Fonds W.039 - Winnipeg, St Stephen fonds

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Winnipeg, St Stephen fonds

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CA DRL W.039

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  • 1913-1998 (Creation)

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30.5 cm textual material
2 still images

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St Stephen's Parish was formed on 5 November 1913. It had been originally founded as a mission of St John's Cathedral with Reverend Canon Murray taking the first services. Worship was initially held in the East Kildonan School before moving to the Polson School. St Stephen's Church was built in 1912 on land donated by Morrison Sutherland. The church was consecrated in 1948 and the early parish also included St Timothy, St Saviour and Emmanuel. In 1959 a new basement was completed and used as a parish hall. In 1978 a new sanctuary was built and the old church was remodelled and renamed Ison Hall. The marble baptismal font and stained glass windows were retained from the old church. On 25 June 1998 the church was consecrated. St Stephen founded a number of missions as well. The Washington Avenue Mission, located at 425 Washington Avenue, began in 1922. As the years past, Anglican influence in the mission began to wane and the last ministers in the mission actually belonged to the United Church. The mission closed in 1962 and the building was sold to the Washington Avenue Fellowship. In 1955, St Matthias Mission was founded. The bulk of the mission work was centred on Sunday School classes held in Neil Campbell School. This mission also closed in 1962.

Custodial history

Parish to Diocese in 1984 and 1997.

Scope and content

The records of St Stephen Church held at the Diocese Archives include: Canonical Documents (1913-1998); Titles (1951-1978); records of St Matthias Mission (1960-1962); Sacramental Registers (1929-1982); Record of Service book (1941-1948); and photographs. Research File

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Location of originals

Canonical Documents, Titles, Sacramental Registers, Research Files, and St Matthias records are located in the Upper Vault. The Record of Service book is stored in the Lower Vault in Box #92.

Availability of other formats

All Sacramental registers, with the exception of W.039/11, 12 and 13 are on microfilm rolls #W25 and #W26. Use of microfilm is restricted to archive staff.

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Use of parish registers is restricted to archive staff.

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Finding aids

Winnipeg Parishes Finding Aid

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Related material: Photographs are located in the Still Images - City Parishes Collection filed under title.

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Further accruals are expected.

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