Posts by Paul Backhurst

Posts by Paul Backhurst

Installation Service

Having arrived in Canada on March 9, 2020, the new minister was to be installed later on in March. However, with the restrictions and uncertainties caused by Covid-19, this was postponed. However, the day has arrived, when a small commission from Presbytery will come and install the minister-elect as the congregations own minister. The service will take place on Friday…

Online Gospel Mission

Calgary Free Presbyterian Church is holding its first online Gospel Outreach, next week – every evening @ 7pm (Mountain Time), on our Facebook page:’re welcome to join us live, or at a later time.

Services Cancelled

Dear Congregation and Friends, The North American Presbytery has advised all Sessions to consider cancelling ALL public services for the foreseeable future, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Session of Calgary FPC has just met together this evening, and, having taken advice from the local Board of Deacons, the decision was indeed taken to cancel all services. This…


No doubt, you have heard much about the Coronavirus, and the respiratory disease it can cause – COVID-19. It is a cause of concern to many, and rightly so to those whose immune system is weak or compromised, for example, the elderly. Even those with so-called metabolic syndrome (diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, hypertension, artherosclerosis, etc) appear to run a…