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Saskatoon Presbytery fonds
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- Textual record
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- Variations in title: Previously identified as Saskatoon Presbytery sub-series (A.381.XI.D.16).
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- United Church of Canada Saskatoon Presbytery
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1.3 metres (approx.) textual records
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Saskatoon 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 Saskatoon Presbytery, which had been part of the Presbyterian Synod of Saskatchewan. Prior to Union, in 1925, there had also been a Saskatchewan District, in the 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 Saskatoon Presbytery became part of the new River Bend Presbytery.
Most records in the fonds were likely transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986, with later additions brought in between ca.1990 and 2011. Their original provenance is unclear, though administrative and committee records may have come directly from presbytery secretaries, committee members, delegates or other associated individuals.
From 1925 through to 1982, the official repository for Conference, Presbytery and local records of the United Church in Saskatchewan was at St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon). In 1982, the Conference signed an agreement to house their records with the Saskatchewan Archives Board (later Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan), while still retaining ownership and management responsibilities. The collections were gradually relocated and continue to be stored with the Provincial Archives, to the present day.
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; reports; correspondence; statistics; pastoral charge surveys; property documents; financial records; files relating to Education and Students [Committee]; and records from the Archives and Church Records Committee, Rural Life Committee, the Church Extension Committees, the Missionary and Maintenance Committee, and the Evangelism and Social Services Committee.
Immediate source of acquisition
Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items formerly listed under A.381.XI.D.16 were arranged sometime before 1990. Materials listed under A.785 were likely arranged and added later.
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Availability of other formats
Microfilm copy of some records available for viewing at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, Regina office (microfilm reference number R.10).
Restrictions on access
Some records may be 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.
GS-168 includes original file and series listings, in section A.381.XI.D.16, as well as A.785.SA.941 and SA.1350 to SA.1356. Microfilm contents listed in finding aid IR-12.
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- United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference (Subject)
- Saskatoon Balmoral Pastoral Charge (Subject)
- Saskatoon Bethel Pastoral Charge (Subject)
- Saskatoon Grosvenor Park Pastoral Charge (Subject)
- Saskatoon Second Street Pastoral Charge (Subject)
- United Church of Canada. Division of Mission (Subject)