Fonds - Cumberland United Church fonds

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Cumberland United Church fonds

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  • 1884-1988 (Creation)
    Cumberland United Church

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35.5 cm of textual records

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Cumberland United Church, established in 1926, had its origins in two earlier congregations, both founded in 1888, at the Union Mines coal mining operation, which later grew into the village of Cumberland. Union Presbyterian Church, which was later renamed St. George's, became St. George's United Church in 1925. Grace Methodist Church, which was part of the larger Cumberland Circuit which included points at Denman Island, Union Bay and Grantham, became Grace United. A Japanese Mission church also existed in Cumberland, although the only record of activities in this fonds are baptismal records of Cumberland Circuit. St. George's and Grace merged in 1926 to form Cumberland United Church and one pastoral charge. From 1950 until 1980, Union Bay and Denman Island congregations were again part of the Cumberland Pastoral Charge. Cumberland United Church is currently a part of Comox-Nanaimo Presbytery.

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Fonds consists of records from Cumberland United Church, St. George's Presbyterian Church, Grace Methodist Church, Cumberland Pastoral Charge and Cumberland Circuit. Records include Baptismal register (1912-1958), Marriage registers (1911-1970), Burial register (1914-1959); Circuit register (1896-1926), Communion roll (1925); Session minutes (1884-1920), Board of Managers minutes (1895-1917), Stewards minutes (1938-1963), Official Board minutes (1900-1920), Congregational meetings minutes (1895-1939); Ladies' Aid minutes (1938-1949), Ladies' Aid account book (1926-1937), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1912-1939); Sunday School minutes (1951-1970); and Annual reports (1984-1988).

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-146

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