The Sturgeon Point Union Church community is grateful that we gather on the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and the lands included in the Williams Treaty and Treaty 20. 

Since 1888, the church is found in the heart of the Village of Sturgeon Point, in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario.  It is a vital part of village life, a beautiful heritage building used for worship services,  baptisms, weddings, and funerals, concerts, plays, films, community talks and meetings.  The church supports a number of charities, which in turn support the needs of a wider community. All are welcome to join us on summer Sundays at 10:30am for worship service and all are welcome to rent the space for special occasions.

We gratefully accept tax-deductible donations via cheque (to Sturgeon Point Union Church, 43 Irene Ave, Fenelon Falls ON K0M 1N0) or by e-transfer ([email protected]) Please refer to the weddings and events tab for further information.

2024 Summer Services

June 30 Speaker, 10:30 a.m

Ripples in our Heritage: The importance of our waterways in Sturgeon Point and the Kawartha Lakes. Zac Miller, Archivist, The Kawartha Lakes Museum and Archives, will kick off Sturgeon Point’s 125th anniversary celebrations with a presentation on the heritage of our waterways. He’ll delve into their impact on sports and recreation, from days past to days present, as well as their critical economic and environmental impact.

July 7 Service, 10:30 a.m

Debbie Sherwin has been leading services at our church for many summers. A licensed lay worship leader in the United Church, she serves multiple rural ministries in between training to walk the Camino Primitivo in northern Spain.

July 14 Service, 10:30 a.m

The Rev Ron Wallace was the minister of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Lindsay. In retirement, Ron has been active in Community Care Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Kawartha Lakes Hospice, and the Pastoral Care Committees at Ross Memorial and Victoria Manor.

July 21 Speaker, 10:30 a.m

Creating a Bird-Friendly Garden. Thomas Luloff is Professor in the Conservation Biology and Fish and Wildlife programs at the School of Environmental Resources and Natural Sciences, Fleming College. He is the Senior Wildlife Biologist at Kawartha Wildlife Centre, the Liaison to Nature Canada for Bird-Friendly Cities, and currently studying to become a Master Gardener and an apiarist.

July 28, Service

The Rev Cathy Gibbs is the Adult Education Minister at Christ Church Deer Park in Toronto. Cathy taught secondary school for 32 years, finishing her career as the Head of a Special Needs Department. Following her ordination, she served as the chaplain of Toronto’s Bishop Strachan School.

August 4

The church will be closed for Civic sailing, swimming and boating celebrations

August 11 Service, 10:30 a.m

The Rev Doug Norris. After retirement from ministry at Rosedale United in Toronto and directing a cancer care retreat central in the Algonquin Highlands, Doug works as a semi-retired carpenter and cabinetmaker in Haliburton and volunteers as a radio host with Canoe FM 100.9

August 18 Speaker, 10:30 a.m

The Executive Director of the Kawartha Land Trust, John Kintare’s talk is titled “Protecting The Land you Love: Local Solutions to Global Problems”. The KLT works with local communities on land conservation and restoration, ensuring critical habitats for plants and animals are protected, vital carbon stores remain intact, and opportunities for nature connection are created and shared. Join John to learn more about KLT’s work and how we can help affect change, locally and globally.

August 25 SPA AGM, 10:00 a.m

The church will host the Annual General Meeting of the Sturgeon Point Association.

October 13, Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Food Drive

Join us for our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Larry Thomas will be there from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We hope to see you this summer.

Lynne Davis, organist

Weddings and Events

The Sturgeon Point Union Church makes a stunning setting for any occasion! It is a non-denominational, inclusive space, which means it welcomes all who wish to use it for celebrating life’s great moments.

Floor Plan

Floor plan of the sturgeon point

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

When is the church available?

As the church has no heat, weddings and special events can be booked from May through October. Please contact us for availability.

How many guests can it accommodate?

The church can seat 200 guests. It is wheelchair accessible and has a fully accessible washroom facility.

Do I have to use the church’s minister or can I bring my own?

The church has no dedicated minister or officiant, so please bring your own.

Do I have to be a member of the church to be married there?

No, all are welcome!

What is the cost?

The 2023 fee is $350. For 2024 weddings, the fee is $400. There is a $100 non-refundable deposit required when booking, with the balance due four weeks before the wedding date.

Should you have additional questions please contact us.

You are most welcome to see our beautiful church in action any Sunday morning in July and August during 10:30 a.m services or feel free to contact us for a private viewing.