OHC Applauds Chester United Baptist Church in Chester

  Our Health Center congratulates Chester United Baptist Church on the 100th anniversary of the church sanctuary on King Street in Chester.   “Chester United Baptist Church has been an integral part of the surrounding communities for a century,” said Don Munroe, chair of the OHC Association board of directors, “offering a spiritual home to its parishioners and a welcoming place to many visitors.” The present church was completed in 1914, although a Baptist parish was first organized in Chester in 1761.   “Also thanks to the efforts of the minister, Dr. Dan Green, who was the founding chair of our board, the church is a comfort center for the community, complete with a generator, available when the power goes out,” added Mr. Munroe.   Sydney Perry Dumaresq, one of Nova Scotia’s leading architects of the time, designed the 1914 building. His grandson Sydney Phillip Dumaresq designed the most recent expansion of the church. Syd, a Chester resident, is the architect of the OHC facility as well, providing his talents and service to the OHC project as an in-kind donation. Similar in kind donations of time and talent are project management, Costello Fitt Limited; mechanical and electrical engineering, Dumaresq Energy Limited (Syd’s brother Marc) and structural engineering, BMR Engineering.   “We are grateful to all who have provided in kind donations to the OHC project. Syd’s and Marc’s contributions to the OHC and their contributions to our community, build on the Dumaresq family’s strong tradition of commitment. It’s this kind of continuity with the history that adds another level of excitement to the OHC project,” added Mr. Munroe.   Furthering the historical linkage between the Chester-area and the OHC project, the long- time, summer resident of Chester Dr. JMT Finney spoke at the dedication service of the new church on August 9, 1914.   The Finney Fund, the memorial fund raised in Dr. Finney’s memory to provide financial assistance to area residents needing medical services, donated $20,000 to the OHC project this past August.   Our Health Center is a citizen-led initiative to build a purpose-built collaborative-model health and wellness facility to serve communities along the Route 3 corridor, from New Ross in the north to Chester Basin in the south, Western Shore in the west and Hubbards in the east, and the Tancook Islands.   The OHC Association Board

Other Activities

©Chester  United Baptist Church  2014

Lighthouse Food Bank Support

  Suggested Food Bank Items:  canned soup/crackers/powdered milk/canned tomatoes/pasta/rice/paper products/toiletries/jam/honey/canned vegetables/canned fruit/juice/canned meats and stews/tuna/sugar/cereal/pancake mix and syrup


Benevolent Fund

The  Church offers support for people in emergency situations and on a one-time basis.  Contact Rev. Dr. Dan Green should you need assistance.


Collecting Grocery Tapes

The United Baptist Women/s Missionary Union is collecting grocery tapes.  They will accept Sobeys, Lofood, Foodland, and Price Chopper tapes.  You can give you tapes to anyone on the missions committee.


The Chester United Baptist Church is involved in a number of out-reach activities

in the community.  Some of them are listed below.   The church is also a comfort

station available  to everyone in case of an emergency situation. 

Chester United Baptist Church  84 King Street

Pewter Ornaments for sale

  Pewter Ornaments in celebration of 240 years available - see Elaine Hatt


A Story of the Baptists in Chester by  Dr. 

M. Alan Gibson available

Copies of "A Story of the Baptists at Chester" by Dr. M. Allen Gibson is available  for $10.00 available from June Hume .


Wheels to worship available

Wheels to Worship- call the church  


Bulletin Submissions

  Bulletin Submissions by E-mail or Call 275 -3011


Church Prayer Chain

Click here to join our E-mail Prayer Chain


New Testament on tapes

New Testament on Cassette tapes now available at $2.00 each.  See Doug Oickle