The first planning meeting of Cobourg Alliance took place on June 20th, 1955 at a picnic table in Victoria Park. Services began a month later at what was then the Lions Club Scout Hall at the corner of Ontario and University Streets. The church obtained some adjacent property and in January, 1961 opened its own building at 388 William Street. Then in 1989, for one year, services were held in Cobourg Collegiate while constructing the present building at 1333 Ontario Street, which opened in the fall of 1990 along with the Alliance Family Centre preschool and daycare.
The move to the high school also marked what was then a radical transition from a traditional church format to a contemporary church environment incorporating modern music, skits and sermons relevant to work and family life. Arriving at the new building, the church's Christian Education program was able to use the newly constructed, high quality day care facilities. This plus a dynamic middle school/junior high program attracted many young families.
Where we are today
Cobourg Alliance Church was founded and grown by men and women who believed that every person in every generation has the potential to change their world for Christ, and although our story (perhaps like yours) is full of challenging times, hurt and disappointment we continue to grow in our understanding of God’s love for the world and gain a clearer picture of our purpose. We exist to prepare every generation to change their worlds for Christ. We do this by creating environments where people can learn what it means to love and be loved by God, empowering everyone to serve according to their unique gifting and show the way by living and sharing the story of God.