Saint Ansgar's Lutheran Church
Montreal - Quebec - Canada

Over 85 years of History

Editor's Note Pages cited below, mostly photo-pages, have been collected in a piecemeal fashion as they were added to the old website. These pages are now being ported over to this page, without much modification. At some later time, the various collections can be synthesized into a more cohesive whole..

Articles

 

Early St. Ansgar's

Personal Anecdotes, beginning with the excerpt is taken from a letter written to St. Ansgar's on the occasion of our 70th Anniversary, in 1997. The letter was written by a well-known and loved former pastor, and as you can read, one of our earliest "members", Dr. Fred. Jensen. If you have additional anecdotes relating to the history of our congregation, please share them!

[Early Saint Ansgar's]

Gallery of Pastors


 

Featured on the wall of Beck Hall is a gallery of the current and former pastors who have served the St. Ansgar's community. This gallery has been scanned, and the pictures presented here, along with additional biographical data.

[Pastor's Gallery]

 

A Short History of St. Ansgar's

One of the original pages on our 2002 website, this short history (in both English and Danish) was put together by Jette Blair, with much of the information on the early pastors coming from a book by Rebecca Mancuso, Faces of Change – the Danish Community of Montreal (copyright 1997 in Montreal, by the author and the contributors.)

[A Short History of St. Ansgar's]
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Eli-Ross Jensen Recollections: 1987-1997 (70th Anniversary)

A walk down memory lane with the personal recollections of the late Eli Ross-Jensen, focussing on the years between our 60th and 70th anniversaries, which I am sure you will find enlightening.

[St. Ansgar's: 1987-1997]

History of the Danish Cemetery

Svend Berg writes an interesting history of the little known "Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Danish Section"

[History of the Danish Cemetery]

 

Music at St. Ansgar's: 1981-1989

Notes compiled by Jette Blair, from conversations with Marian Holobow, Maren Nelson & Elaine Nelson

[Music at St. Ansgar's: 1981-1989]

Documents

50th Anniversary History of St. Ansgar's

On the occasion of St. Ansgar's 50th Anniversary, a soft-cover booklet of some 24 pages was commissioned, which featured not only the history of the congregation, but also scenes and anecdotes from its daily life. As this book has been out of print for some time, the Church Council has authorized the posting of this scanned version, for free distribution.
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[50th Anniversary Booklet]

60th Anniversary History of St. Ansgar's

On the occasion of St. Ansgar's 60th Anniversary, a soft-cover book of over 100 pages was commissioned, which featured not only the history of the congregation, but also scenes and anecdotes from its daily life. As this book has been out of print for some time, the Church Council has authorized the posting of this scanned version, for free distribution.
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[60th Anniversary Booklet]

Various Historical Documents

A number of important historical documents relating to the history of our church have been provided and are cited on this page, for your consultation and enjoyment. In most cases, an image of the cover is shown, which can be enlarged by clicking on it. Below each image is a link to the full document in pdf format, where applicable.

[Historical Documents]

 

The Constitution of our Congregation

This is the latest version of our congregational constitution.

[Our Constitution]

As It Happened

The parish of Saint Columba Anglican Church was in N.D.G well before St. Ansgar's. Unfortunately, the parish was closed in 2012. Many of the former parishioners of St. Columba now attend St. Ansgar's, and so their history is, in a sense, our history. This historical book was put together by the congregation in 1982. This book has been out of print for some time, and it was the consensus of a number of the former members of St. Columba that it be scanned and offered via our web site for free distribution.

[As It Happened]

Photos

Historical Photos-1

A collection of photos spanning the years 1928-1983

[Historical Photos-1]

Historical Photos-2

More Recent Photos: 1997-1998

[Historical Photos-2]

More Historical Photos - 3

Photos from 1988-1989

[More Historical Photos-3]

More Historical Photos - 4

Photos from 1960, 1963, 1978, 1982 and 1986

[More Historical Photos-4]

More Historical Photos - 5

Photos from 1964, 1987 and 1989

[More Historical Photos-5]

More Historical Photos - 6

Photos from around 1983

[More Historical Photos-6]

More Historical Photos - 7

Photos from Nineties and Early 2000s

[More Historical Photos-7]

More Historical Photos - 8

Visit to the Organ Factory (1988) and Dedication of New Organ (1989)

[More Historical Photos-8]

Seniors Pics 1998-2011

Photos from various seniors' events

[Seniors Pics]


Web Page maintained by Roger Kenner and Jette Blair.
St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church - Montreal: Last Updated: 2017/05/11