Fonds OW.006 - Balsam Bay, St Luke fonds

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Balsam Bay, St Luke fonds

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  • 1921-2005 (Creation)

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9 cm textual material
11 still images

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Administrative history

Services began in Balsam Bay in the late 1880s. Worship was held in the local school house. In 1884, a Mr. M. Graigie donated land for a church. E. Durby also donated a parcel of land for a cemetery. The church, however, was not built until the 1920s. It was constructed of logs and the pews were handmade. A bell tower was added to the church in 1959. Balsam Bay, along with Grand Marais (OW.032), Poplar Park (OW.072), and Victoria Beach (OW.097) received pastoral care from Scanterbury (OW.085). From 1970-1974, Balsam Bay was under the pastoral care of the Diocese of Keewatin. From 1975-1980, Balsam Bay was part of the Selkirk Area Ministry. From 1981 to the present, Balsam Bay was part of the Matheson Deanery Team Ministry - Eastern Beaches with Grand Marais and Victoria Beach (OW.097). As of 2009, Balsam Bay entered the process of disestablishment. The church building, lands and cemetery are to be turned over to the Rural Municipality of St. Clements. The congregation is worshipping at Grand Marais.

Custodial history

Parish to Diocesan Archives in 1984; 1998; and 2010.

Scope and content

The records of St Luke held at the Diocesan Archives include: Titles (1921-1975); Solicitor's File (1956-1957); Plans (1958); Sacramental Registers (1935-2005); Record of Service Book (1961-2006); still images (1955-2001); Research file.

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Titles, Plans and research files are located in the Upper Vault, as well as Sacramental Registers. All other files and volumes are held in the Lower Vault. Photographs are filed by title in the Still Images - Rural Parishes Collection, also held in the Lower Vault.

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The Sacramental Registers, with the exception of Register #3, are also available on microfilm roll #1.

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Use of Parish registers is restricted to Archives staff.

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Rural Parishes Finding Aid

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Related material: See also the Scanterbury, St Philip Registers #1-5 for Baptism, Marriage and Burial entries. See also East Side of the Red, 1884-1984: Rural Municipality of St. Clements.

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