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Birch River United Church fonds
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CA UCA Acc: 92-01;06-02
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Birch River United Church has existed in the Manitoba community of Birch River, located north of Swan River, since 1925. Its predecessor was Birch River Methodsit Church which was established as a mission in 1914. Services were held in private homes and in the community until the first church was built in 1928. In 1925, the Birch River Pastoral charge included congregations at Drury and Steele. A new foundation for the church was constructed in 1937, during which time services were held in the local school. It was replaced by another church that was dedicated on April 21, 1964. A fire on March 10, 1991 resulted in extensive damage in the church. Damaged portions were repaired or replaced and the church was re-dedicated in October of 1991. At the time of description, Birch River United Church is part of the Hillsview Pastoral charge, along with Bowsman United Church and Knox United Church, Minitonas in Northland Presbytery.
The records of Birch River United Church came to United Church of Canada Archives-Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario as part of several transfers of records from the Pastoral charge in 1992 and from Isobel Patience in 2006.
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The records of Birch River United Church include: Membership Roll and records of the Session (1956-2003); records of the Official Board (1936-1960); Sacramental register pertaining to Baptisms (1944-1989), Marriages (1943-1989), and Burials (1944-1990); records of the Sunday School (1922-1972); records of the congregation (1960-1966); and records of the Board of Stewards (1960-1966).
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Some restrictions on access to Baptism, Marriage and Burial Registers may apply.
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Item level inventory and a partial series description are available.
Related material: See other the records of the Swan River Pastoral charge for other material pertaining to Birch River United Church.
Associated material: Some material is still held at Birch River United Church.
Further accruals are expected.
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