Fonds UC020 - Trinity United Church (Danville-Asbestos) fonds

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Trinity United Church (Danville-Asbestos) fonds

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  • 1832-1995, 2017 (Creation)

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0,49 m of textual records. - 16 photographs. - 1 plan. - 4 postcards.

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Trinity United Church in Danville-Asbestos, initially of Congregational denomination, was organized in 1832 by Rev. Ammi Parker. It was the first Congregational Church established in the Eastern Townships. The first church was built around 1836 and was replaced by a new one in 1875. In 1912, the Congregational and Presbyterian Churches in Danville decided to unite and form a Federated Church. The Methodist Church, established in 1860 and sometimes known as the Danville Methodist Circuit, worked closely with the Federated Church. The circuit included the Townships of Shipton, Wotton, Cleveland, Warwick, Kingsey and Durham. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, the Federated and the Methodist Churches, in Danville joined the Union to form Trinity United Church. Trinity United Church is under the jurisdiction of the Quebec-Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. The Church is governed by the Board of Trustees, the Official Board and the Congregation in co-operation with organizations within the Church, such as the Sunday School and the United Church Women.

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The fonds contains source material on Church management, the congregation's affairs, the Sunday School and the United Church Women for the Trinity United Church in Danville-Asbestos from 1834 to 2017. It consists mainly of registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; minutes; annual reports; registers of members; correspondence; and church histories. It also includes minutes from the Sproule Methodist Church in Kingsey, annual reports pertaining to the Danville-Asbestos-Ulverton-South Durham Pastoral Charge, and a register of baptisms, marriages and burials from the Danville Methodist Circuit. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1832-1994), Buildings and Property (1839-1947), Annual Reports (1888-1995, 2017), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1834-[After 1950]), Orders of Service ([between 1901 and 1908], 1978-1990), Membership (1832-1950), Historical ([1866?]-1913, 1969-1982), Organizations (1892-1968), Photographs ([188-?]-1989), and Press Clippings (1867-1992).

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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. A second accession was transferred to the Archives in 1995.
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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