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Chignecto Presbytery

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Chignecto Presbytery

Cumberland and Sackville Methodist Districts Methodists had been active in the Amherst-Point de Bute-Sackville area since at least the 1780s when William Black, one of the fathers of Methodism in the Maritimes, began preaching in the area. In the early days of Methodism in Cumberland County, Parrsboro was linked with Maccan in a circuit which covered over one hundred miles (including Parrsboro, Maccan, Maccan Mountain, West Brook, Amherst, Head of Amherst, Shinimiacas, Cross Roads, Woodstock, Diligent River, Fox River, New Canann, Advocate...

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YOUTH LEADERS’ RETREAT – NOV 23-24, 2018

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Christian Life & Growth, Events | Comments Off on YOUTH LEADERS’ RETREAT – NOV 23-24, 2018

YOUTH LEADERS’ RETREAT – NOV 23-24, 2018

November 23rd-24th at the Tatamagouche Centre, join with other youth leaders from across the Maritimes for conversation & connection Beginning Friday 5:30 pm with supper Ending Saturday with supper Cost $35 For more information contact Lauren King at lking@marconf.ca Youth Leaders' Retreat November 2018 Name* ...

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Sydney Presbytery

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Sydney Presbytery

Sydney Presbytery

Sydney Presbyterian Presbytery The first Presbyterian minister to come to Cape Breton was Rev. James McGregor, from Pictou Presbytery, who visited Sydney in 1798 and 1813. At the time of his first visit, there were only twenty Presbyterian families on the whole island. However, beginning in 1802, a steady stream of Presbyterian immigrants began to come to Cape Breton and by 1842, there were approximately 12,000 Presbyterian families on the Island. Rev. McGregor visited again in 1818 and it was during this time that he helped to form the...

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Prince Edward Island Presbytery

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Prince Edward Island Presbytery

Prince Edward Island Presbytery

PEI Presbyterian Presbytery On July 3, 1817, the Presbyteries of Truro and Pictou along with a few ministers of the Church of Scotland united to form the Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia. This new body was constituted as the Synod of Nova Scotia and divided into three Presbyteries: Halifax, Truro, and Pictou. As the number of ministers from the Church of Scotland increased in the Maritimes, it was decided to form a new Synod in connection with the Church of Scotland on August 30, 1833. The Synod was divided into the Presbyteries of Halifax,...

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Following the Internet trail of a 20th Century Minister’s Family

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Following the Internet trail of a 20th Century Minister’s Family

The advent of the Internet and the ability to digitize archival records to make available online is certainly very helpful when it comes to finding out information that you might not have otherwise known about a church or an individual. Case in point-the Old Barns Presbyterian Sunshine Mission Band. This was a group for young people people led by one Mrs. Whidden. In the 1912-1915 minute book, I found a sweet letter dated January 1914 from Mrs. Whidden to her “dear Mission Band girls.” In the letter she thanks the girls for the...

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

The following is a photograph of the interior of Trinity United Church in Mahone Bay, NS decorated for fall and/or Thanksgiving in 1936.

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Miramichi Presbytery

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Miramichi Presbytery

Miramichi Presbyterian Presbytery: On January 20, 1833, the five Church of Scotland ministers in New Brunswick met in Fredericton and constituted themselves as the Presbytery of New Brunswick in connection with the Church of Scotland. Two years later, with there now being 10 ministers on the roll, it was decided to turn the Presbytery into a Synod which was divided into the two Presbyteries of Saint John and Miramichi. The first meeting of Miramichi Presbytery was held on September 2, 1836 in Newcastle. The moderator, Rev. Stevens of...

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Archives Recipe of the Month-The Anniversary Cake Edition

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

The anniversary cake is a staple at most churches and the churches of Maritime Conference are no exception. Here’s a brief collage in honor of the ever-present anniversary cake:      

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Pictou Presbytery

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Pictou Presbytery

Pictou Presbytery has had a long history within what is today Maritime Conference Pictou Presbyterian Presbytery: The Presbytery of Pictou was organized in 1795 and consisted of Rev. James McGregor; Rev. Duncan Ross, Rev. John Brown, and two elders. A little over twenty years later, on July 3, 1817, the Presbyteries of Truro and Pictou along with a few ministers of the Church of Scotland united to form the Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia. This new body was constituted as the Synod of Nova Scotia and divided into three Presbyteries: Halifax,...

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What’s New At the Archives

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 1 comment

What’s New At the Archives

Every year, the Archives receives a variety of interesting records from churches, Presbyteries, individuals, and other archives. These records are processed, listed, and made available for church members and other researchers but often people don’t realize some of the gems we have here at the Archives. From now on, I hope to feature some of the new records that have come into the Archives this past year so keep an eye out for “What’s New at the Archives” posts. If any of the records mentioned catch your attention, feel...

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