Fonds - Bonne Bay Pastoral Charge fonds

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Bonne Bay Pastoral Charge fonds

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  • 1874-1997 (Creation)
    United Church of Canada. Bonne Bay Pastoral Charge.

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37 cm of textual records

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Bonne Bay first appeared on the Methodist station list in 1873. Until 1885, Bay of Islands was also associated with the mission, and the title of the mission at times incorporated the names of both areas.

In 1874, Rev. Jabez Hill was appointed pastor for the mission. By 1881, Rev. W. B. Secombe was pastor, and the mission included Curzon Village (Woody Point), Shoal Brook, Rocky Harbour, Trout River, and French Point. By 1887, Rev. T. B. Darby was pastor, and he was supplied with a lay agent, John Campbell, to help in ministering to the geographically extensive mission, which stretched one hundred and fifty miles between Bonne Bay and St. Anthony.

The first Methodist church was completed at Curzon Village in 1887. It was replaced in 1925 with a new structure, Woody Point United Church, the new name reflecting both the Church Union and the community name change. Today, the church is known as St. Andrew's United Church. A church at Shoal Brook was completed in 1887 during the pastorate of Rev. Darby. By Church Union in 1925, a new church had also been built in that community.

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Fonds consists of records relating to the functional bodies of the Charge which include various boards, committees, organizations and groups. Included are vital statistics, accounts, membership lists, reports, and published material; Records are arranged in the following series: Series 1.0 Baptism, marriage and burial records (1874-1980); Series 2.0 Membership records (1876-1933); Series 3.0 Board and committee records (1912-1976); Series 4.0 Education records (1887-1925); Series 5.0 Annual reports .- 1976-1995; Series 6.0 Miscellaneous records (1901-1997).

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    Researchers are required to use photocopies of vital statistics records. Originals are allowed to be used only at the discretion of the archivist.

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    Archives inventory list, 1999.

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    Created - May 7, 2013

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