Fonds - Ellesmere United Church (Burnaby, B.C.) fonds

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Ellesmere United Church (Burnaby, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1930-2014 (Creation)
    Ellesmere United Church (Burnaby, B.C.)

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78 cm of textual records
5 photographs

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Administrative history

Ellesmere United Church began as a Presbyterian congregation in Burnaby, although the founding dates are unknown. Known first and interchangeably as Capitol Hill United, a church building was erected in 1930. From 1930 to 1946 Ellesmere, together with Cliff Avenue and Douglas Road United congregations, constituted the Capitol Hill Pastoral Charge in Westminster Presbytery. From 1946 to 1956 Ellesmere was a separate charge and from 1956 to 1963 it constituted with Westridge United, Ellesmere-Westridge Pastoral Charge. It later became part of the Ellesmere-Willingdon Heights Pastoral Charge (1994-2004). From 1963 until 1994 and from 2004 to 2014, it constituted a single point charge. Ellesmere United Church disbanded in 2014.

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Fonds consists of the records of Ellesmere United Church and its predecessor, Capitol Hill United Church, as well as some records of the Capitol Hill Pastoral Charge, which include records from Douglas Road United Church, Cliff Avenue United Church and Westridge United Church, as well as some records from Ellesmere-Willingdon Heights Pastoral Charge. Fonds consists of the following record series: Baptism registers (1930-2011), Marriage registers (1931-1990), and Burial registers (1932-2012); Membership records (1947-2012); Board and committee records 1931-2001); Women's group records (1932-1989); Sunday school records (1941-1970); Financial records (2014); Legal and property records (1930-1968); Annual reports (1981-2012); Historical reference materials (1957-2007); and Photographs (1962, 1993).

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Records were transferred directly from Ellesmere United Church. Dates of accessions are not documented until September 2, 2014.
Subsequent accruals: April 28, 2016


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  • English

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File list available. Online Finding Aid

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No further accruals expected

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-118

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Revised September 3, 2014
Revised May 4, 2016

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  • English

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