Fonds - St. Paul's United Church (McBride, B.C.) fonds

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St. Paul's United Church (McBride, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1921-1992 (Creation)
    St. Paul's United Church (McBride, B.C.)

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53 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

The first church in McBride was built by the Methodist Church in 1914. In 1917, work in the district was turned over to the Presbyterians, who named the charge McBride-Lucerne. When Lucerne closed in 1923, it became known as McBride. From church union (1925) until 1935 St. Paul's United Church was a single point charge. According to the United Church Yearbooks, from 1936 to 1946 St. Paul's United Church was part of the McBride-Giscome Pastoral Charge, which included Knox United Church (Giscome, B.C.) St. Paul's was again a single point charge from 1946 until 1977. From 1977 to 1978 St. Paul's United Church was part of the McBride-Valemount Pastoral Charge, which included Calvary United Church (Valemount, B.C.). The charge was renamed Robson Valley Pastoral Charge in 1978. It was subsumed under Robson Valley Shared Ministry, an ecumenical shared ministry of Anglican and United Churches in McBride and Valemount, in 1986.

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Originally, Valemount United Church was a preaching point of the McBride Pastoral Charge, and met in a hall. The congregation began building a sanctuary and Christian Education building from about 1960. In 1966, the congregation was named Calvary United Church, and in October 1967, the building was dedicated. Although the Pastoral Charge had become known as Valemount-McBride, the name changed to Robson Valley Pastoral Charge by 1978. In 1986, Calvary entered a shared ministry with the Anglican Church, the Robson Valley Shared Ministry.

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The Robson Valley Shared Ministry came into existence in August 1986, as a joint ministry of the Anglican Church and the United Church in the communities of McBride and Valemount. The Shared Ministry consists of McBride Anglican-United Church and Valemount Anglican-United Church.

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Fonds consists of records from St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, St. Paul's United Church, Calvary United Church, McBride-Valemount Pastoral Charge, Robson Valley Shared Ministry and Robson Valley Pastoral Charge. Records include Baptismal registers (1927-1933), Marriage registers (1921-1974) (civil), Burial register (1951); Membership rolls (1926-1934); Board and committee records (1921-1986); Property records (1973-1974); Women's group records (1934-1972); Men's group records (1953-1955); Youth group records (1951); Correspondence/subject files (1936-1974); Congregational financial records (1924-1986); and Annual reports (1966-1992).

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Records were transferred to the Archives by St. Paul's United Church in 1975, and from Robson Valley Shared Ministry in 1998.


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Robson Valley Mission fonds, Anglican Diocese of Cariboo Archives

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No further accruals expected

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-198

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Revised August 21, 2014
Revised July 25, 2016

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  • English

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