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Act 6, 1956 (VI) – Act anent Formation of Presbytery of Ontario and Western Canada and Synod of North America. 24th May 1956

The General Assembly give effect to the wish of Ministers and Kirk Sessions in Canada and Detroit that a Presbytery be formed and ordain that the Congregations of Toronto, Detroit, Fort William, Winnipeg and Vancouver form “The Presbytery of Ontario and Western Canada,” with seat at Toronto.

They appoint the Rev. John Macsween, presently ministering in Toronto to membership of the Presbytery and to be its first Moderator and appoint the Presbytery to meet in Toronto on Wednesday, the 29th day of August next, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon and thereafter on and when required. They further ordain that the Presbytery of Ontario and Western Canada and the Presbytery of Prince Edward Island together form the Synod of North America. They appoint this Synod to meet in Toronto on Wednesday, the 29th day of August next, at 7.30 o’clock in the evening, the Rev. J. Harvey Bishop, Minister at Charlottetown and Stanchel, Prince Edward Island, to preach and preside. They appoint the last Tuesday in April as the date of the ordinary annual meeting of Synod.