Fonds - Presbyterian Church of Richmond/Marpole fonds

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Presbyterian Church of Richmond/Marpole fonds

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    • 1885-1968 (Creation)
      Presbyterian Church of Richmond/Marpol

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    4.5 cm of textual materials (3 v.)

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    (1886 -)

    Administrative history

    The first Presbyterian service was held by Rev. John Hall at the home of Hugh McRoberts on Sea Island in May 1861. The Union Church was built in Marpole (Vancouver) in 1871, its moniker deriving from the fact it served Presbyterians, Anglicans, and Methodists. The first Presbyterian church edifice was opened on July 4 1886 on Sea Island with Rev Robert Jamison officiating, a month before the Presbyterian Church in Vancouver was dedicated. The church was built in New Westminster and was floated down the Fraser River to the eastern shore of Sea Island and placed at the foot of Miller Road. The two churches were then overseen by Rev. T. G. Thompson. The Sea Island church burned down in the early 1930’s.

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    The records were in the possession of Ms. Betty Goodwin who acted on the behalf of the church as the unofficial caretaker of these archival records until they were transfered to the archives in 1998.

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    The fonds consists of 3 bound volumes of baptismal and session records. The records capture event at the Marpole and Sea Island churches.
    The records have been arranged in two series: Baptismal Records (1885-1968) and Sessional Records (1885-1935).

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    The records were microfilmed in 1998. It is recommended that, for research purposes, the microfilms be consulted in order to preserve the originals.

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