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St. John's (NL) Churches
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Bishop Patrick Lambert fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1754-1816

Fonds consists of letters of appointment, diary notes, testimonial letters, land lease for the Old Chapel (St. John's), correspondence and a copy of his last will and testament. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

Lambert, Patrick

Cochrane Street United Church (St. John's, Newfoundland) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1882-2006

The fonds consists of records which document the work and activities of Cochrane Street United Church congregation, its boards and committees and its organizations, with the records starting in 1882.

The records consist of the administrative records of the congregation which include the Quarterly Official Board, the Boards of Session and Stewards, their committees, both standing and ad hoc, and the Board of Management starting in 1987, and its committees. The fonds also includes financial records, comprising of financial statements and reports as well as some audited reports. Also included are vital statistic records dating from the independence of the congregation in 1890 and membership records dating from 1916. Annual reports, many of which were published, are included. Women's and men's groups, youth groups, and Sunday School records are also a part of this fonds.

The records are arranged in the following series: board and committee records (1882-2005); financial records (1935-2004); legal records (1876-1981); baptism, marriage and burial records (1890-2006); membership records (1891-2005); congregational meetings (1930-2003); annual reports (1916-2005, predominant 1948-2005); general correspondence (1979-2003); Sunday School records [1886-198-]; youth groups records [196-]-[199-]; women's groups records (1931-2005); men's groups records [191-]-2001; related records ([19-]-2004).

Cochrane Street United Church (St. John's, N.L.)

Bishop Thomas Joseph Power fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1830-1893

Fonds consists of baptismal certificate, graduation certificates, letters of appointment, pastorals (1870-1893); diaries (1870-1886); family scrapbook, photograph albums, testimonials from Holy Cross College professors; correspondence, including letters about Orange Society disturbances (1878) and his relationship with the Benevolent Irish Society (BIS); and a copy of his last will and testament. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

Power, Thomas Joseph

Mary Queen of Peace Parish (St. John's, Newfoundland) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1988, predominant 1962-1988

Fonds consists of correspondence relating to Mary Queen of Peace School, Mary Queen of Peace Parish Hall, and the general operations of both St. Raphael's and Mary Queen of Peace parishes (1952-79); financial statements (1925-30); construction proposals (1975-76); architectural drawings (1968, 1976-77); newspaper clippings relating to the opening of the new church (1985); Parish Pastoral Council minute book and resource binder (1987-88); and 2 black and white photographs.

Mary Queen of Peace Parish (St. John's, N.L. : Catholic)

Corpus Christi Parish (St. John's, N.L.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1994, predominant 1948-1978

Fonds consists of correspondence relating to church repairs and maintenance, building projects, St. Joseph's Elementary School, the parish hall, appointments and resignations, and other general parish operations and activities (1920, 1947-78); canonical decrees and correspondence relating to parish boundaries (1977-85); newspaper clippings relating to the history of the parish (1951-53, 1984-88); church bulletins (1994); architectural drawings (1946-74); and 19 black and white photographs.

Corpus Christi Parish (St. John's, N.L. : Catholic)

Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Parish (St. John's, N.L.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1793-1998

Fonds consists of baptismal (1802-1855), marriage (1793-1882), and publication (1873-1907) registers; a marriage register index (1821-1855); microfilm reels of marriage registers (1793-1899) and baptismal registers (1802-1889); a register that documents the conveyance of stone for the construction of the Cathedral (1837-1857); canonical decrees and maps delineating parish boundaries (1982-1998); correspondence relating to the general operation of the parish and the maintenance of the Basilica-Cathedral (1853, 1952-1955, 1972-1979); photographs of the Basilica-Cathedral and its ornamentation (1980); and articles of incorporation for the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John's (1913).

Material also has been collected around the theme of the parish and integrated into the fonds by the Archives. This material includes newspaper clippings, articles, and histories detailing the construction, ornamentation, and architecture of the Basilica-Cathedral, and church bulletins and publications. Photocopies predominate.

Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (St. John's, N.L.)

St. Pius X Parish (St. John's, Newfoundland) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1953-1987, predominant 1962-1979

Fonds consists of correspondence relating to Smithville Crescent property, establishment of the parish, appointments, financial matters, building projects, Our Lady of Lourdes School and Parish, and other general parish affairs (1953-1979); canonical decrees delineating St. Pius X's boundaries and suppressing Our Lady of Lourdes (1982); newspaper clippings relating to parish history (1956-1987); architectural sketch of St. Pius X Elementary School (1965); and 3 photographs. Fonds includes some photocopies.

St. Pius X Parish (St. John's, N.L. : Catholic)

St. Teresa's Parish (St. John's, Newfoundland) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1951-1982, predominant 1951-1977

Fonds consists of correspondence relating to parish property, building projects, transfer of control to the Redemptorist Fathers, appointments, and other general parish affairs (1951-1977); invitations and addresses to Archbishop Skinner (1951-1966); memorandum and articles of association (1959); canonical decree and annotated city maps delineating parish boundaries (1982); architectural plans and blueprints detailing proposed extensions to parish schools (1953, 1960) and alterations to rectory (1967); contract to build church and monastery (1961); newspaper clippings relating to parish history (1956-1977); and 6 photographs. Fonds includes some photocopies.

St. Teresa's Parish (St. John's, N.L. : Catholic)

Mary Southcott fonds

  • Fonds
  • [before 1943]

Fonds consists of one photograph album containing photographs taken of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist by Mary Scouthcott.

Southcott, Mary

St. John Bosco Parish (St. John's, Newfoundland) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1934-1979, predominant 1960-1979

Fonds consists of correspondence relating to parish building projects and general affairs (1960-79); canonical decrees establishing the parish and its boundaries (1964, 1982); land survey of parish property (1965) and an architectural drawing of the parish church (1969); 42 photographs, including an album presented to Archbishop Edward P. Roche at Christmas from the children of St. John Bosco School (1934), and an album documenting the funeral of Rev. Leo G. Shea (1970); and a St. John Bosco Day button (1984). Fonds includes some photocopies.

St. John Bosco (St. John's, N.L. : Catholic)

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