Fonds - Ellesmere United Church (Burnaby, B.C.) fonds

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Ellesmere United Church (Burnaby, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1930-2014 (Creation)
    Ellesmere United Church (Burnaby, B.C.)

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39 cm of textual records

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Ellesmere United Church began as a Presbyterian congregation in Burnaby, although the founding dates are unknown. Known first and interchangeably as Capitol Hill United, a church building was erected in 1930. From 1930 to 1946 Ellesmere, together with Cliff Avenue and Douglas Road United congregations, constituted the Capitol Hill Pastoral Charge in Westminster Presbytery. From 1946 to 1956 Ellesmere was a separate charge and from 1956 to 1963 it constituted with Westridge United, Ellesmere-Westridge Pastoral Charge. From 1963 to the present it has constituted a single point charge. Ellesmere United Church disbanded in 2014.

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Fonds consists of the records of Ellesmere United Church and its predecessor, Capitol Hill United Church, as well as some records of the Capitol Hill Pastoral Charge, which include records from Douglas Road United Church, Cliff Avenue United Church and Westridge United Church, as well as some records from Ellesmere-Willingdon Heights Pastoral Charge. Records include Baptism registers (1930-1959), Marriage registers (1931-1980), and Burial registers (1932-1964); Membership records (1947-1970); Joint Official Board minutes (1934-1963), Session minutes (1947-1969), Stewards minutes (1931-1970), Official Board minutes (1940-1954), Congregational Meetings minutes (1940-1954), and Building Committee minutes (1961); Woman's Association minutes (1932-1961); Financial records (2014); and Annual reports (1981-1997).

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Records were transferred directly from Ellesmere United Church. Dates of accessions are not documented until September 2, 2014.


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  • English

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-118

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Revised September 3, 2014

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  • English

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