Fonds - Centennial United Church (Victoria, B.C.) fonds

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Centennial United Church (Victoria, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1925-2002 (Creation)
    Creator
    Centennial United Church (Victoria, B.C.)
    Place
    Victoria
  • 1914-1918 (Creation)
    Creator
    Burnside Methodist Church (Victoria, B.C.)
    Place
    Victoria
  • 1891-1925 (Creation)
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    Centennial Methodist Church (Victoria, B.C.)
    Place
    Victoria
  • 1885-1891 (Creation)
    Creator
    Gorge Road Methodist Church (Victoria, B.C.)
    Place
    Victoria

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2.7 m of textual records
1 plan

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Name of creator

(1925-)

Administrative history

In the early 1880s, arrangements were made by the Official Board of Metropolitan Methodist Church to start a local mission that held prayer meetings and a Sunday School in the north end of Victoria. The congregation met initially in a school house on King's Road, then in a building that later became a provincial vocational training school. In July 1885, a meeting of members of Metropolitan Methodist Church decided to formally establish the congregation, which was initially named Victoria North Methodist Church. At that time, property on Gorge Road was acquired, and when the building was dedicated in December 1885, it was renamed Gorge Road Methodist Church. The congregation grew quickly, and by 1891, a larger building was needed. As 1891 was the centennial of the death of John Wesley, it was decided that the church would be renamed Centennial Methodist Church. The new building was dedicated in June 1892. At Church Union in 1925, Centennial Methodist Church became Centennial United Church. A new educational and recreational wing was added to the church in 1962, and was named the Howard Harris Building.

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(1891-1925)

Administrative history

In the early 1880s, arrangements were made by the Official Board of Metropolitan Methodist Church to start a local mission that held prayer meetings and a Sunday School in the north end of Victoria. The congregation met initially in a school house on King's Road, then in a building that later became a provincial vocational training school. In July 1885, a meeting of members of Metropolitan Methodist Church decided to formally establish the congregation, which was initially named Victoria North Methodist Church. At that time, property on Gorge Road was acquired, and when the building was dedicated in December 1885, it was renamed Gorge Road Methodist Church. The congregation grew quickly, and by 1891, a larger building was needed. As 1891 was the centennial of the death of John Wesley, it was decided that the church would be renamed Centennial Methodist Church. The new building was dedicated in June 1892. At Church Union in 1925, Centennial Methodist Church became Centennial United Church.

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(1885-1891)

Administrative history

In the early 1880s, arrangements were made by the Official Board of Metropolitan Methodist Church to start a local mission that held prayer meetings and a Sunday School in the north end of Victoria. The congregation met initially in a school house on King's Road, then in a building that later became a provincial vocational training school. In July 1885, a meeting of members of Metropolitan Methodist Church decided to formally establish the congregation, which was initially named Victoria North Methodist Church. At that time, property on Gorge Road was acquired, and when the building was dedicated in December 1885, it was renamed Gorge Road Methodist Church. The congregation grew quickly, and by 1891, a larger building was needed. As 1891 was the centennial of the death of John Wesley, it was decided that the church would be renamed Centennial Methodist Church. The new building was dedicated in June 1892. At Church Union in 1925, Centennial Methodist Church became Centennial United Church.

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([Before 1914 - After 1918])

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of the records from Centennial United Church and its predecessors, Gorge Road Methodist Church, Centennial Methodist Church, and Burnside Methodist Church. Records include Baptism registers (1898-1974), Marriage registers (1898-1985), and Burial registers (1905-1976); Membership records (1890-1989); Session minutes (1926-1969), Stewards minutes (1920-1969), Official Board minutes (1888-2002), Congregation meeting minutes (1933-2002); Trustees minutes (1885-1918); Woman's Association records (1948-1962); Woman's Missionary Society records (1891-1961); United Church Women records (1962-1999); Epworth League and Young People's Society/Union minutes (1914-1961); Annual reports (1951-2000); Property records (1894-1959); and Historical files (1962).

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Physical condition

Good

Immediate source of acquisition

Transferred directly from Centennial United Church

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  • English

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Box list available. Online Finding Aid

Associated materials

Ira Dilworth fonds, BC Archives (Diworth was organist at Centennial United Church)

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Further accruals are expected

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-305

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VIC CE

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised November 28, 2012
Revised August 22, 2014

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  • English

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