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Avon-Putnam Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
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Avon-Putnam Pastoral Charge was formed ca. 1968 with the merger of Avon and Putnam Pastoral Charges. It originally included Avon, Banner, Crampton, Harrietsfield (only for 1968), and Mossley (later named Putnam). In 1994, with the merger of Avon and Crampton congregations, it became a three-point charge with Banner, Avon-Crampton, and Putnam. It would then become a two-point charge when Avon-Crampton and Putnam amalgamated to form Reynolds Creek United Church in Putnam. It is still an active charge of the United Church of Canada.
Avon Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925, and included Avon, Harrietsville and Crampton; it was discontinued ca. 1968 when Mossley and Banner were added to Avon Pastoral Charge, forming Avon - Putnam Pastoral Charge.
Putnam Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925; it included Putnam, Mossley and Banner, and was discontinued ca. 1968 when Avon-Putnam Pastoral Charge was formed
Avon United Church was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. Avon Methodist Church was established in 1858. A church building was built on lot 4, Concession 6 in North Dorchester Township in 1861. A second building was built on lot 3 in 1875. It joined the United Church of Canada in 1925. It amalgamated with Crampton to form Avon-Crampton United Church on July 1, 1994.
Crampton United Church was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. It was previously known as Songfields's Methodist Church. A church building was constructed ca. 1860 on lot 4, Concession 3, North Dorchester Township. A larger church was constructed in 1891. It joined the United Church of Canada in 1925. It amalgamated with Avon in 1994 to form Avon-Crampton United Church.
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