Fonds UC059 - Chalmers United Church (Lingwick-Gould) fonds

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Chalmers United Church (Lingwick-Gould) fonds

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  • 1849-1991 (Creation)

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0,08 m of textual records. - 25 photographs : col.

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Chalmers United Church, initially of Presbyterian denomination, was organized in Gould in 1845. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational Churches, Chalmers Presbyterian Church decided to join the Union. Some dissident members, who decided to remain Presbyterian, established a new church and named it Emanuel Presbyterian Church, which would then amalgamated with Chalmers United Church in 1949. Since then, the church has been either called Chalmers Emanuel United Church or Chalmers United Church. In the 1990s, services were provided once or twice a year. Chalmers United Church is under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.

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The fonds contains source material on Church management and the congregation's affairs from 1849 to 1995. It consists of minutes, statistics, financial reports, a register of baptisms, marriages, and burials, historical sketches, photographs, and press clippings. Included among the photographs of a Scottish concert held at Chalmers United in 1995, which picture Margaret and Martyn Bennett, Tom McKean, Watt Savage, Eileen Drew, and John MacDonald. The early annual reports also include information on the baptisms, marriages, and burials for the year. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards ([197-]-1982), Buildings and Property ([198-?]), Financial Resources (1972-1975), Annual Reports (1925-1971), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1849-1890), Historical ([195-?]), Photographs (1991-1995), and Press Clippings ([198-?]-1991).

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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 Chalmers Emanuel Presbyterian Church (Gould) fonds (PC016).


No more 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.
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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1 février, 2016

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