Fonds - Knox United Church (Fernie, B.C.) fonds

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Knox United Church (Fernie, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1901-1980 (Creation)
    Knox United Church (Fernie, B.C.)

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47.5 cm of textual records

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Knox United Church in Fernie was formed in 1925 out of the union of Fernie Methodist Church, established in 1899, and Knox Presbyterian Church, established in 1898. In 1919 these two churches joined in a local union producing a Union church under the oversight of the Presbyterians. Knox United Church has been the main congregation of Fernie Pastoral Charge, but the pastoral charge has also included points at Coal Creek (formerly a separate Methodist circuit), Elko and Grasmere. In 1990 Knox United Church became part of newly formed Elk Valley Pastoral Charge together with St. Barbara's Church in Sparwood and Grasmere. As of March 17, 2014, the Elk Valley Pastoral Charge separated into two pastoral charges: Knox United Church Pastoral Charge (Fernie, BC) and Grasmere United Church Pastoral Charge.

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Fonds consists of the records of Fernie Methodist Church, Knox Presbyterian Church, Coal Creek Methodist Church, Fernie Union Church, Knox United Church and Fernie Pastoral Charge. A fire in 1908 destroyed pre-1909 records, leaving little extant in early records of the Fernie churches. Records include Baptism registers (1919-1962), Marriage registers (1916-1980), and Burial records (1901-1963); Membership records (1913-1977); Session minutes (1955-1970), Stewards minutes (1933-1940), Official Board minutes (1941-1969), Congregational Meetings minutes (1909-1969); Ladies Aid minutes (1952-1963), Woman's Association minutes (1952-1961) and financial records (1953-1961), and United Church Women minutes (1961-1969); Sunday School minutes 1934-1951) and financial records (1905-1918), and Sunday School membership records (1960-1961); Epworth League minutes (1904), Tuxis Square minutes (1930-1933), Mission Band registers (1951-1952), and Birthday registers (1927-1951); and Annual reports (1970-1980).

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File list available. Online Finding Aid

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-153

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