Fonds OW.068 - Peguis, All Saints/ St Peter/ St Matthew fonds

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Peguis, All Saints/ St Peter/ St Matthew fonds

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  • 1912 - 1989 (Creation)

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38.5 cm textual material

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In 1907, the Saulteaux and Swampy Cree that built and worshipped at St Peter, Dynevor (OW.022) were moved to the Peguis Reserve, 90 miles northwest of Winnipeg. In 1911, The Rev Edward Thomas, a native missionary, conducted services in the local school house until a mission house was built at a central location on the Reserve that same year. The mission house was destroyed by fire shortly afterwards, but was soon replaced. The Peguis Reserve is served by three churches. St Matthew was built several miles south of the Mission House in 1922. Prior to the church's construction, worship had been held in the school house. By 1920, the congregation had grown so large that a church was needed. The South Peguis Woman's Auxiliary, founded in 1913 by Rev Maurice Sanderson's wife, made a substantial donation to the Church Building Fund. Two years later, St Matthew's Church was completed. The WA also furnished the building. St Peter's Church, built at Centre Peguis, was constructed in 1922. It was preceded by a small chapel built with the assistance of the All Saints Woman's Auxiliary, North Peguis. Around 1930, All Saints Church was built at North Peguis. This church building was moved to the Jackhead Reserve in 1964 and renamed St James. A new church was built that had a basement hall and central heating. In the late 1960's, the incumbent moved off the Reserve and the Mission House was eventually torn down. The Peguis Parishes have long been associated with St John, Fisherton (OW.029), St Philip, Hodgson (OW.040) and St James, Jackhead (OW.043).

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Parish to Diocesan Archives in 1966; 1978; 1989; 1990; 1995; and 1998.

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The records of the Peguis churches held at the Diocese of Rupert's Land Archives include: Canonical Documents (1938-1976); Blueprints (1922-1979); Titles ([1918]-1970); Sacramental registers (1912-1989); Record of Services (1931-1987); Records of the Vestry (1923-1932); and Records of the W.A. (1933-1938). Research file.

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Registers are also available in microfilm. (Rolls 4 and 5)

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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 Manuscript Papers of Maurice Sanderson (M.34); Dynevor, St Peter (OW.022); Hodgson, St Philip (OW.040); Fisherton, St John (OW.029); the records of the W.A.; the Sam Waller Still Images Collection; and the Library collection, which includes the book Shall We Gather at the River by George Van der Goes Ladd (L.0189).

Associated material: Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land (Acc: DRL-84-62; DRL-84-102)


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