February 2, 2007 was our first Sunday Service, held in Cardiff, Ontario. Rev Rita Marie Browning opened with “Welcome to the Bancroft Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth” and then proceeded with an opening prayer and the rest of the service.

Word started to spread and soon a congregation formed to the point where we needed a larger space to hold the service.  

In October of 2007, the Centre became incorporated as a not-for-profit Corporation. In 2009, the Govt. of Ontario empowered Rev. Rita to appoint ministers to solemnize weddings in Ontario through the Bancroft Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth.  

In February 2015, The Ontario Marriage office recognized our denomination as the first and until then, the only, Metaphysical denomination in Ontario. In March 2016 we become the Canadian representative for the University of Metaphysics, the University of Sedona and the International Metaphysical Ministry.

The International Metaphysical Ministry (IMM) headquartered in Sedona, Arizona, has a robust community of over 7,000+ practicing IMM ministers in 120 countries, and our faith community has been recognized since 1959.

We are pleased to teach Metaphysical Ministry to those who feel the call to explore their own spiritual nature. For more information, visit our MetaSpiritual Teaching Centre at  ( to learn more about our classes. 

Our Directors

The Ministry has a wonderful group of people who go out of their way to represent and help the Centre grow.

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