Fonds UC023 - United Church of Canada. Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery fonds

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United Church of Canada. Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery fonds

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  • Source du titre propre: Title based on contents of fonds.

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  • 1900-2016 (Production)

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Description matérielle

2.65 l.m. of textual records, 2 audio reels, 1 audio tape cassette, 7881 photographs: col., approx. 135 collages.

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Notice biographique

The Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery was established in 1925, after the United Church of Canada was formed. The Presbytery, which was part of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference, was a court of the Church made up of the pastoral charges in the province of Quebec, excluding the Montreal region. Its membership included the ordained ministers of the charges and lay representatives. In the 1980s, the Presbytery was divided into three regions: the Eastern Region, the St. Francis Region, and the Yamaska Region. The main functions of the Presbytery were to oversee pastoral charges within its bounds; to form new pastoral charges; to receive petitions and appeals from pastoral charges and to transmit them to the Conference or to any other appropriate body; to license lay persons to serve in lay ministry; to oversee education of candidates for ministry; and to supervise the work of the ministries within its bounds. In 2016, the Quebec-Sherbrooke Presbytery and the Montreal Presbytery were merged to form the Quebec Presbytery.

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Portée et contenu

The fonds contains source material on the Presbytery management and activities, ministerial work, pastoral relations, shared ministries, women's and youth organizations, the Mission and Service Fund, and on the Presbytery regions from 1900 to 2016. It also provides information on the Sherbrooke District Ministerial Association, the Pastors' and Laymans' Conference, and the Bedford District Ministerial Association from 1900 to 1944. The fonds consists mainly of minutes, account books, annual reports, dispensations of the publication of marriages, correspondence, and press clippings. The Register of baptisms, marriages and burials includes entries from the counties of Abitibi, Bonaventure, Champlain, Drummond, Kamouraska, Lac-St.-Jean, Matane, Matapedia, Richmond, Saguenay, Temiscouata and Wolfe. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration and Management (1925-1995), Financial Resources (1943-1996), Buildings and Property (1983), Communications (1939-1993), Ministry, Personnel, and Education (1909-2002), Mission (1926-2004), World Outreach (1984-1994), Presbytery Regions (1981-1994), and Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1924-1984).

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Source immédiate d'acquisition


See also unprocessed accession (2022-019), 1.48 l.m. of textual records (box list available).

Langue des documents

  • anglais
  • français

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Most of the documents are in English, some in French.

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

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Further accruals are expected.

Note générale

Most of the photographs (7215 photos) are glued onto 135 collages.
The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. Few more accessions were transferred to the Archives since then.

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


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New material was processed by Jazmine Aldrich, archival intern, under the supervision of Jody Robinson in 2018 courtesy of funding from Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

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