Fonds Acc: 88-3; 97-10; 99-46, 2006 - 25, ID# 3360 - Rev. Thomas A. and Louisa Payne fonds

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Rev. Thomas A. and Louisa Payne fonds

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CA UCA Acc: 88-3; 97-10; 99-46, 2006 - 25, ID# 3360

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  • 1917-1991 (Creation)

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Rev. Thomas A. Payne (1892-1984) served the United Church of Canada for over thirty-five years. Payne was born in Surrey, England on February 7, 1892. He moved to Canada in 1903 and began working at the age of eleven. Payne served in the First World War from 1916 to 1919. He then worked with boys at Wayside House in Fort William, Ontario, from 1921 to 1926. In 1926, Thomas A. Payne enrolled at United College. He graduated in 1934 and was ordained a United Church minister that same year. Payne also married Louisa Page Poulter in Winnipeg in 1934. Rev. Payne's first charge was Stockton-Hilton-Treesbank, Manitoba. He served various other rural charges in Manitoba including Foxwarren, Clanwilliam, Waskada, West Kildonan and in 1948 he began to serve at Ninette and in the community's sanitorium. Rev. Payne officially retired in 1961, but continued to serve Ninga-Rowland part-time and maintained his visits to the Ninette sanitorium until 1964. Returning to Winnipeg, Rev. Payne served as visiting chaplain to Grace and Misericordia hospitals from 1964 to 1972. Then from 1973 to 1979, he worked part time at the Salem Church of Christ. During his career, Payne was known for writing essays and poetry for competitions and contests. Rev. Payne died in Winnipeg in 1984.

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The records of Rev. Thomas A. & Louisa Payne were donated to the archives of the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario by Rev. Doug Martindale. The records were accessioned in 1988 and 2006.

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The surviving records of Rev. Thomas A. & Louisa Payne include: an Autobiography/manuscript entitled 'Memorabilia', date unknown; Biographical notes, clippings, and certificates, dating from 1919-1982; Baptismal card/memento from Surrey, England, dating from 1918; Sermons, sermon notes and prayers, dating from 1938-1978 (also some dates unknown); Poetry, dates unknown; Reports, essays, letters and writings pertaining to church membership, church organizations, church camps, Sunday school, Bible study, Manitoba Conference, politics, religion, European history, WWI, and literature, dating from 1930 to 1978 (also some dates unknown); Pamphlets and essays entitled 'Comfort Ye, Comfort Ye My People, Saith the Lord', 'Disabled but undefeated', and 'How do you like your neighbour?', various dates; Letters and correspondence, dating from 1919 to 1980 (also some dates unknown); Miscellaneous notes and writings, dating from 1975 to 1978; a Sketchbook containing various drawings and sketches, date unknown; P.C.T.C. diary of Rev. Payne, dating from 1960; Photographs, of Rev. Payne, church interiors and the West Kildonan United Church Choir, dates unknown; Financial records, dating from 1955 to 1965; Various booklets, pamphlets, and programs published by the United Church, dating from 1934-1964; Posters pertaining to summer camps, Boys parliament, Jack Miner, overseas missions, 25th Anniversary of the United Church, and fellowship, dating from 1929-1954 (also some dates unknown); Papers regarding Manitoba Conference, dating from 1952 to 1957; a Newsletter of Winnipeg Presbytery, dating from fall 1975; the Report of the Hospital and Custodial Institution Chaplaincy services, published by the Inner-city council of the United Church, dating from 1962; Record of supplies regarding Riverview United Church, dating from 1932; Reports and programs regarding the Kildonan United Church C.G.I.T, dating from 1941 to 1947; a Kildonan United Church program celebrating the unveiling of the Honour Roll, dating from 1944; Church histories of Ninga United Church and Roland United Church, dating from 1961 and 1963; a 50th Anniversary program, photographic post cards and a clipping regarding St. Andrew's United Church, dating from 1958 (also some dates unknown); Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, dating from 1917 to 1972; Correspondence of Vera Poulter/Payne, dating from 1930 to 1975; Script of church play entitled 'The Lost Church', date unknown; Newsletters produced by 'Voice of Women' organization and Louis Poulter Payne, dating from 1962 to 1969; Worship material and correspondence of Louisa Poulter Payne, dating from 1932 to 1956 (also some dates unknown); a map of Europe dating from WWI;Estate Correspondence dating from 1953 to 1991.

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