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Presbytery History: A Timeline

1808 

June 23: First Presbyterian Church of Westfield organized 

1810

August 18: Griffins Mills United Presbyterian Church of West Falls organized

September 29: First Presbyterian Church of Fredonia organized

1812

February 2: First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo organized

1813 

July 17: First Presbyterian Church of Alden organized 
August 1: First Presbyterian Church of Franklinville organized

1816

November 2: First Presbyterian Church of Springville organized 

1817 

January 17: First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston organized
February 20: Presbytery of Niagara formed from the Presbytery of Geneva
October 17: First Presbyterian Church of Clarence organized

1822 

August 28: First Presbyterian Church of Olean organized 

1823 

January 21: First Presbyterian Church of Lockport organized
August 10: Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church of Irving organized 
September 18: Presbytery of Buffalo formed from the Presbytery of Niagara

1824

January 27: First United Presbyterian Church of Youngstown organized
April 3: First Presbyterian Church of Niagara Falls organized 

1827 

May: First Presbyterian Church of Allegany organized
July 1: First Presbyterian Church of Gowanda organized

1829 

December 19: First Presbyterian Church of Ellicottville organized (now United Church of …)

1830 

May 22: First Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk organized

1831 

October 28: First United Presbyterian Church of Silver Creek organized

1834 

February 17: First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown organized 

1835

November 14: Central Presbyterian Church of Buffalo organized; merged with First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo in 2008

1841 

August 25: South Wales Presbyterian Church organized 

1843 

First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora organized

1845 

October 16: Lafayette Presbyterian Church of Buffalo organized 

1847 

March 25: North Presbyterian Church of Buffalo organized 

1849

June 17: First Presbyterian Church of Portville organized 

1852 

May 29: First Presbyterian Church of Tonawanda organized 

1854 

September 3: Westminster Presbyterian Church of Buffalo organized 

1859 

February 10: Orchard Park United Presbyterian Church organized 

1867 

June 9:  United Presbyterian Church of Randolph organized 

1883 

Jimersontown Presbyterian Church of Salamanca organized 

1888 

June 19: Hamburg Presbyterian Church organized
July 19: Second (now Amherst) Presbyterian Church of Amherst organized  

1891

April 30: North Presbyterian Church of North Tonawanda organized 

1894

November 22: Kenmore United Presbyterian Church founded 

1906 

December 16: Crittenden Presbyterian Church organized

1907

March 8: Bethel Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna organized 
April 21: Third Presbyterian Church of North Tonawanda organized

1919 

February 3: MacAlpine Presbyterian Church of Buffalo organized 

1921

January 23: University Presbyterian Church of Buffalo organized

1922

July: Bacon Memorial United Presbyterian Church of Niagara Falls organized 

1928 

January 12: Wayside Presbyterian Church of Hamburg organized 
June 11: Riverside Presbyterian Church of Niagara Falls organized

1932 

September 16: Presbytery of Niagara and Presbytery of Buffalo merge to form the Presbytery of Buffalo-Niagara

1935 

March 17: Deerhust United Presbyterian Church of Tonawanda organized 

1937

April 4: Curtis Park Presbyterian Church of Tonawanda organized

1938

Niagara Presbyterian Church of Niagara Falls organized 

1943

December 1: Cleveland Drive United Presbyterian Church of Cheektowaga organized

1947 

January 19: Maryvale Drive Presbyterian Church of Cheektowaga organized

1955

North Presbyterian Church of Buffalo moves and becomes North Presbyterian Church of Williamsville 

1959

January 1: Presbytery of Buffalo Niagara absorbs 16 churches of the Caledonia Presbytery as the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America absorbs the United Presbyterian Church of North America; Presbytery of Buffalo-Niagara becomes Presbytery of Western New York

1960

Island Presbyterian Church of Grand Island organized

1976 

January: Buffalo Korean Presbyterian Church organized (Tonawanda)

1982

Faith United Presbyterian Church created from merger of Sheridan Park and Northminster Presbyterian Churches

1998

New Hope Presbyterian Church (Korean) organized (Clarence Center)