Fonds - St. Stephen's United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

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St. Stephen's United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1958-2000 (Creation)
    St. Stephen's United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

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64 cm of textual records
11 architectural drawings

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Administrative history

In 1953, the area south of the Oakridge neighbourhood of Vancouver was growing and the Metropolitan Council for Church Extension purchased property at 54th Avenue and Heather Street with a view to establishing a new United Church congregation there. Survey work was done in the area, and in June 1958 a congregation was constituted, and an inaugural service was held at Trinity Baptist Church, where the St. Stephen's United Church continued to meet until November 1958. In November the congregation examined the results of their survey work and decided to suspend all activities until they could find a more favourable location for their development. In June of 1960, a portable church building was erected at 52nd Avenue and Oak Street. This was the home of the newly restarted St. Stephen's congregation for three years. In November 1960, the congregation purchased new property at the corner of 54th Avenue and Granville Street. In January 1962, the congregation voted to proceed with the building project, and Presbytery endorsed this action in June. The new church building was dedicated in November 1964.

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Fonds consists of the following record series: Board and committee minutes (1958-1997); Women’s group records (1958-1997); Building and property records (1964); Church histories (1974, 1998); Annual reports (1958-1997); Statistical reports (1966-1994); Worship service bulletins (1996-1997); Church histories (1974, 1998); Directories (1981-2000); and Congregational financial records (1971-1976).

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Records transferred to Archives in 1978. Dates of subsequent accruals not established.


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  • English

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Box list available. Online Finding Aid

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-270

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Revised July 10, 2018

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  • English

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