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Gower, Godfrey Philip
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Registrar sous-fonds

Sous-fonds consists of minutes, legal records, amendments to Diocesan Constitution and Canons, parishes' by-laws, regulations, incorporations. Includes parishes' property records (Fraser-Cheam Parish (1972-1981); deed of; land registrations, lease of land agreements (Columbia Coast Mission, 1961); correspondence; Financial and Property Committee minutes, 1960; Synod and Diocesan Council meetings minutes,1974-1975; legal records (records relating to Wetherell Trust Fund, Edward Disney Farmer Memorial Trust Fund, 1958-1978, Artaban Bursary Fund, 1962-1980); financial statements; Treasurer's reports to the Executive Committee,1964-1970; reports relating to bylaws, regulations and rules of incorporation of parishes; instruments of consecration or letters of resignation (Letter of resignation of the Archbishop G. Gower, 1970); appointments of canons (1943-1981); amendments to Diocesan constitution and; canons (1960); real estate records (W.H Starret estate, 1945-1966); records relating to other dioceses in B.C. (Diocese of Kootnay, 1960-1975; Diocese of Cariboo, 1914-1973).

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster. Registrar

George Alexander Rix fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1912-1945]

Fonds consists of correspondence, pamphlets of consecration, newspapers clippings, printed material. Includes also a handwritten notebook with pictures cut from newspapers glued on his teaching cpurse notes. The graphic material consists of pictures of Caledonian communities and churches, most of them taken between 1928 and 1930.

Rix, George Alexander

Theodore Frederick Wells de Pencier fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1964

Fonds consists of personal documents, correspondence, and clippings. Includes the originals of diplomas, licenses to perform his ministerial duties, and his marriage certificate.

de Pencier, Theodore Frederick Wells

Legal records

Series consists of property records, legal records, financial records, correspondence relating to property sales and mortgages, deeds of land. Includes a printed copy of the "Act to constitute the Bishops of British Columbia, Caledonia and New Westminster Corporations sole", as well as a printed copy of the New Westminster municipality by-law 1248, that enabled Bishop Adam U. de Pencier to acquire land for the purpose of a cemetery (1930). The agreement is known as "The Church of England Cemetery by-law 1930". Other legal records include mortgage payment agreements between Synod and Eldentrand Stroining (1980), Svend Aage Bach and Marie Immacolata (1981), and Mary Ann Dickhoff (1984). Includes also copies of mortgage agreements between the Diocese of New Westminster and the Society for the Property of Gospel (1913, 1915, 1923, 1924). Includes a list of parishes incorporations (1896 - 1931), bylaws relating to parishes' incorporations, a handwritten copy of the incorporation act of St. Thomas Chilliwack parish (1896). Series consists also of records relating to the following funds and trusts: E. Disney Farmer Memorial fund, J.C. Wetherell Estate trust, Rev. H. Bell-Irving Memorial fund, Bishops Endowment fund.

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster. Synod

Parish correspondence files

Series consists mainly of in and out correspondence between Diocesan parishes and the Synod office. Includes parishes' boundaries records approved by the Executive Committee (predominant 1900 - 1960), property records, financial statements and annual balance sheets, request for loans, fund requests for reconstruction, expansion or relocation of churches, petition for licensing or resignation of clergy, handwritten memos and reports, letters of incorporations, by-laws and regulations of churches, parishes' partnership reports, deaneries' financial statements, reports on state of ministry (Bella Coola, Squamish, Kingcome Inlet), ministry evaluation, personal letters on various matters, clippings, printed material, graphic material, architectural drawings, cartographic material, cartoons.

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster. Synod

Diocesan Centennial Committee sous-fonds

Sous-fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, legal records, manuscripts, printed material. Includes press releases; material relating to publication of centennial history book, "Pacific Pilgrims" by Lyndon Grove; "Festival 100" event and special Eucharist celebration. Includes some earlier correspondence regarding upcoming centennial.

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster. Diocesan Centennial Committee

Every Member Visitation and Canvass Committee sous-fonds

Sous-fonds consists of correspondence with parishes, order forms, literature prepared by the committee, posters, printed material, such as "Parish chairman's guide", "The first investment", "Are you vitally concerned". Includes also few issues of "The Public Relations Newsletter of the Church of England in Canada".

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster. Every Member Visitation and Canvass Committee

Administration and Finance Committee sous-fonds

Sous-fonds consists of minutes and reports. Includes minutes of meetings dealing with various financial matters: the financing of parishes' construction, building of parsonage houses, release of mortgages, sales of church properties, rezoning requests, parish loans, grants allotted for different events and activities, approvals for building projects. Includes also reports of funding for special programmes (Continuing Theological Education Programme, Christian Education Programme); reports on allotted grants (Chinese Work grant, Missions to Seamen grant, Native Funds grant).

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster. Administration and Finance Committee

Treasurer sous-fonds

Sous-fonds consists of financial records relating to Synod funds such as: declaration of trust and transfer of funds as to Bishop's Endowment Fund (1910); Christ Church Surrey Centre Fund for Up keeping of Church and Burial grounds (1926); Bishop Gower' Discretionary Fund (1958); financial statements, agreements, and correspondence relating to church properties or related to various organizations (Girls Friendly Society correspondence and fund, 1932-1950; B.C. Charities, 1958-1964, and South Burnaby Men's Club Fund, 1961); financial statements relating to the production, subscriptions, and deanery contributions to the Diocesan newspapers "Anglican News" (1960-1965, 1968); report and recommendations on the accounting system of the Synod concerning four separate accounts: General Diocesan Fund, Property Fund, Endowment Fund, and Trust Fund (1967); legal records; sundry documents, such as: the act of incorporation of The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (S.P.G.), 1915. Includes also a list of properties of the Diocese of New Westminster in 1930; a list of Kootney Diocese properties still vested in the Synod of New Westminster (1930).

Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster. Treasurer