Fonds CONG-363 - Central Presbyterian Church (Cambridge, Ont.) fonds

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Central Presbyterian Church (Cambridge, Ont.) fonds

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CA ON00313 CONG-363

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  • 1904, 1954, 1982 and microfilmed 2000 (originally created 1832-2000) (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records 3 reels of microfilm

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Central Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, Ontario was formed in 1880 from the union of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Galt (est. 1832), and Union Church, Galt (est. 1857). Union Church has its origins in the development of a United Presbyterian Church in 1857 by The Rev. John King from the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland. It was located at the corner of Blair Road and Metcalfe Street in Galt. In 1861, the name was changed to "The Second Canada Presbyterian Church", Galt, and again to Melville Presbyterian Church in 1866. In 1870, it merged with Bayne Presbyterian Church, which was formed a year earlier by a minority of members from Knox's Galt Presbyterian Church. With this merging, the congregation took the name Union Church. With the formation of Central Presbyterian Church from the merging of the Union Church and St. Andrew's Church, construction began on a new building, which was officially opened on March 5th, 1882.

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Fonds consists of the record of Central Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, Ontario and its predecessors - St. Andrew's P.C. and Union Church. For St. Andrew's P.C. the records include: Session minutes (1849-1880), Baptisms (1832-1875), Marriages (1849-1879), and a Communion Roll (1875). For the Union Church the records include: Session minutes (1856-1880) and Session minutes for Bayne P.C. (1869); Baptisms (1857-1880); and Communion Rolls (1857, 1863). And for Central P.C. the records include Session minutes (1880-1980), Baptisms (1879-1979, 1987-1994), Marriages (1898-1956, 1987-1994), Burials (1987-1994), Communion Rolls (1880-2000), two congregational histories (1904, 1982), and an Order of Service on the dedication of the new Sunday School Building.

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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-4000C at The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives.

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