Fonds UC053 - Mansonville United Church fonds

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Mansonville United Church fonds

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  • 1873-2018 (Creation)

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1,44 m of textual records. - 13 photographs. - 1 postcard.

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Mansonville United Church, initially of Methodist denomination, was organized in 1873. A first church building was erected around 1878 and was destroyed by fire in 1893 with all its belongings. A year later, the church building was rebuilt. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, the Mansonville Methodist Church decided to join the Union. In 1964, Vale Perkins joined Mansonville to form a two-point Pastoral Charge. A year later, Austin and Bolton Centre joined Mansonville and Vale Perkins to form the Mansonville-Austin Pastoral Charge. In 1967, when Austin decided to join Ayer's Cliff-Magog Pastoral Charge, the name of the Pastoral Charge was changed to Mansonville-Bolton Centre Pastoral Charge. In the 1980s, the pastoral charge was renamed Mountain Valley Pastoral Charge. The Mansonville United Church was closed and the building was sold by the pastoral charge in 2010.

Mansonville United Church was under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. The Church was governed by the Board of Trustees and the Congregation in cooperation with organizations within the Church, such as the United Church Women.

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The fonds contains primary source material on the management, the congregation's affairs, finances, membership and activities of the Mansonville United Church from 1949 to 2018. It consists of correspondence, annual reports, historical sketches, press clippings, a postcard, and a photograph. It also provides information on the Mansonville-Austin Pastoral Charge, the Mansonville-Bolton Centre Pastoral Charge, and the Mountain Valley Pastoral Charge from the 1960s to 2018. Furthermore, the fonds also provides information on the congregation at East Bolton. It consists of annual reports, newsletters, press clippings, and an information sheet. The fonds is comprised of the followings series: Church Boards (1873-2007), Buildings and Property (1878-2001), Financial Resources (1919-2003), Banns/Marriage Certificates ([198-?], 1994), Annual Reports (1891-2012, 2016-2018), Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (1873-2009), Orders of Service (1987-1991), Funds (1949-2001), Membership (1874-2008), Historical (1954-1991), Newsletters (1981-1991), Organizations (1891-2012), Committees (1975-2002), Photographs ([18--]-1984), Press Clippings (1973-1991), and Miscellaneous (1984-1986).

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

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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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