Fonds CONG-11 - Almonte Presbyterian Church (Ont.) fonds

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Almonte Presbyterian Church (Ont.) fonds

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CA ON00313 CONG-11

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  • Microfilmed 1993 (originally created ca. 1868-1993) (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records 2 reels of microfilm

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Almonte Presbyterian Church, Almonte, Ontario, was established in 1925. Presbyterianism in the Almonte area, however, has its roots in two earlier churches: the congregation of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, which was established ca. 1833, and the congregation of St. John's Presbyterian Church, which was established ca. 1845. These two churches amalgamated in 1912 and took the name Almonte Presbyterian Church. In 1925, however, the majority of this congregation voted to enter Church Union. The minority that wished to remain within The Presbyterian Church in Canada then formed a new Almonte Presbyterian Church, and purchased and renovated the old St. John's Presbyterian Church building, which was opened in October 1925.

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Fonds consists of minutes, registers and other records of Almonte Presbyterian Church, Ontario. These records, which are predominantly on microfilm, cover the dates 1868-1993. Specifically, the fonds consists of Session minutes (1926-1979); Board of Manager's minutes (1868-1876, 1925-1931, and 1959-1989); baptisms (1925-1993); marriages (1926-1992); communion rolls (1925-1990); communion registers (1963-1967, 1990-1992); and Historic Roll (1990-1992). Fonds also includes several booklets on the history of the Presbyterian churches in Almonte; an Order of Service for the erection of a plaque at the site of the old Kirk and cemetery in Ramsay, in 1970; and transcripts of the baptisms performed by The Rev. John Fairbairn in the Auld Kirk (St. Andrew's Church) in Ramsay, ca. 1834, along with a list of early members of the church, ca. 1834-1848.

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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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