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

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

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  • 1859-1997 (Creation)
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    Metropolitan United Church (Victoria, B.C.)

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Physical description

1.4 m of textual records

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Name of creator

(1925-1997)

Administrative history

Metropolitan United Church was created in 1925 when Metropolitan Methodist Church entered church union. The building, constructed in 1891, was located at the corner of Pandora Avenue and Quadra Street. Shortly after union, First Congregational Church joined Metropolitan United. In 1997, Metropolitan amalgamated with First United Church to form First Metropolitan United Church, making its home at the former First United on Balmoral Road at Quadra Street. The Metropolitan United Church building was sold to the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

Name of creator

(1859-1925)

Administrative history

Metropolitan Methodist Church was originally known as Pandora Avenue Methodist Church, founded in 1859. Services began in the Victoria police barracks in February, 1859. In May, 1860, Pandora Street Methodist Church was opened and dedicated at the corner of Pandora Avenue and Broad Street. This church was expanded in 1872, but by the 1890s it was too small. New property was purchased, and a new church building was opened in May, 1891. At that point, the congregation changed its name to Metropolitan Methodist Church. Metropolitan Methodist Church entered church union in 1925, becoming Metropolitan United Church. At church union in 1925, the congregation became Metropolitan United Church.

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(1859-1891)

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of the records of Metropolitan United Church and its predecessors, Pandora Street Methodist Church and Metropolitan Methodist Church. Records include Baptism registers (1859-1996), Burial records (1884-1997), Marriage records (church) (1868-1950), and Marriage records (civil) (1906-1996); Board and committee records (1991); Annual reports (1957-1996); and Newsletters (1990-1992).

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Immediate source of acquisition

Records transferred to Archives from the congregation in 1993 and from General Council office in 2019

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  • English

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These records are subject to the B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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File list available

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Further accruals expected

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-254

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VIC ME

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Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised July 9, 2018
Revised April 9, 2019

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  • English

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