Seventy years ago, a small group of people in the Dartmouth area had a dream to establish a congregation in their Presbyterian tradition. A noble dream in spite of their small numbers! But their determination and faith were great. The first service, conducted by the Rev. Charles G. MacLean, was held on December 21, 1952 in the I.O.O.F. Hall. A petition, signed by 23 people, requesting official recognition as a congregation of The Presbyterian Church in Canada was granted by The Presbytery of Halifax and Lunenburg on March 3, 1953. The congregation was established!

In August 1968, Rev. Dr.P.A. (Sandy)McDonald was appointed by the Board of Missions to serve the congregations of St. Andrew’s, Musquodoboit and Iona churches. After Iona called its own minister, he was called as the Minister at St. Andrew’s & Musquodoboit Harbour in June 1976. . Musquodoboit Harbour. He served Musquodoboit Harbour until 2011 when the congregation amalgamated with St. Andrew’s.  He served St. Andrew’s for 56 years and retired on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024. We give thanks for his faithful service to our congregation.


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