Fonds Acc: Ex 10; 88 - 5 - Niverville Presbyterian Church fonds

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Niverville Presbyterian Church fonds

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CA UCA Acc: Ex 10; 88 - 5

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  • 1893 - 1925 (Creation)

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3 folders textual material.
5 volumes textual material.

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Niverville Presbyterian Church began as a mission field in the late 1870's served by the Rev. Alexander McFarlane from Clearspring. Once Niverville received its own student minister, services were held in a small log house until they moved into the new schoolhouse in 1885. In 1891, Union Point, Royal (later known as Glenlea), and Niverville joined together as one charge. By 1905, the three-point charge now included Niverville, Glenlea and Grand Pointe. Niverville Presbyterian Church was built in 1907 and officially opened October 18 of that year. Around 1910, St. Nicholas (Otterburne West) joined the charge. Eventually services were discontinued at Glenlea and Grand Point and by 1914, Niverville was a one-point charge. Union Point joined Niverville with Avonlea in 1922. In 1925, the congregation officially joined The United Church of Canada to become Niverville United Church.

Custodial history

The records of Niverville Presbyterian Church came to The United Church of Canada Archives-Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario as part of several transfer of records from the Steinbach-Niverville charge, one being in 1988.

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The surviving records of the Niverville Presbyterian church include: records of the Board and Committees, including receipts and disbursements (1893-1915); records of the Sabbath School, including registers (1920-1925); records of Congregational activities, including missionary reports (1905-1913), and correspondence (1905-1918).

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Related material: See the Private Register of Rev. Thomas Hart for entries including Niverville and Union Point for Baptisms dating from 1892 to 1910 and Niverville for Marriages dating from 1890 - 1911.

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