Fonds OW.090 - Sunnyside/Oakbank, St George fonds

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Sunnyside/Oakbank, St George fonds

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  • 1883-1888 (Creation)

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1.0 cm of textual records

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The parish of St George, Sunnyside was formed by Bishop Machray on 8 November 1887. St George's Church was built with the aid of monies from The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge The Petition for Consecration describes it as 30 feet long and 20 feet wide with a porch 6 feet by 6 feet. Bishop Machray consecrated the church on 24 May 1883. The Manitoba Weekly Free Press of June first, 1883, states that between 200 and 300 people were present for the consecration. St George, Oak Bank was linked with St Margaret, Springfield (OW.089), All Saints, Sapton (OW.084) and Christ Church, Cook's Creek (OW.018) - later known as Hazelridge. A Municipal history states that a church was moved from Moose Nose Hill cemetery to Oak Bank, and later demolished. The same history places the Sunnyside Cemetery on Moose Nose Hill. It is possible then, to suggest that it was St George's Church, Sunnyside that was moved to Oak Bank, where it was later rededicated as St George, Oak Bank. Church records certainly describe St George's as Sunnyside in the early years and then St George's, Oakbank, in the later years. There are no church records that describe the fate of St George's Church. After 1917, Oak Bank no longer appears in the Synod Journals. An undated document, signed by C.N.F. Jeffery notes that the former church property had been sold to the C.P.R.

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Parish to Diocesan Archives in 2002.

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The fonds consists of Canonical Documents (1883-1888) and Research file.

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All files are located in the Lower Vault.

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Rural Parishes Finding Aid

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Related material: See Transcona, St George (W.020), Springfield, St Margaret (OW.089) for Baptisms, Marriages and Burials. Also see Springfield/Cook's Creek/Sunnyside MS WA History â€" WA 72

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