Friends in Christ, may the grace of God be with you.

The people of Knox Bayfield acknowledge that our community worships, lives, plays, and works on the traditional lands of the Anishinabewaki, Attiwonderonk (Neutral), and Mississauga peoples within Treaty 29, of 1827.

About Us

About Knox Church: We are the little church with a BIG heart. Our congregation includes year-round and seasonal congregants. Join in our worship services and groups, whether you are a visitor or a resident. Our arms are open to you.

ALL are welcome.

Knox hosts many events and contributes to the life of the Bayfield community.  The church holds a Yard Sale & BBQ, hosts a community dinner, and participates in the  Soups on Bayfield competition. Kintail on the Road summer vacation bible school welcomes children (5-10 yrs old) on Wednesday during July and August. 

KOTR artwork compliments the Rev. Lisa’s welcome to the church.
Team Knox after the Annual Bake and Yard Sale 2017

Welcome to our student minister! Emily is between her 2nd and 3rd year of studies at Knox College in the Master of Divinity program. She is from Sundridge, ON, which is a small village just north of the Muskokas. Before following God’s call into ministry, Emily worked as an archaeological scientist at The University of Western Ontario and at the University of Bristol in the UK. She is passionate about worship: what we do in church on Sundays, and how we can live missional, worship-shaped lives that share Christ’s love with the world. She feels called to ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and is looking forward to worshipping, working and growing this summer with the congregation at Bayfield!

Thank you to our Summer 2018 Student Minister – Emily Webb
Emily has returned to her studies at Knox College. She will be missed by many in our community. We are thankful for her pastoral presence among us!

About the Community: Bayfield is situated  between Goderich and Grand Bend. This quaint, rural, cultural village offers gourmet dining and cosmopolitan style boutiques. Award winning authors and well known musicians are drawn by the village’s mystique.

Bayfield, the second oldest community in Huron County, was built in 1882 and named after Captain Bayfield who was commissioned after the war of 1812 to do a major survey of the Great Lakes. The community has a year round population of 1,720 and is situated in the municipality of Bluewater with a population of 7,500. In the summer the community’s population swells with vacationers and visitors.



ALL are welcome to join our online-only worship on Sunday at 11 am.
We hope to resume in-person worship soon. We hope to meet you there!

Rev. Lisa Dolson began her work as Minister of Word and Sacrament at Knox Presbyterian Church, Bayfield on September 2, 2018. Rev. Dolson’s formal induction took place on September 9th, with members of the Presbytery of Huron Perth and the Knox congregation.

Women of Knox
10 meetings a year for study, mission, and fellowship!

Children and Youth
Church School available each Sunday. You may choose to have your children stay for worship upstairs.

Kintail on the Road
Wednesday 9 am – 3:30 pm during July and August. Temporarily suspended.
All children welcome for days of faith-filled fun.

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A Franciscan Blessing

May God bless you with discomfort at half-truths, easy answers, & superficial relationships,
so that you will live deeply & from the heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, & the exploitation of people,
so that you will work for justice, freedom, & peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those in pain,
so that you will reach out your hand to them & turn their pain into joy.

May God bless you with just enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this old world,
so that you will do those things that others say cannot be done.



Contact & Leadership

Rev. Lisa Dolson
519-955-2158 [call or text]

Clerk of Session
Brenda McLean    

Session Elders
Deb Cosford, Jim Thompson, Brenda McLean



P.O Box 565
2 Bayfield Main St N,
Bayfield, ON N0M 1G0


Phone: (519) 565-2913 – Please note this answering machine is checked weekly. Contact Rev. Lisa Dolson or Brenda McLean with immediate concerns.



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Financial offerings can be made with cheques,  Pre-Authorized Remittance, and e-transfer.  For more information contact Brenda McLean 519-524-8645  and she will guide you through the process.