Fonds 2 C34&2 S68&6S C7&6S W2B - Parish of Winchester, Chesterville, Crysler and South Mountain (Anglican), Ontario fonds

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Parish of Winchester, Chesterville, Crysler and South Mountain (Anglican), Ontario fonds

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CA ON00006 2 C34&2 S68&6S C7&6S W2B

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  • 1864-2001 (Creation)

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45 cm of textual records Parish registers fragile.

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The Parish of Winchester, Chesterville, Crysler and South Mountain presently consists of three churches and formerly included one other. St. Peter's Church, built of stone around 1837, was originally situated in the village of Boyd's or Baldwin's Bridge and was replaced by a brick church in South Mountain in 1875. Services were conducted in Chesterville as early as 1875 in the town hall and the brick church of Holy Trinity was consecrated by Bishop J. Travers Lewis on May 13, 1883. Services in Winchester began around 1885 and the frame church of St. Matthias', Winchester was erected by 1892. St. John's, Crysler was built out of stone in 1864, consecrated three years later, and closed in 1993 due to dwindling numbers and vandalism.

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Fonds consists of records of the activities of the Parish of Winchester, Chesterville, Crysler and South Mountain, Ontario. It includes parish registers, 1864-1990, vestry records, 1967-1975, records of committees and organizations including central council, historiography, and newsletters.

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Donated at various times by clergy, parish officers, parishioners, and staff of the Parish of Winchester, Chesterville, Crysler and South Mountain, Ontario.


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Parish registers after 1930 available only to family members.

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Photocopying of original registers is not permitted. Use of records for publication, either whole or in part, requires permission of the archivist.

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Index to parish registers. Database available for index to parish registers. Index for other parish records. "Guide to the Holdings of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario"

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Bound photocopies of 1847-1864, 1865-1898, and 1892-1952 parish registers on acid-free paper.

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