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Abernethy-Lemberg Pastoral Charge fonds
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Abernethy Pastoral Charge was formed as a new United Church charge in 1925, containing preaching points at Abernethy, Kenlis, Chickney, and Gillespie. Around 1959 Abernethy Pastoral Charge and Lemberg Pastoral Charge amalgamated to form Abernethy-Lemberg Pastoral Charge (a.k.a. Lemberg-Abernethy Pastoral Charge). This was combined with Balcarres-Pheasant Forks Pastoral Charge ca.1969, to create Pheasant Creek Larger Parish. In 1989, the Parish split into Abernethy-Lemberg, Balcarres, and Duff Pastoral Charges.
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Lemberg Pastoral Charge was formed as a new United Church charge in 1925, part of Abernethy Presbytery and containing preaching points at Lemberg, Rosewood and Neudorf. Around 1959 Abernethy Pastoral Charge and Lemberg Pastoral Charge amalgamated to form Abernethy-Lemberg Pastoral Charge (a.k.a. Lemberg-Abernethy Pastoral Charge). This was combined with Balcarres-Pheasant Forks Pastoral Charge ca.1969, to create Pheasant Creek Larger Parish. In 1989, the Parish split into Abernethy-Lemberg, Balcarres, and Duff Pastoral Charges.
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Pheasant Creek Larger Parish was a pastoral charge created around 1969, from an amalgamation of Abernethy-Lemberg Pastoral Charge (with Abernethy, Lemberg and Neudorf points), Balcarres-Pheasant Forks Pastoral Charge (with Balcarres, Duff and Lorlie points) and File Hills "Indian" Pastoral Charge. Around 1980, File Hills separated to re-establish itself as a separate charge.
As of July 1, 1989, the charge was split into Abernethy-Lemberg (a.k.a. Lemberg-Abernethy), Balcarres, and Duff Pastoral Charges.
Original provenance for many of the records in the fonds is unclear. Initial items were transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986. Further additions were likely received around 2004 and 2013.
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The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Abernethy Pastoral Charge, Lemberg Pastoral Charge, Abernethy-Lemberg Pastoral Charge, as well as predecessors, successors (including Pheasant Creek Larger Parish) and constituent churches – their boards, committees and related bodies, and local women’s units.
Contents include: minutes of church boards, councils, trustees, stewards, and congregational meetings; minutes and other records from local Ladies Aid Societies, Women’s Missionary Societies (W.M.S.), Woman’s Association (W.A.), and United Church Women (U.C.W.) groups; Sunday School records; membership records; some financial records and annual reports; church record books and registers documenting baptisms, marriages and burials in Abernethy, Adanac, Swarthmore, Langemark, Lemberg, Rosewood, Kenlis, Neudorf, and nearby area(s).
Immediate source of acquisition
Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items under A.381.XV.A were arranged and listed as local church records sometime before 1990, with further batches (under XV.SA and XV.SR) added in 2004, 2013 and 2018. The fonds was created in 2023, based on historical relationships between the charges, records previously listed and any new accruals.
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Some records are restricted, to protect personal information.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the conditions of the Copyright Act. Church registers may not be photographed, scanned or otherwise copied without written permission from the Regional Council. Please consult archivist for assistance.
GS-168 includes original file listings.
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Further accruals are expected.
Textual records: A.381.XV.A.5 to A.58, A.1592 to A.1595, A.1833 to A.1854, A.2522 to A.2528, A.4554 to A.4556; A.923.XV.SA.3972 to SA.3973; A.1107.XV.SR.108 to SR.112; XV.SR.1328 to SR.1330