About Us

Interior of Grace Methodist Church. c. 1921

Maritime Conference Archives Brochure

The Maritime Conference Archives is mandated to collect, preserve, and provide access to the records of the Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada. We also have pre-1925 records of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregational congregations in the Maritimes which joined The United Church of Canada in 1925.

Click here for histories of some of the pastoral charges and individuals within our Conference. Check out the virtual historical commemoration project of The United Church of Canada Archives and History Committee here

Our holdings include records from:

  • The congregations of the Maritime Conference
  • The Maritime Conference office
  • The Presbyteries within the Maritime Conference
  • Pine Hall Divinity Hall (now part of Atlantic School of Theology)
  • Church camps
  • Individuals who have ministered within the churches or held leadership positions in the Conference
Click here for a virtual tour of our new archives facilities.


Contact Us

Wesley Memorial YPU cast members, c. 1925. This play was put on to raise money for a new church building.

Maritime Conference Archives

21 Wright Street Sackville, NB E4L 4P8

Email: archives@marconf.ca

Telephone: 506-536-1334 ext. 7

Fax: 506-536-2900

Hours: Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Appointments are recommended.

Archivist: Sarah Wallace


For Pastoral Charges

What to Send to the Conference Archives

What Happens to Records Once They Arrive at the Archives?

Archives Records Transfer Form

Filling in Church Registers


For Presbyteries

Guidelines and Checklist for Presbytery Minute Books

Presbytery Records Brochure


For UCW and UCM

 Records of Women’s Organizations brochure


For Genealogists and Other Researchers

Genealogical Resources at the Maritime Conference Archives

Rules for Access to Records and Research at the Archives


Browse Our Holdings

New records listings are periodically added to the website so stay tuned!

Samuel J. Wilson's permit to leave Canada, 1917

Congregational Church Records:

Congregational Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Records


Methodist Conference Records:

Nova Scotia Methodist Conference Records


Chignecto Presbytery Churches: Chignecto Presbytery encompasses churches in Westmorland (New Brunswick) and Cumberland (Nova Scotia) Counties. Click on the link to view records listings for churches within the Presbytery.

Halifax Presbytery:

Halifax: Bethany Pastoral Charge Records


Inverness-Guysborough Presbytery:

Margaree Pastoral Charge Records


Miramichi Presbytery

Bathurst Pastoral Charge Records

Blackville Pastoral Charge Records

Campbellton-Escuminac Pastoral Charge Records

Chatham Pastoral Charge Records

Dalhousie-New Mills Pastoral Charge Records

Millerton Pastoral Charge Records

Miscou Mission Field Records

New Carlisle Pastoral Charge Records

Newcastle Pastoral Charge Records

Restigouche Pastoral Charge Records

Tabusintac Pastoral Charge Records

Upsalquitch Pastoral Charge Records


Prince Edward Island Presbytery Churches:  Click on the link to see listings of records for churches within Prince Edward Island Presbytery.


Saint John Presbytery:

Hampton Pastoral  Charge Records


Wesley Methodist Church, 1900


South Shore Presbytery Churches: South Shore Presbytery encompasses churches in Shelburne, Lunenburg, Yarmouth, and Queen Counties, Nova Scotia. Click on the link to see the listings of records for these churches.


Sydney Presbytery:

North Sydney: St. Matthew-Wesley Pastoral Charge records


Truro Presbytery:

Brookfield Pastoral Charge Records