Presbyterian Church in Canada as a truly national church.
The initial group of about 15 families started services in the Chris Ackerman school and the congregation grew rapidly under the loving care of Rev. Graham and his wife Jean. Of the 44 charter members four are still involved in the congregation. The first elders were Jim Broadwell, Stan Haner, George Kallay, Bob Konrad and Roy McFadyen. In 1979 our current building was christened and by 1983 we were considering the need to have a second Sunday morning service. In 1990 Rev. Graham retired and sadly he passed away in 1991.
In July, 1991 our second minister Rev. David Whitecross was called and a new page was begun with a strong youth emphasis along with a strong adult Christian education focus. Rev. Whitecross was a devoted and tireless worker and was loved by all. He felt the call to move to a new congregation in 1994.
Our third minister was Rev. Ken Oakes who came to us from Trail B.C. with a young family in 1995. Rev. Oakes ministry lasted until September 1998 at which time Rev. Dr. Frank Briesch was appointed as Interim Minister. After two years in the position Rev. Breisch had the congregation in a position to seek a full time minister to guide us. His wit and wisdom along with that of the Interim Moderator, Rev. David Vincent was instrumental in the renewal of our little church.
At this point Rev. Dr. Linda Brown-Ewing was called and began guiding us in May, 2001. Under her devoted and thoughtful leadership the congregation grew numerically and spiritually but also as a loving and welcoming Church family working together to do the Lord’s will. Our membership grew to represent all areas of the globe. In September, 2008 Rev. Linda, as she was affectionately known, had to resign as our Minister due to health problems and in April, 2009 she passed on to be with our Lord.
Our next Minister, Rev. Helen Smith, accepted the call to our congregation in January, 2010. Under Rev. Smith’s caring and energetic leadership, and the committed work and witness of our members Centennial continued to thrive as we grew in our faith, our numbers and our involvement in our community.