Fonds Acc: 80 - 11 - Griswold Methodist Church fonds

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Griswold Methodist Church fonds

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CA UCA Acc: 80 - 11

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  • 1886 - 1911 (Creation)

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2 volumes textual material.

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Griswold Methodist Church existed in the Manitoba community of Griswold, located west of Brandon in the Rural Municipality of Sifton, from 1889 to 1919. The first services were conducted by The Rev. Richard Avison in 1882. The Rev. G.K. Adams arrived in 1886 to become Griswold's first regular minister. Services were held in the town hall, which was also known as Lansdowne Hall. In 1889 a brick church building was built on Dawson Street. Until 1889, the circuit included Griswold, Anworth, Kemnay, Shiloh, Ancrum, Alexander, Bradwardine, Ryerson, Millan and Oak Lake, but it was reduced that same year to include only Griswold, Alexander and Milan. The preaching points remained unchanged until November 15, 1919, when Griswold Methodist Church formed a Local Union with Griswold Presbyterian Church to become Griswold Union Church. The Presbyterian church continued to be used as the Union church. Griswold Methodist Church was eventually sold to the Mennonite congregation in Griswold.

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The records of Griswold Methodist Church came to The United Church of Canada Archives-Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario as part of a transfer of records from the Alexander Pastoral charge in April of 1980.

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The records of Griswold Methodist Church held at the conference archives include records of the Trustee Board (1886-1911).

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Related material: See also the records of the Oak Lake Methodist Church for further material pertaining to Griswold Methodist Church. The Griswold Methodist Church is also described as part of the Griswold Pastoral charge.

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