South Shore United Church

The United Church of Canada

A Worshiping Community

Pastoral Care


Christian Education & Development



Board Structure



Kids Corner

Contact Us


South Shore United Church, #85 Route 10, Tryon, PEI

Mission Statement:
God calls us to work together in Christian fellowship
with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ:
worshiping, growing in faith, reaching out to others in the church,
community and world, and nuturing our hopes for the future.

A Worshiping Community

Services are held each Sunday at 10:30AM.  Communion is offered on World‑Wide Communion Sunday, Christmas, Maundy Thursday, Easter, and Pentecost Sunday.

Special services are held at various times throughout the year such as a Sunday Closing and Picnic, Service of Compassion, and Christmas Eve. A Service of Worship is held at the South Shore Villa on the second Tuesday of each month. We value sharing worship at Ecumenical gatherings such as: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise service and breakfast, World Day of Prayer, and Remembrance Service at the Crapaud War Memorial.

Pastoral Care

South Shore United is blessed with a very active Pastoral Care Team who assists the minister.  The Pastoral Care Team provide a compassionate, confidential Christian ministry of practical and spiritual care, support, friendship and communication to those experiencing need, in ordinary times, as well as times of great joy or challenge.


The United Church Women have four units which meet regularly to provide a medium through which they may express their loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship and service. These groups welcome any ladies in the church for an afternoon or evening of fellowship.

Christian Education & Development

The Christian Education and Development Committee plan programs for the congregation which invites persons of all ages to explore and grow in their relationship with God.   

Weekly Sunday school programs are offered for the children and youth who participate first in the worship service by reading scripture and occasionally presenting short dramas or musical selections. Nursery care is available for young children.

The Library is a resource available to all in the congregation and we encourage its use for group or individual devotional material. Mid‑week Groups for Children & Youth are offered depending on leadership availability and demand. These are open to all youth of the community.

Adult Bible Study is held weekly during the fall and winter.

Evening Faith and Study Programs are also held periodically.  The area of study is varied depending on leadership and interest.

Along with these programs we sponsor other fun and entertaining events such as seniors’ dinners, after service socials, and various types of fundraisers.


The congregation participates in a number of ongoing outreach projects such as the Christmas Giving Tree, support of Brunswick Street Mission, Habitat for Humanity, local food banks, Ten Thousand Villages. Fair Trade tea and coffee is used for all church functions and also made available for those who wish to purchase these items.

Sunday services are taped weekly and made available to those unable to attend.


The South Shore Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada was formed on January 1, 2006, bringing together four congregations; Bonshaw, Hampton, Tryon and Victoria, to worship in the church building at Tryon.

The inaugural service was held on July 2, 2006. In 2008 an extension was completed to accommodate the Minister’s study and Secretary’s office which were previously located in the former Crapaud United Church, and to provide additional classrooms, fellowship room, archives and library.

We respect the histories and traditions of the four previous congregations and have integrated numerous artefacts and furnishings from all the churches; for example, the Presbyterian table and chair from Bonshaw, the Stained Glass Window from Hampton, and the Marble Baptismal Font from Victoria. In 1992 the building was designated as a National Historic Site to commemorate 200 years of Methodist roots, and to recognize this fine example of Gothic architecture designed by the famous architect, William Critchlow Harris, 1854-1913.  The Archives  Room contains  histories, information and pictures of  all the former churches.

Board Structure

The South Shore Pastoral Charge is organized to carry out its mission according to a Unified Board Structure.  The Board consists of 20 members of which 17 are voting Elders, who, along with a representative of Ministry and Personnel Committee, Board of Trustees, two lay representatives to PEI Presbytery and a member of the order of ministry (ex‑officio) as corresponding members oversee and give direction for the ministry of the congregation.

The Board is organized in five teams consisting of the following committees; Church Worship and Renewal, Christian Education and Development, Pastoral Care, Financial Management and Stewardship, Property, Congregational Outreach, Congregational Resource, Life and Hospitality, Communications and Public Relations, Church Archives, Ministry and Personnel, and Board of Trustees.


Chandelier from Victoria
Table & Chair from Bonshaw Stained Glass Window from Hampton
Heart Health
Resource Centre
Archives Room



May 26, 7:30 pm. Finance & Stewardship Meeting in Fellowship Room

Saturday May 28 - 31. Maritime Conference Annual Meeting

Sunday May 31, 10:30 am. Trinity Sunday.  Service led by Arlene & Jack Sorensen


May  Food Donations to Foodbank

"Gifts with a Vision" catalogues at back of church

Pies! For extra pies available, please contact Arlene at 658-2009

"Healing Meditation" CD by Rev. Karen, produced by Nicolas Wilkie is now available for $12.00. Please call church office to order copies.

Orders for Dizolve Laundry Sheets may be placed anytime with Arlene at 658-2009.


June 3, 7:30 pm. Unified Board meeting. Reports due May 22 to Tanya at:

June 9, 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Free CPR & Defibrillator Course at SSUC. For ages 12 years and up. Please call Heather to register: 437-2275, by May 30th.

June 11. Healing Pathways Sessions at 6:45 pm

Saturday, June 13, 10 - 3 pm. "Tea & House Tour". Hosted by Tole Treasures & Antiques, at #19832 TCH in Hampton. In support of the Sanctuary Renewal Fund. Tickets available from Joan at 658-2449, Bob at 658-2581, or the church office

June 14, 2-5 pm.
Birthday Party for Norman MacDonald at Crapaud Community Hall.

June 14, 10:30 am. Congregational Outdoor Service and Picnic and Sunday School Promotion

June 21, 10:30 am. Father's Day with Confirmation & Sacrement of Communion

June 27. Picnic Table Build for habitat for Humanity. Please call Tammy at 855-3070 for information.


The Senior Choir meets each Sunday at 10:00 am for practice. New members are always welcome. Please call Cindy at 658-2863 or 659-2390.

Kids Corner

Sunday School is held for childern ages 4 and up, and nursery continues for children up to 3 years. For children new to Sunday School please register with  the teachers.  Please call 658-2863.

Camp Abegweit brochures are available on back centre isle table or  go on-line  via their web site to register. The CE Committee supports the children of SS United by reimbursing $40 toward the registration. Please call Catherine Ferguson regarding this matter.
Contact Us
Rev. Karen MacLeod-Wilkie
902-621-0509 (home)
Church Members
Chair of Unified Board
Morley Wood
Administrative Assistant
Cindy Harman
Office Telephone
PO Box 4, Crapaud, PEI. C0A 1J0


PEI Presbytery

United Church of Canada Head Office

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Last updated May 24, 2015