Fonds OW.098 - Victoria, All Saints fonds

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Victoria, All Saints fonds

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  • 1905-1997 (Creation)

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3.0 cm textual records
15 still images and negatives

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All Saints Anglican Church, Victoria, was built in 1877. Services, however, had been held prior to the church's construction in private homes. Funds were raised for church building fund by the Right Reverend S.P. Matheson, then a young divinity student taking services in the district. While in England in 1876, Matheson collected monies for the building fund, on the condition that the church be named All Saints, after a parish church in Shrewsbury, England. The church was built and opened 23 December 1877, making All Saints, Victoria the first Anglican church to be built outside of the Red River Settlement. The parish of All Saints, Victoria was formed by the Right Reverend Machray on 5 July 1886. A belfry was built in February 1897. The church was consecrated by the Right Reverend Matheson on 13 February 1918. A cemetery was consecrated later that year on 7 July. The church was closed in 1954. During its history, Victoria received service from Stonewall, Church of Ascension (OW.093) and Teulon, St Cyprian (OW.095). By 1970, the church had become a victim of vandalism and theft, and the church fell into disrepair. Descendents of Victoria's early parishioners saved the church from demolition and in September of 1971, a service celebrating the church's restoration was held. The church underwent more serious renovations throughout the 1980s and in April 1997, All Saints was designated a Manitoba Heritage Building in recognition of its age and its historic dovetail log construction. With Heritage Grant money, the roof was reshingled in 2004. At the time of description, All Saints, Victoria is open for special services, as well as weddings and funerals.

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Parish to Diocesan Archives in 2002.

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The records of Victoria, All Saints held at the Diocesan Archives include: Canonical Documents (1886-1918); Titles (1947-1960); Correspondence re: Building (1970-2004); Record of Service book (1905-1954); still images. Research file.

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Parish Registers are also available on microfilm, reel #12.

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Rural Parishes Finding Aid

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Related material: Anderson, papers. DRL91-1 See Register #1 from Stonewall, Church of the Ascension (OW.092) See Register #5 from Teulon, St Cyprian (OW.095) See access policy.

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