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Elmwood - Crawford Pastoral Charge (Ont,) fonds
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CA ON00340 F1350
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- United Church of Canada Archives
- Elmwood United Church (Ont.)
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81 cm of textual records
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Elmwood United Church was established 1925, formerly a Union church with a Presbyterian affiliation. Elmwood Methodist Circuit was established ca. 1884 and included Crawford, Lamlash and Mooresburg; it was discontinued in 1925 when the United Church was formed. North Brant Presbyterian Church was active from at least 1854; in 1922 it joined with West Bentinck Presbyterian Church and Elmwood Methodist Church to form Elmwood Union Church, with Presbyterian affiliation. Crawford Presbyterian Church was established 1878; it joined the United Church in 1925. West Bentinck Presbyterian Church was established 1860; in 1922 it joined with North Brant Presbyterian Church and Elmwood Methodist Church to form Elmwood Union Church, with Presbyterian Church affiliation. Crawford United Church was established 1925, formerly Presbyterian. Lamlash United Church was established 1925, formerly Methodist; it closed ca. 1965.
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Preaching commenced to German-speaking Canadians in the Elmwood area in 1866, in Bentinck Township. Zion church was erected at Elmwood in 1879, and was one charge on a circuit that consisted of six points (Bentinck, Elmwood, Chesley, Hanover, Brant and Walkerton). In 1968 Zion became part of the United Church of Canada.
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Fonds consists of records of Elmwood Methodist Circuit (includes Crawford, Lamlash, Mooresburg), 1884-1922; records, including baptisms, 1854-1898, of North Brant Presbyterian Church, Malcolm, 1854-1922; records of Crawford Presbyterian Church, 1879-1919; records, including baptisms, 1900-1921, of West Bentinck Presbyterian Church, 1879-1919; minutes of the Annual Business Meeting of the Zion Evangelical Church, Elmwood,1877-1939; records, including baptism, marriage, and funeral registers, 1914-1966, of Zion Evangelical United Church, Elmwood (includes Zion Evangelical Church), 1911-1967; records, including baptisms, 1893-1967, of Crawford United Church (includes Crawford Presbyterian Church), 1880-1976; records, including baptisms, 1904-1960, marriages, 1897-1958, burials, 1900-1951, of Elmwood United Church (includes North Brant Presbyterian Church, Elmwwood Union Church), 1897-1976; records of Lamlash United Church (includes Lamlash Methodist Church), 1924-1965.
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Parts of the textual records are available on microfilm reel(s) LCM-27 and LCM-28: 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.
Hamilton Conference - finding aid 290
Further accruals are expected.
Includes records of former Fonds 1256: Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church (Elmwood, Ont.)
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- Canada » Ontario » Grey, County of » Elmwood (Grey)
- Canada » Ontario » Bruce, County of » Brockton, Municipality of
- Canada » Ontario » Grey, County of » Chatsworth
- Canada » Ontario » Grey, County of » West Grey, Municipality of
- Canada » Ontario » Bruce, County of » Chesley
- Canada » Ontario » Bruce, County of » Hanover
- Canada » Ontario » Bruce, County of » Walkerton