The first church to be built on Berkley Road, in the eastern section of the District of North Vancouver, was Munro Church in 1928. (See Blot Post 8/3/2014.) This church, built south of Mount Seymour Parkway was named after the retired minister Rev. John R. Munro who "gave himself with enthusiasm to the erection of a church at Berkley Heights...the name 'Munro Church' had been sanctioned by Presbytery for this building." (REF b.)
"The congregation of (that changed its name to) Seymour Heights had its start in the early 1930's. The first church home of the congregation was a small church with a basement located on Berkley Road, south of the present Mount Seymour Parkway." This church had an organ. "In 1942 the original church (Munro Church) was sold and services were held in Seymour Heights Hall..."For 15 years, Seymour Heights United has been meeting in Seymour Heights Community Hall while planning a church of its own.
"The estimated cost of the new church was $26,000...The church is planned for the corner of Berkley and Dogwood on four lots purchased by the building committee.. for $3000. Professor W. R. Ussner of the University of British Columbia is drawing up plans for a church to seat about 250...estimated total cost of $26,000" (REF b.)
971 Berkley Rd., 1963 (REF 1.)
"The new church...was part of the Lynnmour Pastor Charge to the west of Seymour Heights area. (See blog post 1/19/12.)...In 1967 the Lynnmour church was amalgamated with Lynn Valley United Church (See blog post Feb.m 19, 2012.) and Seymour Heights became Mount Seymour united Church. Mount Seymour shared a minister with Deep Cove United Church." )See blog post 4/10/11.) (REF a.)
Seymour Heights/Mount Seymour United Church and Deep Cove United Church combined and built Mount Seymour United Church at 1500 Parkgate Avenue in 1989. (See blog post on Mount Seymour United Church 8/17/14.)
a."Seymour Heights United Church-Service of Dedication-
Sunday, September 13th, 1959."
b."History of Seymour Heights/Mount Seymour
c."Mount Seymour United Church, North Vancouver, B.C.
10th Anniversary Sunday, April 18, 1999"
d."Mount Seymour United Church 25th Anniversary
Celebration May 4, 2014 From 1989: To 2014