Stratford Christian Reformed Church

Pastor Martin Dam

Services at 9:30 a.m. and bi-weekly at 6:30 p.m. Check our calendar for details.
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190 Athlone Crescent
Stratford, ON N4Z 1H9 [Map]

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Pastor's Welcome

My name is Pastor Martin Dam, and on behalf of the Stratford Christian Reformed Church, I want to welcome you to our website and tell you a little bit about us. But what to tell you? I could say that we are a church that enjoys worship in a variety of styles, which is true. I could say that we seek to take the Bible seriously as the Word of God in a way that’s consistent with the Reformed tradition, which is also true. I could say that we run a variety of educational ministries to deepen and strengthen faith, as well as a variety of outreach ministries designed to bless the community in which we are planted. And all that would be true. But those are things we do. They are not who we are.

So who are we? We are a midsized congregation of around five hundred people, made up of a variety of ages and backgrounds. But what unites us is this: We are a group of sinners bound together by the hope of the gospel. We believe that it is Jesus’ perfect life and sacrificial death that make us right with God, and that putting our faith in his goodness provides our hope. We desire to know that God better through everything we do.

If that interests you, or if you’d like to know more about the hope we have in Jesus, we’d love for you to join us.

Pastor Martin

Who We Are

The Christian Reformed Church of Stratford was founded in 1951 by sixteen families and seven members. Now, our congregation has grown to about 500 baptized and confessing members. Over the years we have had various locations in and around Stratford and our current location is at 190 Athlone Crescent.

We are Christian because we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God; we are Reformed because we live by the grace of God as taught by all churches born of the Protestant Reformation; and we are Church because we are a part of the people of God of all times and all places from every Christian denomination.

Want to know more? visit the Christian Reformed Church in North America's website.

What We Believe

Doctrinal Standards

As a member of the Christian Reformed Church, Stratford CRC subscribes to the following confessions:
The Belgic Confession
The Canons of Dort
The Heidelberg Catechism

Ecumenical Creeds

As a member of the Christian Reformed Church, Stratford CRC subscribes to the following creeds:
The Apostles' Creed
The Nicene Creed
The Athanasian Creed