Fonds OW.016 - Clearwater, St Paul fonds

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Clearwater, St Paul fonds

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  • 1888-1943 (Creation)

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6 cm textual material
6 still images

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Administrative history

The parish of St Paul, Clearwater was officially formed on 17 May 1898. Services, however, were conducted as early as 1881 and held in private homes. Fundraising for a church building and an organ began in 1888. Construction began in the fall of that year and was completed, mostly by volunteer labour in the fall of 1889. The first service was held 4 November 1889. Clearwater, Crystal City (OW.019), and Mather (OW.054) have shared a minister since the formation of the latter parishes. In 1924, Clearwater was transferred to the Diocese of Brandon. In 1970, Clearwater began to be served by the Manitou Area parishes before rejoining the Diocese of Rupert`s Land in 1980. St Paul became one of the Pembina Hills Parishes, along with Altamont (OW.001), Crystal City (OW.019), Kaleida (OW.043), Manitou (OW.051), New Haven (OW.064), Pembina Crossing (OW.069) and Pilot Mound (OW.070). The Pembina Hills Parishes are currently engaging in Total Ministry, where Lay Readers are taking a greater role in leading worship service, administration and organization. On 23 February 1992, a special commissioning service was held at St John the Baptist, Manitou to commission lay readers. In Clearwater, Lay ministers now take morning prayer service and the Priest presides over Holy Communion services twice a month.

Custodial history

Parish to Diocese in 2001.

Scope and content

The records of St Paul include: Canonical Documents (1888); Titles (1930); Sacramental Registers (1884-1943); still images; Research file.

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The Canonical Documents, Titles and Sacramental Registers are held in the Upper Vault. The Sacramental Registers are also available on microfilm, roll #W27. Still Images are filed by title and held in the Still Images Collection in the Lower Vault.

Availability of other formats

The Sacramental Registers are also available on microfilm, reel #W27.

Restrictions on access

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 Sacramental Registers of Pilot Mound, St John (OW.070)

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Further accruals expected.

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  • English

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