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Bath - Morven Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds
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- Bath - Morven Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
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45 cm of textual records
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Bath - Morven Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925 as Bath Pastoral Charge, formerly Methodist. The charge originally included Bath, Beulah Church in Ernestown Township, Hawley (until ca. 1966) and Union Church in Ernestown Station (until ca. 1958). From ca. 1967-1981, United Empire Loyalist Memorial Church in Adolphustown Township and Conway joined the charge from Adolphustown Pastoral Charge. Morven United Church, previously from Deseronto Pastoral Charge, also joined the charge ca. 1967. From 1981 it was a three-point charge until Beulah Church closed on June 30, 2002. The charge was then renamed Bath-Morven Pastoral Charge; it is still an active pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada.
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Morven United Church was established in 1925; formerly Methodist; it constituted part of Morven Pastoral Charge along with Fourth Line Church in Ernestown Township, Switzerville, and Violet; ca. 1953 Morven became part of Deseronto Pastoral Charge; Morven closed ca. 1967.
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Fonds consists of circuit register of Bath and Amherst Island Wesleyan Methodist Mission Circuit (includes Bath, Adolphustown Church in Adolphustown Township, Amherst Island, Hawley), 1855-1856; records of Bath Methodist Circuit (includes Bath and Amherst Island Wesleyan Methodist Mission Circuit, Bath, Adolphustown Church in Adolphustown Township, Beulah Church in Ernestown Township, Hawley, Millhaven, Union Church in South Fredericksburg Township), 1856-1911; records, including baptisms, 1901-1972, marriages, 1896-1972, burials, 1901-1972, of Bath Pastoral Charge (includes Bath Methodist Circuit, Bath, United Empire Loyalist Memorial Church in Adolphustown Township, Beulah Church in Ernestown Township, Conway, Hawley, Morven, Union Church in Ernestown Station), 1896-1972; Official Board minutes of Deseronto Pastoral Charge (includes Deseronto, Morven, and Fourth Line Church in Ernestown Township), 1922-1959; records, including baptisms, 1899-1967, marriages, 1896-1967, and burials, 1899-1967, of Morven United Church (includes Morven Methodist Circuit and Morven Pastoral Charge (Morven, Fourth Line Church, Switzerville, and Violet)), 1896-1967; women's group records of Union United Church in Ernestown Station, 1930-1961; and women's group records of Bath United Church, 1947-2012.
Condition: Damages - requires restoration or copying.
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The following files forming past of accession 1977.247L are photocopies: 1-6, 1-7, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4; the original vital records 1-6, are not available at the Church. Records forming part of accession 1977.304L are photocopies and the originals are presumably at the church.
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Parts of the textual records are available on microfilm reel(s) LCM-63: positive and negative; 35mm. For a listing of these records, see the LCR Microfilm Shelf List. LCM reels are available through Inter-Library Loan.
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Access to baptismal, marriage and burial registers may be restricted according to relevant privacy legislation.
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Use microfilm where available.
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Includes records of former Fonds 1544: Morven United Church (Ont.) fonds
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- Canada » Ontario » Lennox and Addington, County of » Bath
- Canada » Ontario » Lennox and Addington, County of » Morven
- Canada » Ontario » Lennox and Addington, County of » Adolphustown
- Canada » Ontario » Lennox and Addington, County of » Amherst Island
- Canada » Ontario » Lennox and Addington, County of » Conway
- Ernestown, Lennox and Addington
- Canada » Ontario » Lennox and Addington, County of » Millhaven
- Canada » Ontario » Hastings, County of » Tyendinaga, Township of