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Welcome to the
Ruthven Pastoral Charge      

United Church of Canada

Ruthven Pastoral Charge  .  Box 370  .  Ruthven   .  Ontario  .  Canada  .  N0P 2G0  .    519.326.3138  .

You may reach our minister the Rev. Olav Kitchen by cell/text 519.566.7626, or email

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Welcoming, Nourishing, Committed in The Way of Jesus Christ

Our two Churches are in the
"Town of Kingsville" Ontario.

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Worship Services
are in person and Zoomed and You Tube
9:30am at Olinda-Ruthven
11am at Trinity

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Olinda-Ruthven United Church

Olinda-Ruthven United Church
1907 Queen Boulevard, Ruthven   
(intersection of Queen and Prince.
Sunday Worship 9:30am

Olinda Ruthven Site

There are 3 Handicap Parking spots.
Automatic door opener off parking lot.
Lift available to Sanctuary

Customer Service Policy

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Trinity United Church, New California

Trinity United Church
New California

1005 Road 2 West, Kingsville
(intersection of Road 2 and
McCain Sideroad)
Sunday Worship 11am

Trinity site

There are 2 Handicap Parking spots available at the South-East corner of the Church parking lot. A ramp to front door, and Chair-Stair lift available inside to the Sanctuary/basement.

Customer Service Policy

Our Minister

Rev. Olav Kitchen

Rev. Olav T. Kitchen

A little about us - we are in the Antler River Watershed Regional Council, part of The United Church of Canada.

The two Churches are in small communities and part of The Town of Kingsville, Ontario, near the north shore of beautiful Lake Erie in the Sun Parlour of Canada. Ruthven is located between The Town of Kingsville and The Municipality of Leamington. New California is a small community just northwest of Kingsville downtown.

Essex County is the most southerly part of Canada, south of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan USA (about an hour away via the Ambassador Bridge or Tunnel), and the same longitude as Northern California and Italy.

(Prior to Covid) Both congregations are usualy very involved in their Churches, offering Adult Choirs, UCW's (United Church Women a Ladies Group) and active Sunday School programs. We participate in several Community Outreach Programs and Mission Projects e.g. Haiti Mission Project, (see Outreach). Kingsville Community Food Bank, Leamington Salvation Army, etc.

Our RPC Newsletter is emailed out weekly. Services are zoomed weekly from each Sanctuary and recorded to YouTube. Please see annouoncemts for details.

Olinda-Ruthven There is a paved parking lot with 3 designated parking spaces, Automatic door opener, found beside the side door off the parking lot, and there is a lift to the Sancturary.
The Church Hall, Office and Restrooms are also Accessible.

Trinity has a paved parking lot with 2 designated parking spaces, ramp and stair/chair lift inside to assist persons into the Sanctuary and the basement.

NOTICE: We are “scent free”
     to accommodate persons with sensitivities
     to varying scents.

We have a Lay Preacher on our Charge
                 Richard Dalton
                 retired Lay Preacher Clifford Balkwill.

     Ministers of Music

                   Organist     Lynn Mailhoit
                   Assistant    Doug Scott

                   Organist     Margaret Pare
                   Assistant    Elaine Wright

     Office Administrator - Brenda Miller

Here is a link to the weather in Kingsville/Ruthven/New California The Weather Network

Ruthven Pastoral Charge   .   Box 370  .   Ruthven   .  Ontario  .   Canada  .   N0P 2G0   .    519.326.3138  .

  .   Charity BN Registration Number 888132792 R0001

Last updated March 17, 2023