• 1945 – Services conducted by visiting ministers from the end of the war in August 1945 until June 1946.
  • 1946 – Conference appointed the Rev. Leonard Woolfrey, B.A., as minister of the newly-constituted charge which included Glenwood, Appleton, Gander Benton, and Gambo.
  • 1948 – The Rev. Nelson B. Hodder succeeded the Rev. L. S. Woolfrey. A war-time building was renovated to be used as a manse and a church hall.
  • 1953 – Under the leadership of the Rev. E.C. Sturge, B.A. B.D., Gander became a Charge in itself, independant of the Home Missions Board.
  • 1954 – At the congregational meeting in the early part of the year it was decided to erect a new church building in the new town.
  • 1955 – On October 4th, the sod for the new church was turned by the then-Moderator, the Rev. Dr. George Dorey. Meantime the building of a new manse on the newly-acquired property in town had begun.
  • 1956 – The new manse was built, dedicated and occupied.
  • 1957 – The corner stone of the new Church was laid by Mr. Charles Butt, long-time resident and active member of the congregation from its earliest days.
  • 1958 – The new church was dedicated on December 7th.
  • 1959 – Construction of a church hall, begun in July, was completed and officially opened on the anniversary of the church dedication in December.
  • 1983 – December 4th, 25th anniversary celebration.
  • 2008 – 50th anniversary celebrations.
  • 2018 – 60th anniversary celebrations.

The data presented …. (“The History of the United Church in Gander”, 1983).

Fraser Road United Church, July 1959 (Photo courtesy of Judy Murray).
Undated postcard. Courtesy of Marilyn and Noel Anthony.