New posting as of March 22, 2015

1. Children's Garden of the Senses - go to :

Lucy Maud

Montgomery Heritage


2. St Elias sale on March 28 2015

3. Norval Presbyterian Church



Norval Presbyterian Church



Bible Study: Meets Tuesdays at 10:00am in the church hall. Our current study is the Gospel of John. Summaries of each session will be available on Rev. John's blog for those unable to attend:

Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills (CAShh) will be holding their annual “GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE” campaign from April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015.  If you are interested in canvassing (door to door) or walking (putting door hangers), please contact Marilyn Inglis at 905-702-8886.  Thank you for your support of our charity!

Church envelopes are at the front of the church.  If you haven't received envelopes or would like to be put on PAR please see Bea Henderson or Robert McClure.

Claude Presbyterian Church is planning to host an Easter dinner and service on Easter Sunday, April 5th at Evangel Hall in Toronto  . If you are interested in assisting, please see Rev. John for more details.

Favourite Hymns? Please submit your favourite hymns from the Red Hymn book to Bea Henderson or Rev. John so they can be incorporated into a regular Hymn sing prior to the Sunday services.

Good Friday (April 3): This year we will be celebrating Good Friday with Union Presbyterian Church (16789 Side Rd 22, 10 minutes north of Norval and just west of the intersection of Winston Churchill and 22 Side Road). There will be breakfast starting at 9:00am and the service will begin at 10:30am.

Holy Week Healing Service:

On Wednesday April 1 at 7:30pm, we will be holding a joint service of prayer, anointing and laying on of hands with St. Paul’s Anglican Church, here at Norval Presbyterian. Come yourself and invite those you know in need of any kind of healing. Jesus came to heal us through his life, death and resurrection, so let us celebrate and live out this good news as we come to Easter this year.

Ladies Breakfast tickets for May 2 are now available. Please see Jamie or John H. The guest speaker will be Lynn Bishop from Sauti Moja.


Maundy Thursday (April 2): Join us in the church hall on Thursday April 2 to celebrate Maundy Thursday with a special dinner service. We will celebrate a simplified version of the Passover Meal Jesus would have kept with his disciples and reflect on Jesus’ call to love and serve each other as he has loved and served us. The service will begin at 6:30pm and will include a pot-luck dinner along with the symbolic foods of Passover.

Office hours for Rev. John: 


Tues & Wed 10am – 1pm 

Thurs 9am – 12pm

Organ Repair Maintenance Fund: You can donate with your envelope marking the ‘other’ area or online:

Our congregation is now participating in the Clothesline program in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association. You can drop off good used clothing in the drop box in the Church parking lot. The Church receives income from this project. Thank you for your support.

Shifra baby bottles are now available. Please see Bea.

Sign-up sheets for flowers and Fellowship Hour are posted on the bulletin board in the church basement.

Spiritual Practices for Lent: (see bulletin insert)

Twenty new hymn books at twenty dollars each were purchased last Fall.  If you wish to contribute to this purchase please put your contribution into your envelope marked “hymn books”. 


Each week join us for fellowship and refreshments after the service.

Tues Mar 24  1:30pm Linus Ladies will meet in the Church Hall.  Please join us to knit & visit.

Sun Mar 29 10:00am Palm Sunday - All-Ages Service. All ages worship and learn together as we reflect on Jesus’ final steps toward the cross and Easter.

Wed Apr 1  7:30pm Service of Prayer and Healing. Joint service of prayer, anointing and laying on of hands with St. Paul’s Anglican Church, held here at Norval Presbyterian.

Thurs Apr 2  6:30pm Maundy Thursday Dinner Service and Pot luck at Norval Presbyterian Church

Fri Apr 3  9:00am Good Friday breakfast; 10:30am Good Friday Service, all at Union Presbyterian Church

Sun Apr 5  8:00am ‘Son Rise’ Service; 8:30am Easter Breakfast; 10:00am Morning Worship.

Sat Apr 25  Community Unity Spring Clean-up

Sun Apr 26  All Ages Mission Sunday - proceeds to Links-2-Care


Sat May 2 9:00 a.m.Ladies Breakfast

Speaker Lynn Bishop from Sauti Moja

Tickets available-- $15.00

"Widows of Conflict;Women for Peace"


Sun May 3 - Communion Service


Sun June 7th-- Anniversary Service and Communion


Sun June 21-- Evangel Hall Mission Sunday






Tourists coming to Norval

For the past 9 years Tourists have been coming to Norval from all parts of the world. They come to see our village, learn about our History and visit the place where Lucy Maud Montgomery lived. As widely known, the great Canadian author who wrote 22 novels one of which is Anne of Green Gables, lived in Norval from 1926 to 1935. Tourists visit the Presbyterian Church where her husband Ewan Macdonald was the Minister. They visit our Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden and our Parks and Trails. They visit the Lucy Maud Montgomery Museum. They also visit St. Paul's Anglican Church and the Parish Hall where Lucy Maud Montgomery directed plays and appeared in plays. The Parish Hall is again used for Theatre presentations as can be seen further down the page.

On August 30, 2014 a group from Japan came to visit. The following short video demonstrates the welcome that is extended to our Tourists and the warm way our Tourists think of us.





in the heart of Ontario

where the author of Anne of Green Gables lived for 9 years

MEDIA RELEASE August 14, 2014

For Immediate Release

$169,500 OTF Grant Will Help a Sensory Garden Grow

Norval – This summer, the Norval Community Association received a two-year, $169,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to design and build a sensory garden for Norval Park. The Children’s Sensory Garden will make a wonderful addition to the community, and is being designed for people of all ages and abilities as a place to experience the environment through touch, look, smell, taste and hearing.

“I want to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for approving this grant for the Norval Community Association,” Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott said.  “By remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery at Norval Park, we are inspired by a significant figure in Canada’s literary history, and her involvement in our community.”

Funds will be used over the next two years to buy plants and materials for the sensory garden, to help with the salary for an Education Coordinator and help with marketing costs as well.

Sensory gardens are appearing in more communities and are treats to behold because they are designed to appeal to the five senses listed above. The gardens are designed to be therapeutic, inclusive and diverse for people with special needs. Set within the Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden in Norval, just north of Mississauga, the garden has the potential to be a must-see space for local residents and visitors alike and can also act as an educational tool.

“The vision of the Children's Garden of the Senses is to create a garden that brings together our heritage, healing, and connection to an inclusive community both locally, nationally and internationally,” said Kathy Gastle, President, Norval Community Association.

A leading grantmaker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities:

For more information, please contact:
Kathy Gastle
Norval Community Association
Phone 905-877-7059



The Author of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, in Norval

Montgomery was already a famous author, when she arrived in Norval with her husband Presbyterian minister Rev. Ewan Macdonald and their two children Chester, and Stuart in February 1926. During the next 9 years Rev. Macdonald ministered to the congregations of two Presbyterian churches - Norval and Union (in Glen Williams.)

In addition to running the manse, Montgomery was mothering two growing boys, teaching Sunday School and her other parish duties, she became a member of the Norval Choral Society, Norval Women’s Institute, director and performer of Norvals’ Olde Tyme Concerts, held at the Anglican Parish Hall. As well, she found time to host garden parties and attend speaking engagements across the country. While living in Norval Montgomery published the following books:

The Blue Castle, 1926,


Emily’s Quest, 1927,


Magic for Marigold, 1929,


A Tangled Web, 1931,


Pat of Silver Bush, 1933,


Courageous Women, 1934

L.M. Montgomery

with Marian Keith and M.B. McKinley


Mistress Pat in 1935.





Lucy Maud Montgomery

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 Rev.Ewan Macdonald


Elaine Crawford published Aunt Maud's Cookbook

Fabulous collection of Lucy Maud's original recipes.

Crawford Village Bakery sells this fantastic cookbook.