Fonds PC011 - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Melbourne) fonds

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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Melbourne) fonds

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  • 1925-1994, predominant 1970-1990 (Creation)

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0,08 m of textual records. - 8 photographs (b&w and col.).

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The congregation of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was established in 1837. In 1839, it united with the Melbourne Congregational Church under the name United Presbyterian and Congregational Church of Melbourne. This union was abolished the next year. From 1886 to 1993, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Melbourne was united with Chalmers Presbyterian Church in Richmond. When the United Church of Canada was established in 1925, St. Andrew's Church remained Presbyterian. In 1997, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Melbourne was amalgamated with St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church also in Melbourne. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church is under the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of Quebec of the Synod of Quebec and Eastern Ontario of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The Church is governed by the congregation and the Church Courts (Board of Managers and Session) in co-operation with committees, societies, and organizations within the Church, such as the Sunday School and the Women's Missionary Society.

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The fonds contains source material on the congregation's affairs for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Melbourne from 1925 to 1994. It consists mainly of orders of service and annual reports. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Session (1971-1988), Congregation (1962-1994), Board of Managers (1968-1975), Women's Organizations (1978-[198-?]), Other Organizations (1983), Photographs ([198-?]), and Miscellaneous Documents (1925-1992).

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The fonds was loaned for 50 years in 1996 by the Presbytery of Quebec of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.


The classification of the fonds is based on the file classification plan established by Sylvie Côté, ETRC Archivist, for local Presbyterian Church records. Individual churches do not all have records falling in each of the system's prearranged series, subseries, and files. This fonds is an example, as it comprises only seven series out of a possible nine.

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The documents are in English.

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Further accruals are expected.

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1 février, 2016

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