Welcome Rev. Michelle Down!

We are very pleased to welcome our new Minister, Rev. Michelle Down. She will be joining us on September 1, 2020.

Michelle is returning to Eastern Ontario where she was ordained 25 years ago. To quote her own letter of introduction… She comes to us ready to serve, and to share the gifts that she has been granted and ready to lift up and shine a light on the gifts we have been granted. 

Hopefully by September, we will be worshiping in our sanctuary and everyone will have the opportunity to meet Michelle and welcome her to Edith Rankin in person.


Summer Anchor is here


View Virtual Service from July 26 – click here

Past recordings of the virtual services can be found
under Archived Services

If you wish to participate in our online worship gatherings, you will require a computer or tablet with a microphone and camera, and the RingCentral Meetings application. If you are not already receiving invitations to these worship services (including the weekly private meeting link) then use the email signup form at the bottom of this page to register. 

Many of our friendship and study groups continue to meet online using RingCentral Meetings. Contact your group leader for more information. We also continue to care for one another and our neighbours through phone, email and online meetings. Our ministers, Joe Ramsay, Bill Smith and Elizabeth Amirault are responding to pastoral care needs by phone and email. Use our contact form to reach them, or leave a message at the church office (613-389-2530).

In-person activities cancelled

ALL in-person worship services and gatherings are cancelled indefinitely in order to help mitigate the spread of the covid-19 virus. We will re-assess at the end of April and post an update. Worship Services in our “virtual worship space” will be offered on Sunday mornings at 10 am, including small breakout groups for check-in and conversation. A recording of parts of the service will be posted here each week. 

Please take all precautions for yourself and those close to you. 

Be kind, be generous, and pray for one another.


Edith Rankin Memorial United Church is a congregation located in the west end of the city of Kingston, Ontario. We are an active, caring, friendly and open United Church. As a congregation, we seek to discover and live out the “Good News” of Christ in our community of faith, our neighbourhood and our world. Here we share our insights, skills and experience as together we journey on the path toward the wholeness to which God is calling us all. Through the wide variety of programs we offer, we seek to nurture and celebrate each other at every stage of our lives, from young children to elderly seniors. If you are seeking a congregational home, we invite you to the Edith Rankin Memorial congregation!




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