Fonds - All Saints' Parish (Westholme/Crofton, B.C.) fonds

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All Saints' Parish (Westholme/Crofton, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1885-2009, predominant 1892-1980 (Creation)
    All Saints Parish (Westholme/Crofton, B.C.)

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7.5 cm of textual records

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The Church of All Saints, Westholme, was completed by 1891 and consecrated in 1892. Prior to that, the Chemainus area was served by the Missionary at Cowichan during the early 1860s and services were held in private homes. By 1866 a priest was assigned to the Chemainus, Chemainus Mill, and Salt Spring Island District. Services ceased in 1887. In 1890 a missionary was appointed to Chemainus and the church was built in 1891. Chemainus and Westholme were affiliated with Cedar District from 1895 to 1897. Cedar was separated and Chemainus was served by the Archdeacon for Victoria in 1899 and by the Assistant Curate of Christ Church Cathedral in 1901, followed by the Archdeacon once again. Chemainus, Crofton and Westholme were formed into a parish in 1907. In 1928, the parish was known as "St. Michael's, Chemainus and All Saints', Westholme with Crofton." The Church of All Saints was destroyed by fire in the late 1970s. As of 1986, the congregation was served by St. Michael and all Angels, Chemainus. From 1995 onwards it was part of St. Michael and All Angels, Chemainus with All Saints, Westholme / Crofton. Services were held in the Crofton Hall in 1995. In 2005 All Saints resumed as a separate parish. The Parish of All Saints. Westholme, Crofton closed and was disestablished effective December 31, 2009.

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Fonds consists of consecration documents (1892), parish registers, property records, vestry and committee minutes, reports, financial statements, and related documentation and correspondence. Parish registers include: baptisms (1885-1980), confirmations (1938-1948), banns (1911), marriages (1891-1977), burials (1887-1982), and services (1894-1938).

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BCAUL control number: ANGBC-201

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Revised February 2010

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