The fonds contains records of baptisms, marriages, and burials as well as annual, congregational, official board, and trustee minutes of the Methodist and Presbyterian circuits which eventually made up the Alberton Elmsdale Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada. These have been intellectually arranged into the following five series:
Series 1: Alberton Circuit of the Methodist Church Series 2: Alberton Charge of the Presbyterian Church Series 3: Montrose Circuit of the Presbyterian Church Series 4: Alberton Pastoral Charge of the United Church Series 5: Cascumpec United Church
Records overlap and some of the post 1925 United Church records (Series 4) are contained within the record books of the Methodist and Presbyterian churches (Series 1 & 2)
Alberton Elmsdale Pastoral Charge of the United Church
The fonds consists of one register from the Brookfield Presbyterian congregation which contains Session minutes from 1903-1933 and 1938-39, annual meeting minutes from the Hunter River Presbyterian Church, 1919-1929 as well as a record of baptisms (1918-1947), marriages (1918-1948), and deaths (1918-1935). There is also an index to baptisms for births prior to 1920.
The fonds consists of baptism, marriage and burial records, minutes of session, record of sermons and membership rolls of the Dundas and Annandale Presbyterian/United charge. It also contains Official Board minutes from the Central Kings Pastoral Charge and minutes of the congregational, trustees, and Young People's Union meetings of the Dundas United Church. These have been intellectually arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Dundas and Annandale pastoral charge records Series 2: Central Kings United pastoral charge of the United Church Series 3: Dundas United Church records
The fonds consists of baptism, marriage and death records, and minutes of official bodies of the Kensington and Summerfield United Churches and their predecessor Methodist and Presbyterian Churches as well as minutes of official bodies of the Kensington-Summerfield Pastoral Charge itself. These have been arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Kensington [Presbyterian]United Church Series 2: Kensington Methodist Church Series 3: Summerfield [Presbyterian] United Church Series 4: Kensington-Summerfield Pastoral Charge
Kensington-Summerfield Pastoral Charge of the United Church
The fonds consists of baptisms, marriages and deaths of the Margate Pastoral Charge of the United Church and of its predecessor churches, the Methodist Church in Margate and the Presbyterian Church in Princetown. It also contains Quarterly Board minutes and membership records of the Methodist Margate circuit and a Minute book of the Princetown-Lot 16 United pastoral charge. These have been arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Margate Methodist/United Church Series 2: Princetown Presbyterian/United Church Series 4: Princetown-Lot 16 pastoral charge
The fonds consists of the baptismal, marriage, death, and membership records and minutes of official bodies of the Methodist, Presbyterian, and United pastoral circuits and charges which preceded the present Mt. Stewart/St. Peters Bay pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada as well as some miscellaneous records of the charge itself. An attempt has been made to use the most consistently used name of these charges from the many variations while assigning the following series:
Series 1: West St. Peters/Mt. Stewart Presbyterian Charge Series 2: Mt. Stewart, Marie and Black River Methodist Circuit Series 3: St. Peters Bay Presbyterian Charge Series 4: St. Peters Bay pastoral charge of the United Church Series 5: Mt. Stewart/West St. Peters pastoral charge of the United Church Series 6: Mt. Stewart/St. Peters pastoral charge
Those records which cover a time period which surrounds 1925 have been placed in the series to which the majority of the records belong.
Mt. Stewart/St. Peters Bay pastoral charge of the United Church
The fonds contains Methodist, Presbyterian, and United Church records principally for the circuits of Bedeque, Richmond Bay East, and Freetown including the smaller communities contained within the changing circuits. These are comprised of baptism, marriage and burial records, lists of clergy, officials and communicants, official pastoral charges and individual church minutes, annual reports, financial records, and records of various church organizations. For the purposes of description these have been organized into the following series: Series 1: North Bedeque pastoral charge Series 2: Richmond Bay East United pastoral charge Series 3: Bedeque United Church Series 4: Freetown United Church
North Bedeque Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada
The fonds consists of vital statistics records, membership rolls, sessional and annual minutes, and church group minutes for the O'Leary/West Cape United Church pastoral charge and its predecessors the Bible Christian, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches of the area. These have been arranged into five series as follows:
1) Bible Christian/ Methodist records 2) Presbyterian records 3) West Cape United Church pastoral charge 4) O'Leary United Church pastoral charge 5) O'Leary/West Cape United pastoral charge
There will of course be some overlapping of records where record books from the earlier denominations continued to be used after church union. Moreover, although Series 5 purports to be the records of the amalgamated O'Leary/West Cape Charge established in 1969, it does contain some earlier records of the O'Leary Pastoral Charge as these volumes continued to be used for the new charge.
The designation of the term volume is arbitrary and does not necessarily refer to a physical volume but may refer to a section containing a specific type of data within the original volumes.
The fonds contains records of the successive Bible Christian, Methodist and United congregations of Pownal. It also contains some records from the Orwell Head and Vernon River Methodist/United charges. These includes baptisms, marriages and deaths, official minutes, membership rolls, and minutes of church women's groups. These form the following series:
Series 1: Pownal Methodist/United Church records Series 2: Orwell Head Presbyterian/United Church records Series 3: Vernon River United Church records
The fonds consists of records relating to the Presbyterian parish of Richmond Bay. Included are registers of baptisms (1820-1847) and marriages (1821-1834) as well as Minutes of session (1821-1847, 1854-1871). The minutes record the appointment of elders, congregational and communion rolls, as well as the examination of persons applying for membership and censure of individual parishioners and congregations. There are also transcripts of the baptisms and of the minutes from 1821 to 1847, an alphabetical list of the baptisms with mother's maiden names annotated, and "A history of Lot 16 United Church" by Thomas G. Whent.