Fonds OW.011 - Brant, St John fonds

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Brant, St John fonds

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  • 1900-1964 (Creation)

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6.0cm textual records
2 still images

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The first services in the Brant district were held in the Bruce Schoolhouse at the turn of the 20th century. St John's Church was built with the aid of a grant from the Societies in England in 1905 on land donated by Henry Last, and was consecrated by Archbishop S.P. Matheson on 19 December 1909. The parish itself, was officially formed on 30 June 1906. The church was closed between 1915 and 1924. During these years the congregation worshipped at either St Peter, Balmoral (OW.005) or All Saints, Victoria (OW.098). A new altar was dedicated in 1953. By 1984, only an annual summer service was held at Brant. The last annual worship service was held on 25 June 1995. While the former congregation maintained the church's appearance, the majority of the parishioners now attended the Church of Ascension in Stonewall (OW.092). In 2004, the congregation voted to disestablish their former parish and amalgamate with Stonewall. The service of deconsecration was held 25 April 2004. The church was then moved off site and converted to a private residence. A boulder with a plaque, dedicated to the memory and the spirit of the district's pioneers and settlers, was erected at the former church site. The church lands then reverted back to the Last family.

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Parish to Diocesan Archives in 2002; 2017.

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The records of St John, Brant held at the Diocesan Archives include: Canonical Documents (1926-1964); Titles (1904); Land Transfer (2008); Accounts 1905-15, 1906-34, 1924-42, 1935-61, 1946-56, 1965-20x12; Minute books 1906-1934, 1935-66; Minutes re Deconsecration; photos of plaque/cairn; Correspondence re: Sale of Building and Disposal of Memorials (2003); Minutes re Deconsecration; still images. Research File.

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All files and bound volumes are held in the Lower Vault. Deed of Land is held in Oversize Storage. Still images are filed by title and are located in the Still Images - Rural Parishes Collections.

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Microfilm, Reel #1, parish registers. Microfilm is not available for consultation or inter library loan.

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Rural Parishes Finding Aid

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Related material: See the Sacramental Registers of Stonewall, Church of the Ascension (OW.092), Stony Mountain, Christ Church (OW.093), and Woodlands, St George (OW.105) Also see the Jacob Anderson fonds; Maurice Hardman fonds

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