Fonds UC UCA Acc. 1996-11; 2009-06; 2015-20; 2019-09 - Roblin Pastoral Charge fonds

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Roblin Pastoral Charge fonds

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CA UCA UC UCA Acc. 1996-11; 2009-06; 2015-20; 2019-09

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  • 1904-2016 (Creation)
    Roblin Pastoral Charge

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The communities of Roblin and Tummel, which currenly make up the Roblin Pastoral Charge, are located West of Dauphin on or near the Canadian National Railway line, near the Saskatchewan border. The first records of services date from the 1880s. Methodists met at Stirling School, Cromarty and Roblin. Presbyterians met at Berrygrove, Wyndham, Roblin, Tummel and Cranbrook. Ordained Methodist and Presbyterian ministers first came to the area around 1904 in the wake of the westard moving railway and expanding settlement. The first ordained Presbyterian minister came to Roblin (formerly known as Goose Lake) in 1904 and held services in Roblin and Tummel. Previously Tummel had been part of the Shellmouth Field and services had been held there since 1885. In 1904, Tummel became part of the Roblin Field along with Castleavery. The Presbyterian Church building was begun in Roblin in 1908. The first Methodist minister also arrived around 1904 and the first Methodist church was opened in Roblin in 1909. Co-operation between these two denominations began early. Joint initiatives included a Union Christian Endeavour Society formed in 1905 and a joint Young People's Society formed in 1912. The Presbyterians and Methodists decided to form a Union congregation in 1916 and thereafter used the former Presbyterian Church. The former Methodist Church was taken over by the Free Methodists and later the Pentecostals. Tummel Union Church was also formed the same year. Makaroff United Church joined the Roblin Field in 1966: however they closed their building in 1974. Tummel United Church is still open. Roblin has been part of Northland Presbytery since its creation in 1966. Prior to that Roblin was part of the Dauphin Presbytery.

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Records of the Roblin Pastoral Charge came to the Conference Archives as a transfer of records in 1996, 2009, 2015, and 2017. For a detailed and up-to-date custodial history please see Keeper for accession records.

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The fonds consists of the contents of: Registers of Baptisms (1904-1958), Marriages (1904-1974), Burials (1904-1981); Circuit register (1908-1963); Board and Congregational minutes (1911-1989); Session minutes (1924-1993); Image of Rev. Hawley; Annual reports (1968, 1981-2016); Pictorial directories (1985, 2003, 2012); Board of Stewards minutes (1948-1990); Ladies Aid (1928-1967); United Church Women (1967-1973); Treasurer's books (1929-1972); Property and financial records (1909-1956, 1991-2015); Youth records (1958-1967);

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