Toronto Catacombs

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Toronto Catacombs

In 1968, students Gord Morris and Don Rossiter desired to begin a Christian club on the campus of their Toronto high school Birchmount Park Collegiate. After approaching their music teacher Merv Watson who was also a Christian, they formed the Catacomb Club. Merv wife Merla Watson also became involved.

By 1971 they had grown into a group of 850 and began meeting in St. Paul's Anglican Church where they held a Thursday night 'Praise and Worship Celebration' that at its peak attracted 2,500 enthusiastic teenagers. in 1974 The core group eventually spawned a church that lasted into the late 1980s.

Another related group formed called Christian Church on a Hill ran from 1975 to 1984.



References

Remembering the Jesus Movement: People and Faces. 2017 Nov 1. <http://one-way.org/jesusmovement/>.

The Jesus People Movement <https://archive.org/search.php?query=http%3A%2F%2Fjesuspeoplemovement.com%2Fresearch-3.html http://jesuspeoplemovement.com/research-3.html>

Toronto Catacombs Alumni. 2017 Nov 1. <https://www.facebook.com/groups/18090012968/>.