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Westside Presbyterian Church is a place of fellowship, fun and community. 

We worship together every Sunday starting at 10:30am. From September to June we host a coffee hour following the service. Additional services occur during the Easter and Christmas season.

Children are welcome to attend Sunday School or the Nursery during the worship services. 

Our congregation has the opportunity to participate in a number of fellowship events put on by our hospitality committee including, but not limited to our Spring Break BBQ, Corn Roast, and other food and games nights. These events are always filled with laughter and enjoyment. A number of other events are run throughout the year by our other committees and groups as well. For more information please visit the Ministries page on this site.

In the summer months, Westside hosts a free community BBQ on Wednesday nights starting at 6pm. Meat and beverages are provided. Participants are asked to bring a chair or blanket to sit on and a salad or dessert for the table if they are able. 

Westside also hosts a summer sports camp that runs from August 13th-17th for boys and girls aged 6-12. For more information on how to register please visit the Ministries page on this site

Please consider attending the worship service or some of the other events to see what Westside has to offer you. 

Our Staff:
Rev. Mark Gaskin

Minister

Jan Bancarz

Secretary

Cheryl Amy

Director of Music

Westside Presbyterian Church is a place of fellowship, fun and community. 

We worship together every Sunday starting at 10:30am. From September to June we host a coffee hour following the service. Additional services occur during the Easter and Christmas season.

Children are welcome to attend Sunday School or the Nursery during the worship services. 

Our congregation has the opportunity to participate in a number of fellowship events put on by our hospitality committee including, but not limited to our Spring Break BBQ, Corn Roast, and other food and games nights. These events are always filled with laughter and enjoyment. A number of other events are run throughout the year by our other committees and groups as well. For more information please visit the Ministries page on this site.

In the summer months, Westside hosts a free community BBQ on Wednesday nights starting at 6pm. Meat and beverages are provided. Participants are asked to bring a chair or blanket to sit on and a salad or dessert for the table if they are able. 

Westside also hosts a summer sports camp that runs from August 13th-17th for boys and girls aged 6-12. For more information on how to register please visit the Ministries page on this site

Please consider attending the worship service or some of the other events to see what Westside has to offer you. 

Our Staff:
Rev. Mark Gaskin

Minister

Jan Bancarz

Secretary

Cheryl Amy

Director of Music

Jennifer Bowman

Bookkeeper

Jean Andrews

Custodian

Cheryl Amy

THE REV. MARK BENNETT GASKIN, B.A., M. DIV.

Mark Bennett Gaskin was born in Regina, Saskatchewan; however, when he was 5 years old, his mom and dad moved to Georgetown, Ontario - and Mark followed along. He received his elementary and secondary education in Georgetown; and, his post-secondary studies were at Trinity College and Knox College, (U of T).

He received his Master of Divinity degree in May of 1984 and was appointed to a pastoral charge, in Prince Edward Island. In 1986, Mark convinced Kathy to marry him. Kathy and Mark have 3 grown children – and one grandchild.

After PEI, Mark served pastorates in Exeter and Brantford. In 2009 Mark was called to St Andrew’s Church in Galt; and on January 1 st of 2013 Mark was“recognized” as the minister of Westside Church (an amalgamation of the St Giles and St Andrews Churches.)


Mark has served the Presbyterian Church in a variety of roles, Moderator of Presbytery and Synod, Convener of the Stewards by Design Team and President of the Knox-Ewart Graduate Association.

 

Mark enjoys cooking chili, making jam and deviled eggs, traveling south to Louisiana, taking photographs, reading the Globe and Mail and watching any movie that has Tom Hanks in it.