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Shellbrook-Leask Pastoral Charge fonds
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1.9 metres (approx.) of textual records
5 photographs: prints, col., 15x10 cm, 25x20cm, 31x21cm, 27.5x20cm
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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.
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Leask Pastoral Charge was formed as a United Church charge in 1925, part of Prince Albert Presbytery and consisting of Leask, The Reserve, and Kilwinning. As of 1932, the re-named Blaine Lake and Leask Pastoral Charge (just Blaine Lake Pastoral Charge by 1936) included Craigmore, Mt. Olive and Carleton Union points. By 1958, the name had returned to Leask Pastoral Charge and by 1962, it had become Leask - Shell Lake Pastoral Charge, with Blaine Lake, Craigmore and Mildred appointments.
Around 1965, the charge returned to the name Leask Pastoral Charge, with points at Blaine Lake and Craigmore. The point at Shell Lake moved to Spiritwood Pastoral Charge. By 1972, Leask joined the Shellbrook and Craigmore points to form Shellbrook-Leask Pastoral Charge.
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 around 1988, 2006, 2009 and 2021.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Shellbrook Pastoral Charge, Leask Pastoral Charge, their predecessors and constituent congregations – church boards, committees and related bodies, local women’s units and other groups.
Contents include: minutes of official boards, Church Councils and Trustees, Stewards, Session, congregational, Sunday School and various committee meetings; records of local Ladies Aid Societies, Women’s Missionary Society (W.M.S.), Woman’s Association (W.A.) and United Church Women (UC.W.) groups; reports and newsletters; communion and historic rolls; financial records and property files; bulletins and photographs; Home Mission Record Books and registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials held at Knox United Church (Shellbrook), Trinity Untied Church (Leask), Blaine Lake, Balmoral, Craigmore, Mount Olive, 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.SC, and XV.SR) were added between 1988 and 2022. 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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Further accruals are expected.