Sydenham Street United Church is an inviting haven in a hurried world. Constructed in 1852, the building is a landmark in historic downtown Kingston. Rebranded as “theSpire”, it is home to a number of not-for-profit community organizations as well as the congregation.


Part of the United Church of Canada, we are an Affirming congregation, celebrating more than 200 years of faith since our founding as a Methodist congregation in 1811.


Our historic building welcomes you, as it has welcomed generations of worshippers and musicians: we are among the finest concert halls in the area, a favoured venue for concerts and events.


Our activities are organized into three communities of interest within our congregation

Art and Soul


Incorporating artistic experiences into worship and nurturing the arts community

Social Justice and Outreach


Promoting fair treatment for all in our community and the world at large

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