Fonds 80-8; 81-22; 87-55; 91-28; 92-38; 02-08 - Westminster Presbyterian Church fonds

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Westminster Presbyterian Church fonds

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CA UCA 80-8; 81-22; 87-55; 91-28; 92-38; 02-08

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  • 1893-1924 (Creation)

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1m textual records, photographs

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Westminster Presbyterian Church existed in Winnipeg from 1893 until 1925. Members of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church originally met to discuss the organization of the Westminster congregation in the fall of 1892. With permission from Presbytery granted, Dr. A. B. Baird conducted the first service of the new congregation on Jan 1, 1893 in Victoria Hall on Notre Dame Ave. In May 1893, the Westminster congregation called its first permanent minister, Rev C. B. Pitblado. By 1894, the first Westminster Presbyterian Church structure was completed on the south-east corner of Notre Dame and Charlotte Ave. In 1912, construction began on a new church that could accommodate the large Westminster congregation. Governor General Earl Grey laid the cornerstone of the new church at Maryland and Buell (Westminster). In anticipation of church union the stone read only 'Westminster Church'. The second Westminster Presbyterian Church was dedicated in June 1912. In 1925, Westminster Presbyterian Church joined the United Church of Canada, becoming Westminster United Church.

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The records of Westminster Presbyterian Church came to the conference archives of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario as part of several transfers of records between 1980 and 1993.

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The surviving records of Westminster Presbyterian Church are arranged in the following series: Sacramental Registers, pertaining to Marriages, 1903-1921; Membership Rolls and records of the Session, including historic roll and minutes, 1893-1920; records of Annual Congregational Meetings and Annual Reports, 1893-1920; records pertaining to the Board of Stewards/Deacon's Court and church property, including minutes, 1892-1921; records of lay associations, including Ladies Aid and Home Missionary Society, 1898-1924; and reference material, including orders of services and photographs.

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Related material: See records of Westminster United Church for records pertaining to Westminster Presbyterian Church dating from 1912.

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