Bethel United Baptist Church, Ashmore

Title

Bethel United Baptist Church, Ashmore

Church Name

Bethel United Baptist Church, Ashmore

Church Association

Annapolis- Digby

Province

Nova Scotia

County

Digby

Address

Highway #1, Ashmore, NS.

Status

Active

Date

Constructed 1857

Historical Information

The Bethel United Baptist Church, Ashmore, traces its roots to the Church at Weymouth, also known as Sissiboo. One of the pastors that figured prominently into the history of the Ashmore Church was Rev. Charles Randall who was ordained at Sissiboo in 1833. Ashmore was within the bounds of his pastoral care when the Bethel meeting house opened in 1857. Although Ashmore was considered to be a church in their own right, the people of Ashmore continued to count their membership with the Church at Weymouth. This arrangement continued until 1968. Under the pastoral leadership of Rev. W.P. Clayton a new fellowship hall opened in 1972.