Fonds UC045 - Candlish United Church (Kinnear's Mills) fonds

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Candlish United Church (Kinnear's Mills) fonds

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  • 1853-1998, 2008 (Creation)

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0,42 m of textual records.

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The first presbyterian services of Leeds township began in the 1830s in Kinnear's Mills. The first church was opened in March 1842. In 1854, Leeds circuit was formed which included three preaching points: Leeds Village, Kinnear's Mills and Lemesurier. In 1874, the second church was built in Kinnear's Mills and named Candlish. In 1882, Leeds Village separated from the circuit.

In 1911, Candlish Presbyterian Church (Kinnear's Mills), Leeds Presbyterian Church (Leeds Village) and Reid's Presbyterian Church (Lemesurier) joined again to share the services of one minister keeping three preaching points. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches, Candlish decided to join the Union. Presently, Candlish United Church, St. Andrew's United Church (Inverness) and Thetford Mines United Church are part of the K.I.T. Pastoral Charge.

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The fonds contains source material on Church management, the congregation's affairs, the women's organizations and the Christian Education Committee for the Candlish United Church in Kinnear's Mills from 1853 to 2008. It also provides information on Leeds congregation until 1925, on Reid's United Church in Lemesurier from 1927 to 1943, on Thetford Mines United Church from the 1950s to the 1980s, and on the K.I.T. Pastoral Charge. It consists of minutes, account books, weekly offerings, communion rolls, historical sketches, correspondence, press clippings, and registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1874-1992), Buildings and Property (1929, 1957-1962, 1988), Financial Resources (1914-1961), Annual Reports (1977-1984, 1995, 1998, 2008), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1853-1935), Orders of Service (1960-1980), Membership (1891-[1926?]), Historical (1880, 1901-1994), Organizations (1941-1997), and Committees (1964-1966).

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The registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials may be restricted at the discretion of the Archivist.

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Researchers may also consult Leeds United Church fonds (UC051) and Reid's Presbyterian Church (Lemesurier) fonds (PC017).

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Further accruals are expected.

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Dry Method for Surface Cleaning of Paper was done in December 2001 by Francine Godbout.
The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. A second accession was transferred to the Archives in 1999.
The archives of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery local churches 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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1 février, 2016

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