Fonds PR3492 - Presbyterian Church in Canada, Presbytery of Medicine Hat fonds

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Presbyterian Church in Canada, Presbytery of Medicine Hat fonds

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    • 1914-1925 (Creation)

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    0.03 m of textual records

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    Administrative history

    The Presbytery of Medicine Hat was erected on September 4, 1914 on the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and situated within the Synod of Alberta. The Presbytery administered the work and life of the Church in the vicinity of Medicine Hat, Alberta and had oversight of the Presbyterian congregations within its bounds. As a court of the Presbyterian Church, the presbytery was responsible for church property, missions, Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, statistics and finance, colleges and the examination of students, and the review of church records. Like all presbyteries, its officers included a moderator, a clerk, a treasurer, clergy, and elders.

    The Presbytery of Medicine Hat continued to function until 1925 when The Presbyterian Church in Canada united with The Methodist Church and The Congregational Churches of Canada to form The United Church of Canada. The Presbytery of Medicine Hat was dissolved in 1925 when its members joined The United Church and the new entity known as The United Church of Canada Medicine Hat Presbytery was created. As the Presbyterian vote in favour of Union was not unanimous, The Presbyterian Church in Canada continued to exist after 1925 for those Presbyterian members who did not join The United Church of Canada. It is unknown if the Presbytery of Medicine Hat continued to exist as a post-Union Presbyterian entity.

    Custodial history

    Records deposited under accession number PR1975.0387 were acquired sometime prior to 1975 however there is no surviving record of the details.

    Scope and content

    The fonds consists of minutes (1914-1925); certificate of transfer, testimonial, authorization of proxy (1925); minutes of interim meeting (1925); returns on ministers, students and licentiates (1925); Treasurer's accounts (1915-1925) of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, Presbytery of Medicine Hat.

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    In 1975, the Conference entered into a permanent loan agreement with the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) for the physical custody and control of the holdings of the Conference Archives and the records were relocated to the PAA in that same year.


    The materials have been arranged chronologically and in accordance with the congregational series arrangement plan.

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        The material is in English.

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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required. See Conference Archivist.

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        Inventory is available.

        Associated materials

        For additional materials please see the fonds of the regional Presbyteries of the pre 1925 Presbyterian Church PR3487-PR3495 in the United Church of Canada Alberta and Northwest Conference Archives, located at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information in the Administrative History was sourced from the fonds.

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        Includes the following accession: PR1975.0387.

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