Fonds OW.017 - Cloverdale, St Matthew fonds

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Cloverdale, St Matthew fonds

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  • 1905-1996 (Creation)

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2 cm textual material
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St Matthew, Cloverdale was officially formed as a parish on 7 March 1905. The congregation worshipped in the Cloverdale School House before the church was built. James Anderson donated an acre of land and work began in the fall of 1904. The first service was held in the new church on 19 April 1905. In 1922, John Sutherland donated land for a parish hall. The hall was built in 1923 and officially opened 3 October 1923. Also that year, a cemetery was organized. St Matthew has always received service from St Andrew's on the Red. In the late 1960s, St Matthew's Vestry amalgamated with St Andrew's. St Matthew's has a representative on St Andrew's Vestry. The church was placed on a new foundation in 1956 and in 1990, the wishbone windows were replaced with single panes. The hall was last used in 1977. The hall was eventually torn down and the land reverted back to the donor family. Since 1970, services have only been held in the summer months, and current practice is to hold service every third Sunday, beginning in April until winter sets in. St Matthew's is renowned for its picnics and still holds an annual picnic every July.

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Parish to Diocese in 1984

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The records of St Matthew held at the Diocese include Canonical Documents (1905-1906); Titles (1905); Burial Records; A parish history (1980); still images (1954-1996); Research file.

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All files are located in the Upper Vault. Still images are filed by title and held in the Still Images Collection.

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Parish Registers are also available on microfilm reel #10.

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Use of Parish Registers is limited to Archives staff.

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Rural Parishes Finding Aid

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Related material: See also the Parish Registers of St. Andrew's, St Andrew on the Red (OW.091) for Baptisms, Marriages and Burials. See also A History of St Matthew's Church and the Cloverdale Area: 75th Anniversary, 1905-1980

Associated material: Burial Records of the St Matthew's Anglican Cemetery are also held at the Manitoba Genealogical Society.

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