Our History

  • Knox is blessed to be one of the early historic Christian Churches in Ottawa, founded in 1844 when the city was a small lumber outpost called Bytown.   For a brief timeline with highlights, click History of Knox
  • Sixteen clergy have served as Ministers at Knox since 1844.  
  • A number of detailed narratives have been written about the history of Knox Church in Ottawa, including A Settled Place, the most recent publication coinciding with Knox's 150th anniversary, written by Alison Hare.   Copies are available through the church office.  
  • Knox has a History and Archives Room which includes documents and photographs dating from our earliest years in the 1800s to present day.  Come and See!
  • Watch our intro video below to learn more about the history of Knox