Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Stake Discontinued in Ontario, Canada

The Church discontinued a stake in Canada for the first time in its history. Formerly with five wards, the Mississauga Ontario Stake was consolidated with the Brampton Ontario and Hamilton Ontario Stakes. The closure of the stake occurred in tandem with the creation of the Barrie Ontario Stake; the first stake created in Ontario since 1996.  As noted in an earlier post on the creation of the new stake, congregational growth has been slim to none in Ontario for over the decade.  The decision to create the new stake and close the Mississauga Ontario Stake was more of a reshuffle in stake boundaries and administration rather than a reflection of church growth or decline.

There are now 47 stakes in Canada.

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