Capernwray Quebec (CQBC) is an extension ministry of Capernwray Harbour on Thetis Island, BC, Canada, a branch of Torchbearers International Ministries in which there are currently over 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on 4 continents around the globe. The centre serves as a base for year-long & short-term intensive Bible training, conferences, retreats, and outreach.
Capernwray Quebec, formally, Porteurs du Flambeau (French for ‘Torchbearers’) is the third generation of Christian ministry on the present facilities. In the early thirties, Dr. Candlish and his wife began a ministry called Rock of Ages. This ministry offered summer camps for children. In the 1960’s, due to ill health of both he and his wife, Dr. Candlish transferred the property for $1.00 to the Friendly Home ministry. For over twenty years, Friendly Home used the property to reach out to orphans and unwed mothers. With a large donation, they were able to build the present facilities. In 1988 the facilities no longer met the needs of Friendly Home due to a change in the direction of the ministry and they put it up for sale.
In that same year, Paul & Judith Mathon returned to Quebec from Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre, BC, Canada, after having been trained for four years under the leadership of Charles Fordham, the Canadian Director of Torchbearers. In 1993 the Lord opened the door to purchase the present facilities of 127 acres. Left vacant for five years, it was a real challenge to bring it up to immediate operating standards, but the Lord has been gracious and after considerable input by people from around the world, Capernwray Quebec is now able to offer year round ministry on the site. When the ministry does not have a Bible School term, it offers a variety of weekend and week-long retreats and conferences for women, men, couples, teens, young adults, families, etc., both in French and English. During the conferencing season, the facilities are available to any Church or para-Church group which desires to organize its own retreats. Capernwray Quebec provides these groups with food and lodging, as well as resident speakers, music teams and Children & Youth programs if requested.
Our main goal is to proclaim Christ Jesus to men and women as their resurrected living and indwelling Lord and Life! By His Holy Spirit, Christ Jesus is revealed in daily life and in practical teaching of God's Word, which is appropriate for all ages in every society and every generation because He is the Living Truth and never changes.
Please don't hesitate to contact our office with any questions you may have regarding the ministry work of Capernwray Québec. We're more than happy to answer any questions you may have!