Pilgrim Congregational Building Committee minutes 1890

Building Committee minutes, January 1890

Pilgrim Congregational Church, c. 1899

As many of you may know from personal experience, constructing a new church building can be quite a long process. This was the case in 1890 when the Congregational congregation at Brooklyn, Nova Scotia decided to begin work on a new building to replace the building they had been worshiping in since 1852. Minutes from a January 1890 meeting tell us that the Building Committee was in the process of deciding on an architect to draw up plans for the new building. A few years later in 1894, there was enough progress on the building that the Building Committee now had the fun task of choosing furniture for the church. Finally, on December 15, 1894, the congregation along with neighbouring churches met in the new Pilgrim Congregational Church for the dedication service. Imagine what a happy day that must have been after almost 5 years of planning!

Pilgrim Congregational Church became part of The United Church of Canada in 1925 and was renamed Pilgrim United Church.

Building Committee minutes, 1894