Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Archives Recipe of the Month

I think most of you out there would agree with me when I say there is nothing better than a good ol’ fashioned bake sale…unless of course I’m the one baking, gloopy fudge anyone? The following is a list of items for sale at a Ladies Aid fundraiser at Trinity United Church in Port Elgin, […]

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Does anyone recognize this church building?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Does anyone recognize this church building?

If anyone recognizes this building, please leave a comment on this post or send an email to Sarah at archives@marconf.ca The photographer who took this photograph was based in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

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History of Chatham Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

History of Chatham Pastoral Charge

St. Andrew’s United Church is located in Chatham, Northumberland County, New Brunswick. Presbyterian: The first church in Chatham was the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. It was built in 1817 at the corner of Water Street and St. Andrew Street. The first minister to administer church services was the Rev. James Thomsom. A second St. Andrew’s […]

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From A to Z at Free Church College, Halifax

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on From A to Z at Free Church College, Halifax

From A to Z at Free Church College, Halifax

The Free Church College in Halifax was started by the Free Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) in Halifax around 1848 to educate young ministers. The College would later become Pine Hill Divinity Hall. The following was taken from the library catalogue prepared in 1856. Looks some pretty heavy reading, huh? Do you recognize any of the […]

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History of Newcastle Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on History of Newcastle Pastoral Charge

History of Newcastle Pastoral Charge

Newcastle Pastoral Charge is comprised of two churches in the Miramichi City area, Northumberland County, New Brunswick: Maple Glen and Newcastle (St. James and St. John). Presbyterian: In 1797, when the Rev. James MacGregor visited the Miramichi, the area had its first experience with Presbyterianism. By 1816 a Presbyterian minister was settled in Chatham to […]

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Archives Recipe of the Month: The Raisin Edition

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Archives Recipe of the Month: The Raisin Edition

Archives Recipe of the Month: The Raisin Edition

Is there any food more polarizing than raisins? It seems to be either love or hate when it comes to those dried grapes. You never hear someone say “I kind of like raisins” or “Raisins are okay.” Nope, no middle of the road here. I must admit that I have been on a bit of […]

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History of New Germany Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on History of New Germany Pastoral Charge

The New Germany Pastoral Charge consists of the appointments of Hemford (Emmanuel-Union United Church) and New Germany (Epworth United Church) which are both located in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Methodist: The Methodist congregation of New Germany had originally been an appointment of the Lunenburg Circuit until 1863, when New Germany became a separate Circuit under […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Archives

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day from the Archives

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Archives

Ah, young love. Who doesn’t remember the roller coaster of emotions, the shy glances, and the love notes associated with one’s first crush? In honor of February 14, here’s a poem which was published in the Pepper Box c, 1919, a publication of the Pine Hill Divinity Hall residence. You can’t help but feel sorry […]

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History of Tabusintac Pastoral Charge

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on History of Tabusintac Pastoral Charge

History of Tabusintac Pastoral Charge

The Presbyterian tradition in Tabusintac has long roots. In 1828, the settlement of Tabusintac had applied to the Glasgow Colonial Society for a schoolmaster and catechist. By 1832, a new church had been built at Church Point. Rev. Simon Fraser was the first minister sent out to Tabusintac and the congregations of Bay du Vin […]

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An Archival Mystery

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on An Archival Mystery

An Archival Mystery

Intrigue in the Archives! The other day I was going through some records when I noticed a reference to a sermon book of a Rev. John James Teasdale. We have lots of sermons here at the Archives so that’s nothing out of the ordinary but what caught my eye was a note about a possible […]

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