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Dedication of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Kentville, 1915

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Dedication of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Kentville, 1915

A Congregational church building was erected at Chipman’s Corner in Cornwallis in 1762 and served to 1874.  Toward the end of the 18th century, the church at Chipman’s Corner was used more by Presbyterians in the area.  With the passing years, the Presbyterian congregations of Canard, Kentville and Lakeville developed from the Chipman’s Corner Presbyterian Congregation.  The church at Chipman’s Corner was torn down in 1874. The Presbyterian Congregation at Chipman’s Corner experienced a division in 1859 so a...

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House renovations in 1860

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House renovations in 1860

Now that spring is almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up our houses, maybe a little cleaning here or a little painting there. It was no different in the 1860s. In the case of the mission house (or manse) on the Pointe de Bute Methodist Circuit, new furniture was purchased, the parlour was papered, the porch was shingled, and oats and clover seed were sown in the field. Not too shabby of an effort for the first few months of 1860! Anyone else thinking of repairing their sleigh this...

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Archival Comic Relief

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Archival Comic Relief

Has Tuesday got you down? If so, the Junior Girls group at Trinity United Church in Bridgedale Pastoral Charge, New Brunswick, have you covered! The following cartoons were found in a “newspaper” published by the group in 1975 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of The United Church of...

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Archives Recipe of the Month-The Banquet Edition

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Archives Recipe of the Month-The Banquet Edition

I’ve always been a fan of the church suppers, it’s always amazing how these dinners are pulled off so seamlessly. As it turns out though, putting on a church supper is no easy feat and it was no different in 1926. The following documents, which are from the United Church in Milltown, New Brunswick, provide a behind the scenes glimpse into all the work involved in putting together a church banquet. Mind you, this was in the time before dishwashers so you wouldn’t see me volunteering to be part of the Clearing Up Committee!...

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The children all gathered round papa while he read the letter

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The children all gathered round papa while he read the letter

This letter was found with some records from First Orthodox Congregational Church in St. Stephen which is one of the predecessors of Milltown United Church in New Brunswick. The writing is a little tricky at times and the scans are rather faint so there is a transcript following the images. Sounds like a typical letter (or maybe a Facebook message or email c. 2017) one would send their parents! Lake Forest, September 29, 1872 My dear mother and father, We were very glad to get fathers letter last evening and learn all about you, and that...

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Happy New Year from the Archives!

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Happy New Year from the Archives!

We might be a little behind the times here at the Archives but 1955 is close enough, right? This calendar is from Gunningsville United Church which would later become Trinity United Church in...

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Merry Christmas from the Archives!

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Merry Christmas from the Archives!

The following photograph is of the choir at Wesley Memorial United Church (Moncton) on Christmas Sunday in 1947.

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Archives Recipe of the Month-The Not Christmas Edition

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Archives Recipe of the Month-The Not Christmas Edition

Archives Recipe of the Month-The Not Christmas Edition

I have decided to break with all tradition and not post a Christmas recipe of the month for 2016. Horrible I know but hopefully all can be forgiven. Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Trinity United Church in Riverview to help go through some records and determine which records should come to the Archives. Included in the records were these lovely photographs. Recipes are exciting but photographs of people cooking are super exciting too! Any ideas about what they were making? One of my co-workers, who is my go-to for questions such as...

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From the very beginning

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on From the very beginning

From the very beginning

I always find it fascinating to view the documents recording the beginning of a church. Of course, there are a lot of events and work that goes on behind the scenes long before a church building is built but the part we usually get to see in the historical record is when a group of people get together and decide that they need a “house of public worship.” The following minutes are from Caribou Presbyterian Church, which eventually became Melville United Church before it joined The Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1951. As a...

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Summer Days

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | Comments Off on Summer Days

Summer Days

It looks like winter is most definitely upon us so here are some photographs from a warmer season to cheer you up. These photographs are from a CGIT camp held at Waweig in 1948. Before you get too jealous, it wasn’t all sunshine there either, the last photograph shows blankets spread out on the grass to dry after a...

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