Welcome to the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms!

We seek to be a safe and welcoming environment in which Baptists can share all concerns and points of view without fear of being marginalised.

The CABF is a Canada-wide fellowship composed of both individuals and Churches. Currently, our member Churches are located in Nova Scotia and Ontario, but we are open to receiving new members from any province or territory - click here for details.

Our Vision: Baptists freely seeking, living, sharing and celebrating justice, peace and love under the lordship of Christ.

Our Mission: We encourage and support churches, pastors, and other individuals to understand and affirm Baptist freedoms as they express their faith

50th Anniversary - June 3rd and 4th

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A 50th Anniversary Celebration for ABF/CABF will take place at a special assembly in Wolfville Baptist Church on June 3rd and 4th. The Assembly will be both an in-person and virtual event. It will feature an Anniversary worship service with communion and a program where presenters will reflect on the theme ABF/CABF: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. For a detailed schedule of events click here.

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Save the Date - Rushton Lecture

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CABF President Receives DMin

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CABF VP Resigns to Return to USA

Don Flowers ColourThe Rev. Dr. Don Flowers has resigned as Vice President of the CABF due to an impending move back to the United States. Don has also resigned as Minister of the Port Williams United Bapttist Church, his last Sunday there being June 5, 2022. Don and Anita will be greatly missed and we pray for God's blessing as the move back home.

Volunteers Needed for CABF Council 

The CABF is seeking two volunteers for crucial positions on the Council, one for Secretary and one to Chair the Publications Committee. Details on responsibilities and how to volunteer or nominate someone are available here.

2022 Acadia Honorary Doctor of Divinity

DrBarbPutnam 500px sq 5a39b96cCongratulations to Colonel (The Reverend) Barbara L. Putnam, CD, MDiv ('95) who received the Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Acadia University on May 8, 2022. Read more here.

In Memory of Roger Howard Prentice

We are profoundly saddened by news of the sudden death of the Rev'd. Dr. Roger H. Prentice, a founding member of the ABF/CABF, on April 8. Rest in peace, Roger! The Funeral took place on April 21 from Manning Memorial Chapel at Acadia University. The service is available to view on the Manning Memorial Chapel YouTube channel.

New Senior Minister for FBC Amherst

Rev Jeff WhiteThe Rev. Jeffrey White, at present minister in Digby, has accepted a call to be the Senior Minister of First Baptist Amherst, to begin service in July upon the retirement of Dr. Dan Green. Our prayers are with Jeff and Sharon as they prepare for this move, with Dan and Trishe as they prepare for retirement, and to both Digby Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, Amherst as these congregations go through a transition in leadership.

Council Highlights

For details on what your Council is up to, check out the Council News menu tab under About Us.


 New Videos - Telling the Story of the CABF

Two videos, a "short version" (2:06) and a "long" version (6:13), have been produced to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms and its predecessor, the Atlantic Baptist Fellowship. Both videos are now on our CABF YouTube channel and we hope you will watch and share them today.

CABF Voices - 5Oth Anniversary "Long"

CABF Voices - 50th Anniversary  "Short"

Quick Links Update

A new menu item has been added to the Quick Links box on the right of this page - Event Registration. This will take you directly to the page where you can register and pay the fee (if required) for CABF events.


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You can donate to CABF through CanadaHelps.org - click on the image above. You will receive an immediate charitable receipt and your gift will be transferred to CABF.


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Here is the latest edition of the CABF Bulletin! Click here or on the picture to start reading!


When Dues are Due! CABF Individual Membership is on a twelve (12) month basis, so annual dues are due one year following your last payment date. To make things easier for us, our intrepid Treasurer, David Allen, will notify you in advance of the expiration of your membership and has made arrangements for e-transfers directly to the CABF bank account. By using your own on-line banking e-transfer service to send your $20 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you will save time, and a stamp!



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50th Anniversary Lapel Pins

Anniversary Lapel PinLapel pins to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ABF/CABF are available from the Treasurer at a cost of $10 each and can be obtained by sending an e-Transfer to cabftreasurer at gmail dot com (you know how to write that as an email address) and adding a name and mailing address in the “add a message” section of the e-Transfer or sending your request and a cheque to the Treasurer.