Fonds - St. Andrew's United Church (Port Alberni, B.C.) fonds

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St. Andrew's United Church (Port Alberni, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1925 - 2001 (Creation)
    St. Andrew's United Church (Port Alberni, B.C.)
    Port Alberni
  • 1896-1925 (Creation)
    St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Alberni, B.C.)

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1.35 m of textual records
79 photographs

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The first Presbyterian services were held in the Alberni area in 1886, followed by the establishment of a mission station by ca. 1891. A church building was erected in 1892. In 1925 St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church entered church union becoming St. Andrew's United Church. From 1932 to 1946 St. Andrew's congregation and First United Church congregation in Port Alberni were combined in one pastoral charge. From 1946 to 2000, St. Andrew's was a single point pastoral charge, but in June of 2001, St. Andrew's United Church and First United Church became a two point Alberni Valley Pastoral Charge. In 2002, the two congregations were amalgamated into the First United Church building with the name Alberni Valley United Church.

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Fonds contains the records from St. Andrew's United Church and its predecessor, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The records include Baptism registers (1915-2001), Marriage (church) registers (1915-1950), Marriage (civil) registers (1920-1986), and Burial registers (1915-1976); Membership records (1915-2001); Session minutes (1896-2001), Board of Managers minutes (1915-1955), Stewards minutes (1955-1972), Official Board minutes (1950-2001), Congregational Meeting minutes (1916-1999), Christian Education Committee minutes (1962-1964; 1978-1986), and Joint meetings of St. Andrew's and First United Church Boards (1999-2000); Building Fund records (1960-1972), and Church Hall Booking registers (1959-1963); Ladies Aid minutes (1920-1953), Woman's Association Evening Circle records (1941-1962), Woman's Association Willing Workers Circle minutes (1952-1953), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1914-1932), United Church Women minutes (1970-1973), and United Church Women Lydia Unit minutes (1965-1973); Annual reports (1970-1996); First Nations related material (1990-1998); and Photographs (1992). The records also include a draft manuscript of a church history and a variety of historical memorabilia (1900-1990).

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Records were transferred directly from St. Andrew's United Church (Port Alberni, B.C.) in 1992, 1997, 2005, and 2008. Alberni Indian Residential School Apology series transferred by Julianne Kasmer in 2008.


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File list available. Online Finding Aid

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St. Andrew's United Church (Alberni, B.C.) Ladies Aid fonds

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United Church of Canada British Columbia Conference Archives

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Revised December 17, 2013
Revised September 6, 2016

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  • English

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