Fonds - Queen's Avenue United Church (New Westminster, B.C.) fonds

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Queen's Avenue United Church (New Westminster, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1859-1993 (Creation)
    Queen's Avenue United Church (New Westminster, B.C.)

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3.24 m of textual records

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Methodist services began in the Queensborough (latter New Westminster) area with the arrival of Methodist Ministers in 1859. A new church was built and dedicated on April 8, 1860. In 1862, Presbyterian services were begun in New Westminister in the old Court House, with a new church being built and dedicated on December 30, 1863. In 1898, a disaster hit New Westminster as a fire broke out in the town and destroyed every business place and dwelling below Royal Avenue and as far west as Tenth Street, including the Methodist church. After the destructive fire, the Methodists decided to re-erect the church, and a corner-stone was laid on June 28, 1899, with the new church on Queen's Avenue being dedicated on April 22, 1900. With the coming of church union in 1925, Queen's Avenue United Church gathered for the inaugural service of the new union congregation on May 13, 1926. Queen's Avenue United Church continues to serve the New Westminister congregation today.

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The Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Westminster was established in 1859.

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Fonds consists of records from Mary Street Methodist Church, Queen's Avenue Methodist Church, Queen's Avenue United Church, Wesleyan Methodist Church, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Records include Baptismal records (1859-1981), Marriage records (1859-1987), Burial records (1901-1987); Membership records (1883-1989); Session minutes (1925-1936), Stewards minutes (1902-1968), Official Board minutes (1898-1989), Unofficial Board minutes (1954-1958), Trustees minutes (1899-1948), Congregational Meetings minutes, (1925-1989), Official Board Committees minutes (1989); Ladies' Aid records (1887-1942), Woman's Association records (1919-1964), Woman's Missionary Society records (1890-1961), United Church Women records (1961-1990), As One That Serves minutes (1927-1934), Sunday School records (1898-1958); Young People's Union Records (1939-1955); Worship Service Bulletins (1954-1993); Cash Book (1880-1934); Annual Reports (1952-1984).

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Original date of transfer of records to Archives not established. Subsequent accrual dates include 1985, 1994, and 2019


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  • English

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-324

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Revised April 9, 2019

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  • English

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