Clergy Support Memorial Church (Nova Scotia)
Our Mission: ‘A passion to reach those who live beyond the reach of traditional church culture’
‘The Church is wherever God’s people are gathered,
Knowing they’re wanted and loved by their lord’
Our original Church in Ontario became incorporated by Letter Patent May 27, 1997 pursuant to the Canada Corporations Act. It was recognized as a registered charity May 27, 1998.
The denomination was recognized as a religious body in Nova Scotia in October of 2007 but were active in the province long before that date.
Presently, our Executive Director in Nova Scotia is the Rev. Marilyn Coolen.
The good news is that as of November 16th 2016 we have a more permanent space rented in Halifax. It is in Veith House, 3115 Veith St, Halifax. We have leased a third floor office for day-to-day activities and should we need it, the large main floor boardroom is available for larger gatherings. Veith House is an old historical building in the North End, and other Churches have met in the space in the past. We are excited that our long search is over. With this development we will be able to build more stability into our scheduling and visibility for our Church and our extended flock.
Clergy Support Memorial Church is part of the emerging church movement. The Church is rooted in equality, inclusivity, justice and hope. Everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, religion, sexuality, age, or ability, is worthy and deserving of the chance to pursue their dreams with us.
Our beliefs are simple and reflect the Bible teaching that ‘where two or three gather together, I am there among them’. A great hymn amplifies this teaching when we read: ‘The Church is wherever God’s people are gathered, Knowing they’re wanted and loved by their lord’.
If you are interested in more information about us please see Standards of Ministry
How we define Membership and Ministry
In every Province we are committed to following the letter of the law as outlined in the various Provincial Marriage Acts but as a Church we reserve the right to define terms as authorized and defined by our Board Of Governors.
The purpose of Clergy Support Memorial Church is to carry the ministry of Pastoral Care in proclaiming, teaching, and healing.