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Bishopton United Church fonds
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CA ETRC UC063
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0,24 m of textual records. - 6 photographs : col.
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Bishopton United Church, initially of Methodist denomination, was organized around 1860 in the area of Dudswell. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, Bishopton Methodist Church decided to join the Union. From 1942 to 1956, it belonged to the East Angus-Bishopton Pastoral Charge. Since 1965, Bishopton United Church is part of the East Angus-Bishopton-Bury Pastoral Charge. Bishopton United Church is under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. The Church is governed by the Board of Stewards and the Congregation in cooperation with the women's organizations within the Church, such as the Sunshine Society and the United Church Women.
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The fonds contains source of material on Church management, the congregation's affairs, and the Church's organizations from 1860 to 1993. It also provides information on the East Angus-Bishopton-Bury Pastoral Charge from 1974 to 1986. It consists of minutes, account books, a register of baptisms, marriages, and burials, legal documents, an order of service, press clippings, photographs, and a souvenir Sunday School Christmas programme. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1956-1986), Buildings and Property (1947, 1976), Financial Resources (1941-1986), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1860-1924, 1967), Orders of Service (1974), Funds (1972-1976), Membership (1919-1976), Historical (1969-1974), Organizations (1916-1992), Photographs (1991-1993).
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The register of baptisms, marriages, and burials may be restricted at the discretion of the Archivist.
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Researchers may also consult Trinity United Church (Cookshire) fonds (UC030).
Further accruals are expected.
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The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. An additional item as donated by Karen Thorneloe in 2015.
The archives of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery local churches and pastoral charges are all arranged according to a common classification system established by Susan Stanley, former Montreal and Ottawa Conference Archivist.
The documents are in English.
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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
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1 février, 2016