Our History



In 1838, God was dealing with the hearts of two men concerning the souls in Wainfleet Township. George Thompson from the north side of Lake Ontario in the township of Athol, Prince Edward County and Thomas Bradt, were influenced by the preaching of an American evangelist named Z. F. Green. they would move to Winger and marry sisters, gathering a following with names like: Andrew Handler Peter Hendershot, Elizabeth Laws, Miss Roughly, Mrs. Forrester, and Giles Roberts, who became the charter members of a new congregation in Christ.



The Winger church would become a fixture in the rural farming community of Wainfleet, Ontario. They would need to use the local school house to hold their meetings and then they would erect their first building on Winger Road (1885) and then construct the present church building in 1894 celebrating their fortieth anniversary.



In 1992 a major building campaign took place renovating the existing sanctuary and adding a fellowship hall, kitchen and offices tastefully adjoined to the existing sanctuary - including an elevator and new graveled parking lot. The project was completed on the 150 anniversary year of the church 1994. Then in 2009 on the church's 165th Anniversary saw further upgrades to the facilities including the sanctuary's electrical and lighting, fully digitalized audio visual. There was also significant landscaping, which also included the paving of the parking lot. A wonderful addition to the church's aesthetics in the Hamlet of Winger.



The question has been asked - "What can we learn from our past?" Former Pastor Howlett told the church forty years ago, "We don’t have to bring Jesus Christ to the world but have only to discover what He is doing there."



Winger's Mission



"To bring people to the Lord by actively promoting the living Gospel of the redeeming love of God through our Saviour Jesus Christ.



Our Identity Statement



"We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.”



Movement for Christian Unity



"We also honor the heritage of Christian unity by staying together in covenant as a witness to the world that even when we disagree we can still make room, welcoming all to the table as Christ has welcomed us. Our spiritual ancestors were fond of saying, “unity, not uniformity.”