Fonds FD 11 - Moose Jaw Presbytery fonds

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Moose Jaw Presbytery fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Variations in title: Previously identified as Moose Jaw Presbytery sub-series (A.381.XI.D.11).

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FD 11

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  • 1915–1996 (Creation)
    Includes pre-Union records (likely Presbyterian).

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1.06 metres (approx.) textual records

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Administrative history

Moose Jaw Presbytery was one of the original 16 presbyteries established by the first General Council of the United Church of Canada (June 1925), to be part of the new Saskatchewan Conference. Initial boundaries were based on the previous Moose Jaw Presbytery, which had been part of the Presbyterian Synod of Saskatchewan. Prior to Union, in 1925, there had also been a Moose Jaw District, in Saskatchewan Conference of the Methodist Church.

In 2000, Saskatchewan Conference went from 10 presbyteries to 7, with each adopting a new name. Most pastoral charges from Moose Jaw Presbytery became part of the new Chinook Presbytery.

Custodial history

Most records in the fonds were likely transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986, with later additions brought in ca.2018. Their original provenance is largely unclear, though administrative and committee records may have come directly from presbytery secretaries, committee members, delegates or other associated individuals.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of textual materials generated by the Presbytery, its secretaries, committees and related bodies, in fulfillment of their responsibilities, as outlined in the Manual of the United Church of Canada.

Contents include: minutes; correspondence; property files; records of the Property Committee, Moose Jaw Pastoral Charges Commission (1930), Committee on Insurance, Boundaries Committee, Historical Committee, and Rural Life Committee; missionary reports from Keeler-Gilroy Mission Field (1953-1955); Pastoral Charge visitation documentation; records regarding the Saddlebag Project (1969-1978); statistics.

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Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items listed under A.381.XI.D.11 were arranged sometime before 1990. Further items, under XXIII, were arranged and added in 2018. Ministerial Association minute books were re-described as a separate fonds, in 2023.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

  • Latin

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Microfilm copy of some records also available.

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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. Please consult archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

GS-168 includes original file and series listings, in sections A.381.XI.D.11 and XXIII.SR.1189. Additional microfilm contents listed in finding aid IR-12.

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Further accruals are expected.

General note

Box numbers (orange label): 99 to 105, 106, 107, 108, 166;
Box numbers (pink label): 10429.

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Textual records: A.381.XI.D.11.1 to 17; XXIII.SR.1189

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