Laurel Lea St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church
837 Exmouth Street
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Our purpose is to Glorify God, Make Disciples and Meet Human Need
Rev. Janine Dekker and our congregation of family and friends extend to you a warm greeting and a sincere, 'Thank you!' for visiting our web site today. We invite you to find out more about our church. If you do not have a church home, please consider joining us in our worship and service.
Who Are We?
Laurel Lea St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church was formed by an amalgamation of Laurel Lea Presbyterian Church and St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church. The Laurel Lea congregation was formed in 1949 out of a 1946 Mission Sunday School started by Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church. The Sunday School was held at Meadowlea Public School. In addition to Sunday School, worship services were started in 1947. A church building was constructed in 1949, and fully opened in 1955. St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church was established in March 1956, formed out of a 1954 Sunday School mission at the Queen Elizabeth II school. Worship services for the parents began in January 1956. Land for a new church was purchased in "Coronation Park" in 1955 by St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sarnia. Work on the construction of a church building began in August 1956. The dedication was on December 2, 1956. The cornerstone for a new church was laid and on June 1, 1973, the two congregations of Laurel Lea and St. Matthew's amalgamated to become Laurel Lea St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church.