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Maymont, Speers, and Borden Pastoral Charges fonds
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1.25 metres (approx.) of textual records
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Maymont Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925, as a United Church charge containing preaching points at Maymont, Fielding and Eastbourne. Prior to this, Methodists and Presbyterians both had congregations in the area, including Fielding Union Church (formed 1918, through unification of local Presbyterians and Methodists).
Between 1951 and 1958, Ruddell joined Maymont Pastoral Charge (from Ruddell-Denholm Pastoral Charge) and it remained until around 1966, when the charge combined with Borden-Radisson and Speers-Richard Pastoral Charges to form the shared ministry Maymont Larger Parish. Four appointments continued -- Borden, Maymont, Radisson, and Speers -- while Ruddell, Fielding, and others closed. On August 1, 2004, Radisson also closed. The shared charge was dissolved June 30, 2005, and the three remaining points re-formed as separate Pastoral Charges: Maymont, Speers and Borden.
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Speers Pastoral Charge was formed as a United Church charge in 1925, part of Battleford Presbytery and containing preaching points at Speers, Keystone, Keatley and Wangarren [Wanganui?]. By 1932, listed points were Speers, Hafford, Keatley, and Keystone. With the addition of Richard (between 1932 and 1936), the name changed to Speers-Richard Pastoral Charge. As of 1940, only Speers, Richard, Bromley, Hafford and Keatley were listed in the charge. Around 1967, the charge combined with Maymont and Borden-Radisson Pastoral Charges to form the shared ministry Maymont Larger Parish. After the shared ministry was dissolved, in 2005, Speers Pastoral Charge was re-established.
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Borden Pastoral Charge was formed as a United Church charge in 1925, part of Battleford Presbytery and containing the Borden preaching point, as well as Halcyonia and Thistle Dale (as of 1926). By 1932, Thistle Dale was no longer listed and the charge had amalgamated with Radisson to form Borden-Radisson Pastoral Charge, with points at Borden, Halcyonia and Radisson. Around 1967, the charge combined with Maymont and Speers-Richard Pastoral Charges to form the shared ministry Maymont Larger Parish. After the shared ministry was dissolved, in 2005, Borden Pastoral Charge was re-established.
Original provenance for many of the records in the fonds is unclear. Initial items were transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986. Further batches of records were added between 1992 and 2006.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Maymont Larger Parish and its predecessors and successors, including Borden, Borden-Radisson (including Halcyonia), Maymont (including Fielding and Eastbourne), Speers and Speers-Richard Pastoral Charges, as well as their constituent congregations – church boards, committees and related bodies, local women’s units and other groups.
Contents include: minutes of official boards and Trustees, Stewards, Session, congregational, committees, and Sunday School meetings; records of local Ladies Aid Societies, Woman’s Association (W.A.) and United Church Women (UC.W.) groups; minutes from local youth Explorer and C.G.I.T. units; various financial records; some reports, clippings and correspondence; communion rolls and Circuit Registers; a Mission Station record book from Fielding and Eastbourne; and registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials held at Maymont (Sharon United), Fielding, Eastbourne, Radisson (Zion United, St. Paul’s Presbyterian), Borden (Methodist, United), Halcyonia, Lilac, Keatley, Keystone, Bromley, Rabbit Lake, Mullingar, Richard, Speers, and related locations.
Immediate source of acquisition
Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items under XV.A and XV.B were arranged and listed as local church records sometime before 1990 and the accruals (under XV.SA, XV.SC) were added between 1990 and 2006. The fonds was created in 2022, to include records previously listed and any later additions.
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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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Textual records: A.381.XV.A.1143 to A.1151, A.2126 to A.2154, A.3070 to A.3077, A.3920 to A.3923, A.7195; A.381.XV.B.344; A.394.XV.SA.2274, SA.2275, SA.2289; A.785.XV.SA.607 to SA.610; A.817.XV.SA.1600 to SA.1613; A.923.XV.SA.2276 to SA.2288, SA.2629, SA.2634, SA.3203 to SA.3236, SA.3780 to SA.3784; A.1078.XV.SC.186 to SC.187; A.1084.XV.SC.1088, SC.1143 to SC.1150; A.1094.XV.SC.1233 to SC.1235