Fonds OW.092 - Stonewall, Church of the Ascension fonds

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Stonewall, Church of the Ascension fonds

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  • 1889-2002 (Creation)

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31 cm textual material
2 still images

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The parish of the Church of Ascension, Stonewall began as a mission. It was first mentioned by Bishop Machray on 23 May 1877 in his charge at Synod, describing the need for a mission to include Woodlands and Victoria. Early services in the Stonewall area were first held in the home of E. Good. After the completion of the local school house, services were held there. A church was built in 1882 and officially opened on 8 July of that year. A chancel was added in 1906. A parish hall was built in 1901, with a kitchen added in 1922. Structural problems led to the construction of a new hall beginning in July 2002. On 18 January 2003, the hall was officially opened. The Church of Ascension has long been associated with churches in surrounding parishes, including All Saints, Victoria (OW.098); St Peter, Balmoral (OW.005); St John, Brant (OW.011); and Christ Church, Stony Mountain (OW.093). At the time of description, Stonewall is associated with St Peter, Balmoral.

Custodial history

Parish to Diocese in 1984 and 1998.

Scope and content

The records of the Church of Ascension, Stonewall include: Canonical Documents (1892-1957); Titles (1958-2002); Plans (1957); Sacramental Registers (1889-1994); Record of Services (1896-1998); Vestry Minutes (1895-1915); Financial Records (1933-1938); Sunday School Cash Book (1914-1965); still images. Research file.

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Location of originals

The Canonical Documents, Titles, Plans, Research and Sacramental Registers are located in the Upper Vault. All other files and bound volumes are held in the Lower Vault. Still images are filed by title and are located in the Still Images - Rural Parishes Collection.

Availability of other formats

Parish Registers are available on microfilm reels #11 and #12.

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Use of Parish Registers is limited to Archive staff.

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Rural Parishes Finding Aid

Associated materials

Related material: See also the records of Balmoral, St Peter (OW.003); Brant, St John (OW.011); Stony Mountain, Christ Church (OW.093) and Victoria, All Saints (OW.098).

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