Amalgamation Achievements


The committee was charged with carrying out three initial steps:

  1. Connect informally with Vancouver Taiwanese PC to see if they want to be participants or observers in this amalgamation process. Determine how we will keep them in the loop.
  2. Write a transformation-as-a-goal letter to Presbytery’s Strategic Leadership Committee, letting them know what we want to accomplish through amalgamation and suggest a transformation process.
  3. When we have a process, communicate what we are attempting to achieve and how we are going to achieve it to each congregation:
  1. We are discerning whether the congregations of WPG and KPC have a common vision.
  2. We have a committee and we will be involving people from both congregations.
  3. We have a process for this effort to discern the will of God for both congregations which may lead to amalgamation of the congregations.

After receiving approval from the Presbytery of Westminster to take the first steps toward amalgamation, the two congregations worked on an Amalgamation Plan during 2022 and 2023 and by early 2023 took the following actions:

  • April 23, 2023: A KPC congregational meeting accepted the proposed plan for amalgamating Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church (KPC) and West Point Grey Presbyterian Church (WPGPC).
  • July 2, 2023: At another congregational meeting KPC accepted West Point Grey’s amendments to the amalgamation plan.
  • August 8, 2023: A special meeting of the Presbytery of Westminster received and approved the amalgamation plan with affirmation and encouragement.
  • August 15, 2023: We received word from the Presbytery of Westminster that the Commission on Assets of The Presbyterian Church in Canada had approved the amalgamation of KPC and WPGPC and asked permission to share the plan and summary video we submitted with others contemplating amalgamation.