Fonds PC005 - St. Luke's Presbyterian Church (Hampden) fonds

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St. Luke's Presbyterian Church (Hampden) fonds

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  • 1870-[196-?]; predominant 1900-1936 (Creation)

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0.13 l.m. of textual records. - 1 photograph.

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St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in Hampden was organized in 1876, as a result of the expansion of the Scottish settlements to Springhill and Milan by the 1870s. Prior to that, people from Hampden belonged to St. John's Presbyterian Church in Winslow (Hampden and Winslow congregation). In 1917, a split in St. Luke's Presbyterian Church resulted in the formation of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Milan. The two churches then formed one congregation, but each had their own Board of Managers. When the union of Methodists, Congregationalists, and Presbyterians took place in 1925, St. Luke's Presbyterian Church remained Presbyterian. In 1944, the Church was closed and the building was sold to the Archidiocèse de Sherbrooke de l'Église catholique, which moved it to Island Brook. St. Luke's Presbyterian Church was under the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of Quebec of the Synod of Quebec and Eastern Ontario of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The Church is governed by the congregation and the church's courts (board of managers and session) in co-operation with committees, societies, and organizations within the Church, such as the Sunday School and the Women's Missionary Society.

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The fonds contains source material on Church management and the congregation's affairs from 1870 to the 1960s. It consists mainly of registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; minute books; accounting books; and reports. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Vital Statistics (1877-1936), Congregation ([196-?]), Board of Managers (1898-1943), Photographs (188-?]), and Miscellaneous Documents (1870-[194-?]).

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Some items exhibit mould damage. Dry Methods for Surface Cleaning of Paper was done on those items which required cleaning in December 2001 by Francine Godbout.

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The fonds was loaned in 1996 for 50 years by the Presbytery of Quebec of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.


The classification of the fonds is based on the file classification plan established by Sylvie Côté, ETRC Archivist, for local Presbyterian Church records. Individual churches do not all have records falling in each of the system's prearranged series, subseries, and files. This fonds is an example, as it comprises only five series out of a possible nine.

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The documents are in English, except for one in Gaelic.

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

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The following finding aid is available: Catalogue to the St. Luke's Presbyterian Church (Hampden) fonds (PC005), compiled by Sylvie Côté, 1998.

Associated materials

Researchers may also consult the St. John's Presbyterian Church (Winslow) fonds (file PC004/001/001) and the Bethany Presbyterian Church (Milan) fonds (files PC006/001/001, PC006/002/001 PC006/002/002).


No more accruals are expected.

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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).


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1 février, 2016

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