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Canwood (Sask.)

Big River Pastoral Charge

  • SCAA-UCCS-0267
  • Corporate body
  • 1925–

Big River Pastoral Charge was originally formed in 1925, as the United Church's Eldred Mission Field, part of Prince Albert Presbytery and containing preaching points at Eldred and Big River. It was listed as an aid-receiving Pastoral Charge in 1926. By 1932, the name had changed to Big River Pastoral Charge, with points at Big River, Eldred and Sturgeon Heights. As of 1936, the charge included Black Duck, De Laronde, Reed and Stoney Lake. South Stoney and Swanston were also added ca.1940. By 1962, the charge consisted of just Big River, Debden and Rapid Bend.

Around 1972, Big River and Canwood (previously part of Shellbrook-Leask Pastoral Charge) amalgamated to form Big River - Canwood Pastoral Charge. Canwood's Trinity United Church closed March 30 2010, leaving just Big River's First United Church in the pastoral charge. As of April 27, 2012, the name returned to Big River Pastoral Charge.

Canwood Pastoral Charge

  • SCAA-UCCS-0268
  • Corporate body
  • 1926–ca.1950

Foxdale Pastoral Charge was formed around 1926, as an aid-receiving United Church charge, part of Prince Albert Presbytery. By 1932, the charge included Foxdale, Canwood, Silver Cliff and Sturgeon River points, and was listed as Canwood-Foxdale Pastoral Charge. As of 1936, the name had shifted to Canwood Pastoral Charge and it consisted of just Canwood, Polwarth and Silver Cliff. Marchant Grove was added and Silver Cliff removed by 1940. Sometime between 1946 and 1951, the points moved into Shellbrook Pastoral Charge.

Around 1972, Canwood moved from Shellbrook Pastoral Charge (which became Shellbrook-Leask) to Big River Pastoral Charge, which was re-named Big River - Canwood Pastoral Charge. Canwood's Trinity United Church closed March 30 2010, leaving just Big River's First United Church and the charge would return to the name Big River Pastoral Charge.

Shellbrook Pastoral Charge

  • SCAA-UCCS-
  • Corporate body
  • 1925–20??

Shellbrook Pastoral Charge was formed as a United Church charge in 1925, part of Prince Albert Presbytery and consisting of Shellbrook, Hilldrop and Jack Pine appointments. As of 1932, the charge consisted of Shellbrook, Hilldrop, Cameo and Wild Rose. Rozilee and Briarlea also joined them, by 1936, as well as Holbein and Parcee, ca.1940. Between 1946 and 1951, Canwood, Polwarth and Marchant Grove (previously Canwood Pastoral Charge) moved to Shellbrook Pastoral Charge, alongside Cameo, Foxdale, and Shellbrook points. By 1962, the only remaining points listed were Shellbrook, Canwood and Marchant Grove (until ca.1967).

Around 1972, Canwood moved to Big River Pastoral Charge (soon after re-named Big River - Canwood Pastoral Charge) and Shellbrook joined with points at Craigmore and Leask to create Shellbrook-Leask Pastoral Charge. After 1975 or so, Craigmore is no longer listed in the charge (it may have closed). Leask closed October 29, 2005.