Fonds OW.035 - Gunnville, All Saints fonds

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Gunnville, All Saints fonds

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  • 1925-1970 (Creation)

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1.5cm textual records

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The first settlers came to the Gunnville district west of Petersfield in the late 1880s. They held their first services in schools and homes. In 1924, when the new Hartley School was built, the Anglicans of Gunnville took the old school, built in 1896, as their church. They renovated the building, added a chancel and called it All Saints Church. The parish, made up of only a dozen or so families, was formed 6 October 1925 by the Right Reverend Matheson. The first incumbent, The Rev WH Walker, lived in the Rectory at Wakefield and was incumbent of St. George's Parish there. Services in the 1930s were held in the evenings. Ministers in those days were Rev Cole and Rev Bolton. After them came The Rev J Dowker, the Rev J Marriott and Canon F Ison. In 1955, the Sunday School Mission Van, All Saints, visited All Saints Parish. By 1966, the church was no longer being used for church services and the congregation had begun to worship at either St George, Wakefield or St Cyprian, Teulon. On 1 September 1966, Bishop JO Anderson secularized the building. The parish was dissolved 6 June 1968. Mr N Harder, who farmed the land around All Saints, bought the land and building which was eventually torn down. The contents went to other rural churches. The organ, some pews and prayer books, went to the rectory in Gimli and the iron fence around the churchyard went to the cemetery at Dundas.

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Parish to Diocesan Archives in 1984 and 2002.

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This fonds includes a parish register for 1939-1963, a vestry book recording services for 1929-1965 and one file folder containing canonical documents (1925-1968) and correspondence.

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All files are held in the Lower Vault.

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Use of parish registers is limited to archives staff. There are no other restrictions.

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Rural Parishes Finding Aid

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Related material: Registers for Wakefield, St George (OW.100) contains entries for Gunnville, All Saints. WA history: also called Ladies Aid 11/11.

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