Keswick Ridge Pastoral Charge

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Keswick Ridge Pastoral Charge

Keswick was the site of the second Congregational church built in New Brunswick, the first church being in Maugerville. The building in Keswick was up and operating by 1826 with the same minister from Maugerville travelling to Keswick to preach. Within the bounds of the Keswick Ridge Congregational Church were Bear Island, Scotch Lake, Scotch […]

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Event: The First Maritime Conference, 1925

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Event: The First Maritime Conference, 1925

“By authority of the General Council the first Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada, convened in Fawcett Hall, Sackville, N.B., on Tuesday evening, September 1st, 1925, at 7:45 p.m.” (Minutes of the First Maritime Conference, 1925, p. 1). And so began the first Maritime Conference, which met from September 1-4, 1925. Rev. Clarence […]

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Profile: The First President of Conference

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Profile: The First President of Conference

Clarence MacKinnon was born in Hopewell, Pictou County, Nova Scotia on March 11, 1868. His parents were Rev. John and Margaret (Tait) MacKinnon. MacKinnon attended public schools in both Prince Edward Island and Scotland and went on to earn a divinity degree from the University of Edinburgh. After returning to Nova Scotia in 1892, he […]

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