Fonds UC061 - Grace United Church (Farnham) fonds

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Grace United Church (Farnham) fonds

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  • 1856-1997 (Creation)

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0,56 m of textual records. - 1 drawing. - 3 plans. - 1 photograph.

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Grace United Church, initially of Methodist denomination, was organized in Farnham in 1856. In 1925, when the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches amalgamated, Farnham Methodist Church decided to join the Union. It was then renamed Grace United Church. From 1925 to 1968, Grace United Church was part of a two-point charge with Brigham United Church. Then it joined with Brigham, Cowansville, and East Farnham in a four-point charge, known as the Cowansville Area Pastoral charge. The manse was sold in 1969 and the church building was sold in 1975. The congregation was not disbanded and continued to worship in St. James Anglican Church in Farnham from 1975 to 1988 and with the congregation of Emmanuel United Church in Cowansville since 1988. Grace United Church administers the Kirkwood and Fernwood cemeteries. Grace United Church is under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. Over the years, the Church was governed by the Board of Trustees, the Official Board, the Board of Stewards, the Session, and the Congregation in cooperation with the church organizations (women's groups and youth groups) and committees.

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The fonds contains primary source material on the Church management, on the Kirkwood and Fernwood Cemeteries, and on the Farnham Centre and West Farnham Presbyterian Circuit from 1856 to 1997. It consists of minutes, correspondence, annual reports, plans, historical sketches, an order of service, financial statements, a drawing and a picture. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1929-1997), Buildings and Property (1947-1993), Financial (1939-1982), Annual Reports (1951-1952), Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (1856-1968), Orders of Service (1942), Funds (1952-1971), Membership (1860-[197-]) Historical (1906-1975), Organizations (1934-1986), and Photographs ([1956?], 1981).

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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 Brigham United Church fonds (UC079) and Cowansville Area Pastoral charge fonds (UC083).

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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. A first accession was transferred to the Archives in 2000.
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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