Fonds - St. Matthew’s Church (Trouty) fonds

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St. Matthew’s Church (Trouty) fonds

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  • 1888-1992 (Creation)
    St. Matthew's Church (Trouty, N.L. : Catholic)

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26 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

In 1848 a school was in use at Trouty as the church, a year later it was decided that a proper church building was needed. Plans were made to build a church on the top of Church Hill - a position in the community that was visible from most of the community as well as the fishing grounds off the harbour. The church was consecrated on St. Matthew’s Day, 1853 as well as the churchyard.

After 30 years of service the church was replaced with a second St. Matthew’s, on May 13, 1888, the day of the first service held in the unfinished church. On November 26, 1888 the church was consecrated by the Rt. Rev. Llewellyn Jones, Bishop of Newfoundland.

Custodial history

The records were kept and maintained at St. Matthew’s Church, Trouty until 2002 when they were donated to the archives by the vestry of the church at the annual general meeting.

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The fonds consists of minutes of select vestry meetings 1911 - 1986; vestry registers, 1888-1998; financial records; 1906-1952; correspondence, 1929-1949; minister’s records, 1945-1990 and visitor’s books, 1966-1992.

The records have been organized into six series according to form and function.

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Donated by St. Matthew’s Church Vestry.
Headstone inscriptions were donated by Mr. Gerald Spurrell in April 2005.


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Created - August 26, 2013

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  • English

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