Fonds UC047 - Way's Mills Union Church fonds

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Way's Mills Union Church fonds

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  • 1881-2001 (Creation)

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0,26 m of textual records. - 2 photographs.

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Way's Mills Union Church Association was organized in 1881 by the Baptists, the Crises Adventists, the Herald Adventists and the Methodists. The Methodists of this Union Church were part of the Barnston Methodist Circuit from 1881 to 1921 and of the Hatley, Way's Mills and Cassville Circuit from 1921 to 1947. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Methodists, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, Way's Mills Union Church joined the Union but retained its name. The Way's Mills Union Church was part of the Ayer's Cliff Charge from 1948 to 1962 and of the Ayer's Cliff, Coaticook, Way's Mills Pastoral Charge from 1962 to 1972. Since 1972, it has belonged to the Ayer's Cliff-Magog Pastoral Charge.

Way's Mills Union Church is under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and 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, the Board of Stewards, and the Congregation in cooperation with organizations within the Church, such as 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 Way's Mill Union Church from 1881 to 2000. It also provides information on the Ayer's Cliff-Magog Pastoral Charge from 1976 to 1979. It consists mainly of minutes, account books, annual reports, attendance record, historical sketches, photographs, and press clippings. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1881-1982), Financial Resources (1967-1974), Annual Reports (1962-1979), Historical (1952-1990), Organizations (1918-1994), and Photographs ([1974?]).

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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.

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  • English

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The documents are in English.

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Researchers may also consult the Barnston Methodist Church fonds (UC048) which includes minutes of the Board of Trustees of Way's Mills Union Church from 23 May 1938 to 1 January 1982.


Further accruals are expected.

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Pictured is the church between 1935 to 1942.
New material processed and added to the fonds by Justin Gobeil, Archives Technician, in 2021.

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1 février, 2016

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