Fonds F1213 - Southwold Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds

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Southwold Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds

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CA ON00340 F1213

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  • 1877-2013 (Creation)
    Southwold Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

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1.06 m of textual records

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Southwold Pastoral Charge was formed in 1964 when Frome, Iona, Lawrence Station, McBrides Church in Southwold Township and Shedden were combined.

Shedden Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925; formerly a Methodist Circuit, it included Frome and Southwold Station

Shedden United Church, also known as Bethany United Church, formerly Methodist; services began in Shedden in 1811; the first church was built ca. 1837 as a Methodist Episcopal Church, later rebuilt by 1886; Shedden Circuit consisted of Frome and Shedden, later Iona, Southwold and Lawrence Station added; upon union in 1925, Shedden was its own charge with Frome and Southwold; in 1964 amalgamations took place for churches in area to join the newly-created Southwold Pastoral Charge, while some members withdrew from the United Church, other members joined Shedden United Church as their own church closed, including Iona, McBride’s, and Lawrence Station; this amalgamated congregation chose to change the name of Shedden United Church to Bethany United Church in 1968

Woodview United Church (Lawrence Station, Ont.) was established in 1925; formerly Methodist, the church was first built ca. 1868 with the congregation originally known as Miller’s Church, later joined with the Wesleyan Methodist church at Fingal for a two-point circuit; then becomes Iona Circuit along with Iona and Muskoka; a new church is built in Lawrence Station in 1885; Muskoka is dropped and Southwold is added; from 1919-1925 Lawrence Station, with Shedden and Southwold, forms the Shedden Circuit; after general union, Lawrence Station Pastoral Charge is created and made up of two other preaching points, Cowal and McBride’s (Shedden and Southwold are separate); in 1963 this charge is discontinued and Lawrence Station is moved to the Southwold Pastoral Charge; Lawrence Station closed in 1966

Frome United Church was established 1925; formerly Congregational

McBrides United Church in Southwold Township was established in 1925; it closed around 1966

Iona United Church was established in 1925; formerly Methodist, it closed around 1966

Bethany United Church, Shedden was established in 1968 after the congregation of Woodview United Church, Lawrence Station joined Shedden United Church in 1966

Southwold United Church was formed in 1925, formerly Methodist

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Frome Congregational Church was established ca. 1821; it joine dthe United Church in 1925.

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Fonds consists of deed of Lawrence Methodist Church, St. Lawrence Station, 1880; attendance register of Southwold Methodist Church, 1911-1920; photocopy of Session minutes of Duff's Church and Chalmer's, Dunwich, Presbyterian Pastoral Charge (includes Chalmer's Church in Cowal, Duff's Church in Dunwich Township), 1877-1894; Session minutes of St. Columba Presbyterian Church, 1865-1869; records of Frome Congregational Church, 1860-1921; Official Board minutes of Shedden Pastoral Charge (includes Frome, Southwold, Shedden Methodist Circuit), 1922-1964; photocopy of marriage register of Lawrence Station Pastoral Charge (includes Dunwich, Chalmer's and McBride's Presbyterian Pastoral Charge, Lawrence Station, McBride's Church in Southwold, Chalmer's Church in Cowal), 1897-1933; records, including baptisms, 1899-1990, marriages, 1922-1990, burials, 1955-1990, of Southwold Pastoral Charge (includes Lawrence Station, McBride's, Cowal, Shedden, Frome, Iona, Woodview), 1899-2012; records of Shedden United Church (includes Shedden Methodist Church), 1922-1965; records of Southwold United Church (includes Southwold Methodist Church), 1923-1962; records of Woodview United Church, Lawrence Station (includes Lawrence Methodist Church), 1880, 1926-1966; collection book of Frome United Church, 1932-1978; Congregational minutes of McBrides United Church in Southwold Township, 1927-1937; records of Iona United Church, 1964-1965; records of Bethany United Church (Shedden, Ont.) 1966-2013.

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Access to baptismal, marriage and burial registers may be restricted according to relevant privacy legislation.

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London Conference - finding aid 291

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Further accruals are expected.

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Includes records from former Fonds 1669: Lawrence Station Pastoral Charge (Ont.), Fonds 1697: Frome Congregational Church (Ont.), Fonds 1908: Chalmers United Church (Cowal, Ont.) and Fonds 1919: Iona Station United Church (Ont.)

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