The Woodland Beach Community Church is located in the Township of Tiny, by the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada.
In ‘normal’ tines, since 1929, Sunday services are offered from the May holiday weekend through to Thanksgiving and on Christmas Eve.
- In the summer of 1920 the Aldridges, along with 18 members of the girls choir and a cook from Silverthorne Methodist Church in Toronto where Rev. Aldrige was pastor, camped in this area using two World-War-I army tents.
- Rev. Aldridge initiated the present subdivision by approaching Jonathan Tripp, a farmer whose land ran to the water. They struck a deal for the land and Rev. Aldridge’s wife “Nellie” gave the name “Woodland Beach.”
- THIS INAUGURATED THE ACTUAL PHYSICAL STARTING OF WOODLAND BEACH AS A TOURIST SUBDIVISION.
- The following summer the first 3 cottages in Woodland were constructed, Rev. Aldridge s, Rev. Bryce’s. and the Carters’. Historical records indicate that in subsequent years services were held in local homes as the community expanded.
- The church congregation was officially formed in 1926 but the church building wasn’t completed and first used until July 1929.
- See the book Footprints in the Sand – Woodland Beach Memories page 22 and following for other details.