Fonds CONG-3 - Ailsa Craig Presbyterian Church (Ont.) fonds

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Ailsa Craig Presbyterian Church (Ont.) fonds

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CA ON00313 CONG-3

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  • Microfilmed 1984 (originally created 1871-1984) (Creation)

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0.5 cm of textual records 4 reels of microfilm

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Ailsa Craig Presbyterian Church was organized on November 17, 1870. The first minister was The Rev. J. Rennie, who continued to serve the congregation until 1888. The first church building to house the congregation was built in 1871. This church was replaced with a newer one in 1929.

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Fonds consists of minutes, registers and other records of Ailsa Craig Presbyterian Church, Ontario. These records, which are predominantly on microfilm, cover the dates 1871-1984. Specifically, the fonds consists of a small booklet noting the ministers that preached at the church from 1888-1899; an Annual Report for 1935; and several Orders of Service. The records on microfilm consist of Session minutes (1872-1972); Congegational Meeting minutes (1871-1967); a cradle roll (1935-1978); marriages (1897-1924); communion rolls (1894-1946); a members roll (1897-1908); expenditures book (1871-1968); annual reports (1896-1984, with gaps); Women's Missionary Society minutes, reports and accounts (1884-1984); Ethel Elliott Evening Group minutes (1957-1982); and a congregational history booklet entitled "Reach Out: 1870-1970".

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Notes Session minutes are restricted for a period of 50 years from the date they were written.

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A file list is available. See FA-4000A at The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives.

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