The CABF was formerly known as the Atlantic Baptist Fellowship for more than 40 years. Because of the great affection for the ABF, many will continue to refer to it as that. The ABF was formed in 1971 by members of the United Baptist Convention of the Atlantic Provinces, who wanted to witness to historic Baptist principles of freedom and to continue involvement with non-Baptist communions in joint worship, social action and ecumenical discussions. 



At the June 3 Rushton Luncheon, Lic. Rick Manuel introduced the strategic planning exercise the CABF Council will lead to clarify and strengthen our future. The presentation outlining the process can be viewed here.


As our representative to the Canadian Council of Churches, Ed Colquhoun often receives news and appeals on behalf of member denominations.

Below are links to the text of the joint appeal signed by over twenty-five faith organizations in Canada calling on their faithful to Pray, Give and Speak-Out concerning the famines in South Sudan, and the extreme food shortages in Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria and Somali. The CABF is one of those signatories. Here are links to


Rushton Lecture and Luncheon - Held June 3

Sixty-four people were registered and along with guests enjoyed a presentation by Rev'd Lynn Uzans, Intentional Interim Minister First Baptist Church Halifax, on the topic of An Anglican in Baptist Circles. It was an excellent opportunity to reflect on our distinctives and respectful dialogues across denominations.  To listen to her talk Click Here.

The highlights of the Luncheon were

  • A Life Time Achievement presentation was made to The Rev'd Dr. Daniel Gibson in recognition of his role as an encourage, supporter, and leader in the (C)ABF.   
  • Lic. Rick Manuel presented an overview of the Strategic Planning exercise we are about to undertake. 
  • The Burlington Baptist Church (Burlington, Ontario) entered into a discussion via Skype and phone and gave the meeting an overview of their church, its history, and desire to become a member of the CABF.  The meeting unanimously approved their membership. 

CABF Bulletin

To view the latest edition of the Bulletin click here.


The credentials of the Reverend Pamela Estey, BA, MDiv, CSCP, Chaplain of Spiritual and Religious Care at the Dartmouth General Hosptial, have been recognized by the CABF.


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