Fonds F2919 - Callander - Laurier Avenue Pastoral Charge (North Bay, Ont.) fonds

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Callander - Laurier Avenue Pastoral Charge (North Bay, Ont.) fonds

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CA ON00340 F2919

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  • 1892-2016 (Creation)
    Callander - Laurier Avenue Pastoral Charge (North Bay, Ont.)

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2.03 m of textual records
17 photographs

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Callander - Laurier Avenue Pastoral Charge was formed in the 1960s; it included Knox United Church in Callander and Laurier Avenue United Church in North Bay. It disbanded in 2016 with the closure of Knox United Church in Callander.

Laurier Avenue United Church, located at 449 Laurier Avenue in North Bay, was established in 1928 to serve the northeast area of the city. A church was officially opened and dedicated on February 12, 1928. The church was originally formed part of North Bay Suburban Pastoral Charge with Ferris United Church (now Emmanuel United Church in North Bay). In formed part of a two-point charge with Carmichael's United Church in Widdifield Township from ca. 1941-1958. It then joined Knox United Church in Callander in 1958 to form a two-point charge. The church closed on May 6, 2012.

Knox United Church, located at 280 Lansdowne Avenue East in Callander, was established in 1925, formerly Presbyterian. The Presbyterians began services in Callander in 1883 and services were held in members' homes. Knox Presbyterian Church was built in 1892 and a vestry was built behind the church in 1922. The church joined the United Church of Canada in 1925. Until the 1960s, Knox United formed part of a multiple-point charge, Callander Pastoral Charge, which had included at times: Nipissing Junction, McDonald's,, River's Hill, Sunset Cove, Ferris and Laurier Avenue in North Bay. It then formed part of a two-point charge with Laurier Avenue United Church in North Bay until Laurier Avenue United Church closed. It disbanded in June 2016.

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Fonds consists of Building/Manse Committee minutes of Callander Presbyterian Church, 1892-1909; Joint Official Board minutes of Laurier Avenue - Carmichaels Pastoral Charge, 1948; Official Board minutes of the Callander - Laurier Avenue Pastoral Charge, 1981-2012; records, including baptisms, 1944-2012, marriages, 1959-2012, and burials, 1959-2011, of Laurier Avenue United Church, North Bay, 1928-2012; records, including baptisms, 1895-2012, marriages, 1909-2015, and burials, 1931-2015, of Knox United Church, Callander.

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Fire and water damage for some records within accession 2015.132L

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

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Manitou Conference - finding aid 292

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Includes former Fonds 1976: Callander Presbyterian Church (Ont.)

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