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St. Stephen's Church (Anglican), Micksburg, Ontario fonds
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CA ON00006 6P M3&51 M5
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14 cm of textual records 10 photographs : b&w and col. Service registers fragile.
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St. Stephen's, Micksburg was the first Anglican church in Renfrew County to be built, winning the congregation a set of Communion Vessels; however, there was a controversy when construction began in 1858. The farmers wanted the building set square with the survey lines, but the Rev. William Henderson refused to bless the church unless it was set traditionally with the door in the west and the altar in the east. The following year, the farmers jacked up the church and swung it around to the position they wanted. A new stone church was built under the leadership of the Rev. R. James Harvey (1879-1887) to replace the old log building. This church building was eventually outgrown and a cement block structure was erected in 1907. The new St. Stephen's, Micksburg was heavily damaged by an acetylene gas explosion in 1909, but by the next year it had been reconstructed. The church was consecrated by Bishop Charles Hamilton on May 5, 1912. By 1999, repairs had been made to the church. St. Stephen's is part of the three point parish of Stafford.
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Fonds consists of records of the activities of St. Stephen's congregation in Micksburg, Ontario. It includes vestry records, 1934-2000, service registers, 1916-1943, records of committees and organizations, property records, special services and events material, historiography, a guest book, newsclippings, lists of parishioners, and photographs.
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Donated at various times by clergy, parish officers, parishioners, and staff of St. Stephen's, Micksburg.
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Use of records for publication, either whole or in part, requires permission of the archivist.
Index for parish records. "Guide to the Holdings of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario"
Further accruals are expected.
Most photographs are encapsulated.
Parish history published in 1997.
The parish registers for this congregation are with the Parish of Stafford.