Fonds OW.079 - Robinson's Spur, Chapel of the Mustard Seed fonds

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Robinson's Spur, Chapel of the Mustard Seed fonds

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  • 1986 (Creation)

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1 file folder
5 still images

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The Mustard Seed Chapel was originally one of many chapels in the Parish of Dynevor, St. Peter. In 1901, The Mustard Seed Chapel was built at the mouth of the Red River on the Salamona Channel by a community of Indian and Metis families who were fishermen, trappers and loggers in the surrounding bush and marshes. The Chapel was also their school. It was also called "The Little Indian Church." Between 1907 and 1910, the Chapel appears in the Synod Journal Lists as a Chapel within the Parish of St. Peter, Dynevor. Between 1911 and 1922, it appears in the Synod Journal Lists as a Chapel within the Parish of Robinson's Spur. From 1924 to 1927 the Chapel is listed in the Synod Journal Lists as a chapel within the Parish of Whytewold. At this time, the congregation attempted to restore the church. Lacking funds, the project was completed with the help of Christ Church, Selkirk. The clergyman for much of this time was the Rev Benjamin McKenzie. By 1940, most of the original congregation had moved away and the Chapel fell victim to vandalism. The parish of Whytewold assumed the maintenance and care of the Chapel, and on 6 March 1940, Whytewold`s vestry voted to move the chapel to the cemetery at Robinson's Spur, whose church had previously burned down. The Chapel has been renovated, repaired, repainted and reopened. The first service in the restored Chapel was held 12 August 1979. The Chapel remains open for an annual service in the summer.

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Parish to Diocesan Archives.

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The records of Robinson's Spur, Chapel of the Mustard Seed held at the Diocesan Archives include only a Research File.

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Research materials are stored in the Lower Vault. Still Images are filed by title and are located in the Still Images - Rural Parish Collection.

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Related material: See All Saints, Netley (OW.063) and Whytewold, All Saints (OW.103)

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