Fonds - First Congregational Church (Victoria, B.C.) fonds

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First Congregational Church (Victoria, B.C.) fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds

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  • 1895-1926 (Creation)
    First Congregational Church (Victoria, B.C.)

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15 cm of textual records

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Early congregational work began in 1859 in Victoria, but was withdrawn by 1864. In 1895, a Congregational minister from Port Angeles Washington, U.S.A. began making regular visits to Victoria to hold services in Temperance Hall on Pandora Street. On November 20, 1895, First Congregational Church was formally organized. Around 1901, the congregation erected a small church on the corner of Pandora and Blanshard Streets, and became self-supporting by 1911. A much larger church building was opened in June, 1913. However, within a year, an economic depression and the beginning of the First World War had put the congregation into a precarious financial position. By 1925, the congregation entered the United Church and was for a very short period known as Pilgrim United Church, until it merged with Metropolitan United Church in September, 1925.

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Fonds consists of Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1895-1926) and Board and committee records (1895-1925).

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Records were transferred from First Metropolitan United Church Archives (Victoria, B.C.) to BC Conference Archives (Vancouver, B.C.) on September 15, 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-302

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Revised September 19, 2016

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  • English

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