Unitarian Church of Edmonton

UCE History Project: A group of church members has been researching and capturing the history of the Unitarian church in this city. We do so in two ways: by interviewing longtime members of the church and writing about their lives and experiences; and by researching archival records of the church going back to 1912. We post our results on our website, Our History/ There you can read about Prof. W.H. Alexander, lay minister of the church from 1916 to 1934, whose photo you see here. We are always looking for helpers on our projects. The History Project chair is Louise Charach, louisecharach@gmail.com


The Unitarian church was first founded in Edmonton in 1912, based near the brand-new University of Alberta. In the late 1930’s it folded but was reborn in 1954 as the Unitarian Church of Edmonton. In 1982 a second Unitarian church was founded in Edmonton, with the help of UCE, called Westwood Unitarian Congregation.

For a more of our history, go to Our History Site to find photos and original documents.

The UCE History Project also records the stories of church pioneers who have contributed so much.  

Barbara Isabel Forbes – A Caring Spirit in our UCE Family Written and edited by Audrey Brooks, Barbara Forbes and Louise Charach

Inge Hess: Outdoor Adventurer By Audrey Brooks


Don and Elaine Royer By Susan Ruttan

Marge Roche By Louise Charach


Rev. Audrey Brooks By Audrey Brooks


Liz Cloutier By Lillias Cowper


Stella Clarke By Louise Charach


Florence Campbell By Audrey Brooks