Sources on the History of the United Church of Canada

Compiled by the Historical Sites Subcommittee of the History and Archives Committee,
United Church of Canada
April 7, 2014

Airhart, Phyllis D.
A church with the soul of a nation: making and remaking the United Church of Canada.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.

Airhart, Phyllis D.
Serving the present age: Revivalism, progressivism and the Methodist tradition in Canada.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992.

Allen, Richard
View from Murney Tower Salem Bland, the late Victorian controversies, and the search for a new Christianity.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, c2008.

Audet, Francis-J.
Le clergé du Bas-Canada de 1760 à 1800.
Ottawa: J. Hope, 1901.

Barman, Jean
Sojourning sisters: The lives and letters of Jessie and Annie McQueen.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Betts, E. Arthur
Congregational Churches in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, 1749-1925.
Nova Scotia: Maritime Conference, United Church of Canada, 1985.

Burrows, Bob
Healing in the wilderness: A history of the United Church mission hospitals.
Madeira Park BC: Harbour, 2004.

Burrows, Bob
Hope lives here: A history of Vancouver’s First United Church.
Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 2010.

Bush, Peter
Western challenge: The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s mission on the Prairies and North, 1885-1925.
Winnipeg: Watson & Dwyer, 2000.

Chown, Samuel Dwight
Story of church union in Canada.
Toronto: Ryerson Press, c1930.

Christie, Nancy
Full-orbed Christianity: The Protestant churches and social welfare in Canada, 1900-1940.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1996.

Davies, Alan T.
How silent were the churches? Canadian Protestantism and the Jewish plight during the Nazi era.
Waterloo ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1997.

Dawes, C. H.
Just being around: reminiscences of a small town United Church minister.
Edmonton: West Wind Press, 1988.

Emery, George Neil
Methodist Church on the Prairies, 1896-1914.
Montreal; McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001.

Flatt, Kevin N.
After Evangelicalism: the sixties and the United Church of Canada.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.

Forward with China: The story of the missions of the United Church of Canada in China.
Toronto: United Church of Canada, Board of Foreign Missions, c1928.

Fowler, Albert G.
Peacetime padres: Canadian Protestant military chaplains, 1945-1995.
St. Catharines ON: Vanwell Publishing, 1996.

From log church to new millennium: The faith journey of the Duncan United Church, 1869-2004.
Duncan, BC: Firgrove Publishing, c2005.

Gagan, Rosemary Ruth
Sensitive independence: Canadian Methodist women missionaries in Canada and the Orient, 1881-1925.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992.

Genizi, Haim
Holocaust, Isreal and Canadian Protestant churches.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002.

Gidney, Catherine
Long eclipse: The liberal Protestant establishment and the Canadian university, 1920-1970.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004.

Grant, John Webster
Divided heritage: The Presbyterian contribution to the United Church of Canada.
Yorkton SK: Gravelbooks, 2007.

Grypma, Sonya
China interrupted: Japanese internment and the reshaping of a Canadian missionary community.
Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012.

Hare, Jan, and Jean Barman
Good intentions gone awry: Emma Crosby and the Methodist Mission on the northwest coast.
Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006.

Heath, Gordon L.
War with a silver lining. Canadian Protestant Churches and the South African War, 1899-1902.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009.

Henderson, R.W.
These hundred years: the United Church of Canada in the Queen Charlotte Islands 1884-1984.
Lawn Hill BC: Official Board of the Queen Charlotte United Church [1985?]

Higham, C.L.
Noble, wretched & redeemable: Protestant missionaries to the Indians in Canada and the United States, 1829-1900.
Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2000.

History of the Japanese congregations of the United Church of Canada (1892-1959).
Scarborough ON: Japanese Canadian Christian Churches Historical Project, 1998.

History of the Scotch colony, Victoria County, New Brunswick, 1873-1969.
Perth NB: United Church of Canada, Andover-Kincardine Pastoral Charge, 1970.

Howse, Ernest Marshall
Roses in December: the autobiography of Ernest Marshall Howse.
Winfield BC: Wood Lake Books, c1982.

Hunter, A.J.
Friendly adventure: The story of the United Church mission among New Canadians at Teulon, Manitoba [Ukrainians].
Toronto: United Church of Canada, Board of Home Missions, c1929.

Huntly, Alyson
Daring to be united: Including lesbians and gays in the United Church of Canada.
Etobicoke ON: United Church Publishing House, c1998.

Ion, A. Hamish
Cross and the rising sun set: The Canadian Protestant missionary movement in the Japanese empire, 1872-1931.
Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1990.

Ito, Roy
Hamilton Japanese United Church, 1946-1996.
Hamilton ON: The Church, c1996.

Johns, Mrs. Thomas H.
History of Metropolitan Church, Victoria. B.C.
Victoria BC: Historical Committee, Metropolitan United Church [1960?]

Justice and reconciliation: The legacy of Indian residential schools and the journey toward reconciliation.
Etobicoke ON: The United Church, c2001.

Kanada Nikkeijin Gōdō Kyōkai shi, 1892-1959: A history of the Japanese congregations of the United Church of Canada, 1892-1959.
Toronto: Kanada Nikkeijin Gōdō Kyōkai, Zenkoku Kyōgikai, 1961.

Kelm, Mary-Ellen, ed.
The Letters of Margaret Butcher: Missionary imperialism on the north Pacific coast.
Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006.

Kervin, William S.
Language of baptism: a study of the authorized baptismal liturgies of the United Church of Canada 1925-1995.
Lanham MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003.

MacInnis, Grace
J.S. Woodsworth: A man to remember.
Toronto : Macmillan, 1953.

McNaught, Kenneth.
A prophet in politics: A biography of J.S. Woodsworth.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1959.

MacRae, John M.
In the beauty of holiness: Shady Creek Church 1895-1995.
[Saanich BC: Shady Creek United Church], 1995.

Marshall, David B.
Secularizing the faith: Canadian Protestant clergy and the crisis of belief, 1850-1940.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992.

Mills, Allen
Fool for Christ: The Political Thought of J.S. Woodsworth.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991.

Moir, John S.
Early Presbyterianism in Canada: Essays.
Gravelbourg SK: Gravelbooks, 2003.

Muir, Elizabeth Gillan
Petticoats in the pulpit: The story of early nineteenth-century Methodist women preachers in Upper Canada.
Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 1991.

Neylan, Susan
Heavens are changing: Nineteenth-century Protestant missions and Tsimshian Christianity.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003.

Nix, J. E.
Hillhurst’s First Sixty Years, 1907-1967: Hillhurst United Church, Calgary, Alberta.
Calgary.: Hillhurst United Church, 1967.

Norman, Gwen R. P.
Grace unfailing: the radical mind and the beloved community of Richard Roberts.
Etobicoke ON: United Church Pub. House, c1998.

Opp, James William
Lord for the body: Religion, medicine, and Protestant faith healing in Canada, 1880-1930.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005.

Osterhoust, Smith Stanley
Orientals in Canada: the story of the work of the United Church of Canada with Asiatics in Canada.
Toronto: United Church of Canada, 1929.

Owens, G.W.
Heritage of one hundred years: Duncan United Church 1869-1969.
Duncan BC: Cowichan Leader [1969?]

Pidgeon, George C.
United Church of Canada: The story of the union.
Toronto: Ryerson Press [1950]

Playter, George F.
History of Methodism in Canada with an account of the rise and progress of the work of God among the Canadian Indian tribes.
Toronto: A. Green, 1862.

Pringle, George Charles Fraser
In great waters: the story of the United Church marine missions.
Toronto: Board of Home Missions of the United Church of Canada, c1928.

Riordon, Michael
First stone: homosexuality and the United Church.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1990.

Roddan, Andrew
Church in Action: The Story of Ten Years Active Service in First United Church, “The Church of the Open Door”, Vancouver, B. C.
Vancouver: First United Church, n.d.

Roberts, Carol B.
Mrs. minister.
Winfield BC: Wood Lake Books, 1987.

Runnalls, F. E.
It’s God’s country: a review of the United Church and its founding partners, the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches in British Columbia.
Ocean Park BC: F. E. Runnalls, 1974.

St. John, Judith
Firm foundations: a chronicle of Toronto’s Metropolitan United Church and her Methodist origins, 1795-1984.
Winfield BC: Wood Lake Books, 1988.

Sample, Neil
The Lord’s dominion: The history of Canadian Methodism.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, c1996.

Schuetze, Luther L.
Mission to Little Grand Rapids: Life with the Anishinabe 1927 to 1938.
Vancouver: Creative Connections Publishing, 2001.

Schweitzer, Don, ed.
The United Church of Canada: A history.
Waterloo ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012.

Scobie, Charles H.H., and John Webster Grant, ed.
The Contribution of Methodism to Atlantic Canada
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992.

Scobie, Charles H.H. and George A. Rawlyk, ed.
The Contributions of Presbyterianism to the Maritime provinces of Canada.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997.

Wang, Jiwu
“His Dominion” and the “yellow peril”: Protestant missions to Chinese immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967.
Waterloo ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.

Woodsworth, Charles J.
Prophet at home: An intimate memoir of J.S. Woodsworth.
Vancouver: Tricouni Press, 2005.

Wright, Robert A.
World mission: Canadian Protestantism and the quest for a new international order, 1918-1939.
Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992.