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

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

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  • 1920-1925 (Creation)
    Methodist Church of Canada. Skeena River Circuit
  • 1913-1925 (Creation)
    Knox Presbyterian Church (Terrace, B.C.)
  • 1913-2005 (Creation)
    Knox United Church (Terrace, B.C.)

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1m of textual records
109 photographs
14 architectural drawings

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Prior to 1913, the Presbyterian and Methodist people of Terrace worshipped together. They were generally served by a Methodist missionary who served the Skeena River Circuit, a Circuit that included several small communities along the river: Terrace, Kitsegucla, Kitselas and Cedarvale. In May, 1913, a Presbyterian student missionary arrived in Terrace and a Presbyterian congregation was organized shortly after his arrival. The congregation built a church that year and the building was dedicated on August 31, 1913. Out of the eleven ministers who served the Congregation between 1913 and 1925, nine were student ministers and two were ordained. The Methodist congregation in Terrace was part of the Skeena River Circuit within Hazelton District prior to church union. The Terrace Methodist congregation amalgamated with Knox Presbyterian church to form Knox United Church in 1925. Knox United Church was badly damaged by a fire in January, 1949. Significant restoration was done and the building was rededicated. In 1965, a new and larger building was erected on a new property and was dedicated in February, 1966. The ministry of Knox United Church has also served the outlying communities in places such as Kitselas, Usk and Cedarvale.

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Fonds consists of records from Skeena River Methodist Circuit which includes Terrace, Kitsegucla, Kitselas and Cedarvale, Knox Presbyterian Church (Terrace, B.C.), and Knox United Church (Terrace, B.C.). Records include Baptism registers (1920-1993), marriage registers (including civil) (1921-1988), and burial registers (1921-1972); Board and committee records (1913-1989); Property and legal records (1981-1988); Women's group records (1932-2005); Sunday school records (1954-1972); Youth group records (1954-1957); Records of other congregational groups (1954-[198-?]); Ecumenical group records (1970-1982); Congregational financial records (1965-1976); Annual reports (1956-1992); Newsletters (1972-1991); and Photographs (1912-1992).

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Records were transferred by Knox United Church to the Archives in 1978, 1995, 1999, 2012, 2014, and 2019


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  • English

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-308

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Revised September 13, 2016

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  • English

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