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Ontario - Hamilton
By:East Hamilton Spiritual Church

The East Hamilton Spiritual Church was incorporated on September 25th, 1918. Our mission is to teach and proclaim the Science, Philosophy and Religion of Spiritualism. New visitors are always welcome!

Services include:
- Tuesday Evening Services (see time of services and calendar of speakers and mediums)
- Sunday Morning Services
- Spiritual Healing
- Development and spiritual healing classes and workshops
- Annual and special events include Medium's Reading Days, Candlelight Services, Spring and Seasonal Dinners and other events
- Meditation Circle (first Sunday of the month)

Twinning with the Bolton Spiritualist Church, Lancashire, England:
In the winter of 2005 the East Hamilton Spiritual Church was approached by the Bolton Spiritualist Church located in Lancashire, England about a twinning. There is a strong historical link between these two churches. Many of the early members of the East Hamilton Church were immigrants from the Lancashire area. They brought their experience and enthusiasm with them to Canada and helped to establish churches like East Hamilton and contributed immeasurably to the advancement and development of Spiritualism in this region.

Short History of Spiritualism in Canada:
The Canadian connection with Spiritualism dates back to the early 1800's. Margaret Fox, the matriarch of the Fox family, for a time, had moved her family to the village of Bath in eastern Ontario. While there she gave birth to two daughters, Leah and Margaretta. Margaret Fox later moved back to the United States and settled with her husband, John Fox, in the village of Hydesville, NY. Actual documented Spiritualist activities in Canada date back to the 1850's in the region of Eastern Canada and the 1870s in Western Canada. The first Canadian Spiritualist groups organized themselves as local investigative associations and societies rather than churches and were headed by elected officers, boards of trustees and lay persons. More on the History page of the East Hamilton Spiritual Church.