God’s Love is for Everyone

Whoever You are, Whomever You love, Wherever You are,
Wherever You find yourself on your faith journey,
You are welcome here at Sydenham Street United Church

Spirit Garden
Manidoo Ogitigan (Spirit Garden) is a living public artwork installed at Lake Ontario Park that commemorates the historical and contemporary ties between Alderville First Nation and the Katarokwi/Kingston region. The artwork is intended to function as a symbolic reclamation and physical restoration of the land that explores how colonization and attempts at cultural assimilation, have impacted the living culture of Alderville First Nation.

Who We Are

We are a vital faith community and Affirming congregation within The United Church of Canada. We believe “God’s love is for everyone.” We celebrate diversity, inclusivity and abundant life, informed by Jesus’s teaching and The Bible. We are committed to spiritual development, social justice and artistic expression. We welcome all and strive to build healthy, nurturing relationships with each other. We seek to build community locally and globally. We are located at The Spire in downtown Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Worship Services

Sunday Services for Sydenham Street United Church are held at 11:00 hr, in person in the Sanctuary of The Spire at 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston, with our minister, The Reverend Catherine Elsdon!


Note About Church Services:

  • The wearing of masks at church services is recommended but optional
  • Social distancing is encouraged
  • Please enter by the William Street entrance
  • If you are unable to attend in person, please join us online for our weekly services. Watch them on our YouTube site Youtube

Sermon Series: Summer Book Club

  • June 23 The Book of Job – Job 38:1-11
  • June 30 The Book of Proverbs – Proverbs 9:1-6

July 7, 14 & 21 – Services at Faith United Church held at the Normandy Retirement Residence, located at 630 MacLean Ct, Kingston.

  • July 7 The Gospel of Mark – Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56
  • July 14 The Letter of Paul to the Ephesians – Ephesians 3: 14-21
  • July 21 The Book of Acts – Acts 9: 1-6, 7-20

July 28, Aug 4 & 11 – Services at Sydenham Street United Church at 82 Sydenham Street, Kingston

  • Aug 18 Ecumenical Worship in the Park 10:30 hr Lake Ontario Park Pavilion – 920 King St W, Kingston. Children’s activities and light refreshments provided.

Aug 25 & Sep 1 – Services at Chalmers United Church at 212 Barrie Street, Kingston

The weekly Service Bulletins are available on-line Bulletin 


Growing Spirits is our weekly program for children who meet most Sunday mornings – ages 4-13.  For further information, please send an email to web@sydenhamstreet.ca

Garden of Love
Love One Another, Jesus advised his disciples in his final days on earth.  In Growing Spirits last week, we created a “Garden of Love.”  2022 05 29

Concern for Ukrainian Communities: The United Church of Canada invites communities of faith to express solidarity with their Ukrainian neighbours and to support those most affected by the war. Providing emergency food and hygiene kits is one way your generous support of Mission & Service partners is helping support Ukrainian refugees.


Receive comfort and inspiration from the words, music and images of our worship leaders through recordings of Our Worship Services available by 11:00 hr every Sunday on our YouTube site Youtube 

Please contact us with comments or general questions about Sydenham Street United Church, the website, getting on the mailing list, etc via Email: web@sydenhamstreet.ca


If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, you can contact the Indian Residential School Survivors Society for counselling support available at 1-800-721-0066. People can also access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.

A call to mourn, LEARN, support and REMEMBER! This link also includes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports.


The Spire Sign
Sydenham Street United Church at The Spire

The lands on which we meet are the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Peoples. We acknowledge their enduring presence on this land, as well as the presence of Métis, Inuit and other First Nations from across Turtle Island. We deeply respect the many generations of people who have cared for this land, and whose spiritualities, teachings and ways of knowing are closely tied to it. We seek to build right relations with these Peoples, to learn from them, and to live together on this land with respect and gratitude. 

Updated 2024 06 18