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

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

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

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  • 1932-1996, predominant 1962-1996 (Creation)
    Creator
    First United Church (Victoria, B.C.)

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Physical description

8 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

In 1861, the Presbyterian Church of Ireland sent a missionary to British Columbia. After months of travel throughout the colony, he organized "First Presbyterian Church of Vancouver Island" in Victoria in February, 1862. Initial services were held in various halls, until the church was opened in October, 1863. Difficulties arose in 1866, leading to the founding of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and the closure of First Presbyterian Church from 1867 to 1876. In 1882, the First Presbyterian congregation joined the Presbyterian Church in Canada. It was burned in a fire in 1883, but rebuilt the same year, and expanded in 1890. In 1913, a new building was completed. The First Presbyterian Church congregation entered the United Church of Canada in 1925, becoming First United Church. In 1997, First United Church and Metropolitan United Church were amalgamated in the First United Church building and the congregation became known a First-Metropolitan United Church.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of two record series: Annual reports (1932, 1962-1996), and Newsletters (1990-1995).

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Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Records were transferred from First United Church; date of transfer not documented

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  • English

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Finding aids

File list available. Online Finding Aid

Associated materials

Most associated materials are maintained by First Metropolitan United Church Archives

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Further accruals expected

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-310

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised July 9, 2018

Language of description

  • English

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