About Us

 

Thank you for visiting our website!  The Castleton-Grafton Pastoral Charge is a two point charge located in the rolling hills of Northumberland, just east of Cobourg.  Our charge supports approximately 125 families and anyone who seeks a path to God through Jesus Christ is welcome. Both churches have Sunday worship, an active United Church Women's group, choir and Sunday school. Feel free to drop in on one of our worship services - we're sure you'll feel right at home.

Castleton United Church

Castleton United is located on the main street of Castleton at 1815 Percy Rd. There are many events held there on a regular basis, including a roast beef dinner in March, a roast pork supper in October, and a Christmas Bazaar in November. Their "fun" fundraiser is for the "Holy Rollers" to gather together to make meat pies for sale.  Special worship services include Good Friday, a Candlelight Service on the Sunday evening prior to Christmas and the Church Anniversary is celebrated in late September.  The UCW meets once a month at the church or in a member's home. The sanctuary can be used for music recitals and concerts.

The mailing address for Castleton Church is 1815 Percy Rd., Box 3, Castleton, On.  K0K1M0 and the telephone number is 905-344-7684.  Map

St. Andrew's United Church, Grafton

St. Andrew's United is located at 137 Old Danforth Rd., just south of County Rd. 2 in Grafton.  Special events here include a roast beef supper in April, the Yard & Bake Sale in May, the Christmas Bazaar in late November and a Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday.  Special worship services include Christmas Eve and our Anniversary is also celebrated in September.  The UCW meet the first Wednesday afternoon of the month and the "Quazy Quilters" meet once a month to make quilts in support of the Christian Community Outreach Project. "Dinner and a Movie" night is the last Friday of the month from Sept. - Nov. and Jan. to June at 6:00 p.m.

The Pastoral Charge office is located at St. Andrew's, and the address is 137 Old Danforth Rd., Box 162, Grafton, On K0K 2G0 and the telephone number is 905-349-2736.  Map

Biography - Rev. David Lander (B.A., M. Div.)

 David grew up on a farm at Gore’s Landing Ontario. He received his M.Div. from Queen’s University in 1970. He ministered for three years in Manitoba with the United Church, Austin Sidney Charge and then ten years team ministry with the United Church, Carman Larger Pastoral Charge.

After three years with an eight point Presbyterian charge at Taumarunui New Zealand, he was twelve and a half years with  UC Carlisle Kilbride in Hamilton Conference and three years with Queensville Sharon-Hope in the United Church Toronto Conference before coming to Fairlawn Avenue United Church in 2003.  

He has been involved with chairing three Presbyteries and other presbytery and conference leaderships, supervising nine student interns, expanding a couple of church buildings, amalgamations, prison chaplaincy, various social and justice passions.

David retired from Fairlawn Avenue United Church in June 2010 and returned home to the Bewdley area. The Castleton Grafton Pastoral Charge is pleased to announce that Rev. Lander will be the minister for the Pastoral Charge for the near future, and we are grateful for his experience and leadership.

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