Fonds F1266 - Rockton - Sheffield Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds

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Rockton - Sheffield Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds

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CA ON00340 F1266

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  • 1996-1997 (Reproduction)
    United Church of Canada Archives
  • 1833-2012 (Creation)
    Rockton - Sheffield Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

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1.76 m of textual records
5 architectural drawings

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Sheffield Pastoral Charge contained preaching points at Sheffield, Branchton and Westover. The first denomination in the area was the Methodist Church which operated the Sheffield Circuit.
Also in the region were German-speakers who were ministered to by the United Brethren in Christ Church, and later the United Brethren Association of Congregational Churches. The Sheffield Brethren church joined with the Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1916, and that church joined in the United Church in 1925.
In Branchton, Ontario a joint Methodist and Brethren Church operated for a half-century with Methodist assistance from St. George, Ontario, prior to a 1910 secession of the church from the Methodist Church Canada. In that same year, the St. George Presbyterian Church in Canada sent assistance to the congregation in Branchton, where a Session was established in 1911. This church joined the United Church of Canada in 1925. The Branchton United Church closed in 1971.
Westover, Ontario was served by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1863. Sometime after the church union period (1874-1884), the work at Westover was abandoned, and was subsequently picked up by the United Church in 1928.

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Fonds consists of records of Sheffield Methodist Circuit, 1884-1925; records of Rockton Methodist Church, 1892-1918; communion roll and register of Branchton Presbyterian Church, 1910-1922; records, including marriages, 1901-1908, of Sheffield United Brethren in Christ Church, 1833-1916; records, including baptisms, 1901-1906, of Sheffield United Brethren Association of Congreagtional Churches (includes Freeport), 1887-1922; records, including baptisms, 1922-1966,1968-2008, marriages, 1898-2008, and burials, 1925-2009, of Sheffield Pastoral Charge, 1898-2009; records of baptisms 1932-1938, of Westover United Church 1932-1938; baptisms 1913-1968, marriages 1912-1965, and burials 1912-1968, of Branchton United Church, 1911-1971; records of Sheffield United Church, 1916-2012; and records of Rockton United church, 1916-2010.

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  • English

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Parts of the textual records are available on microfilm reel(s) LCM-51: 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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Hamilton Conference - finding aid 290

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2019/04; rb

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