Fonds PR3533 - United Church of Canada, Edmonton South Presbytery fonds

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United Church of Canada, Edmonton South Presbytery fonds

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    PR3533

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    • 1966-1972 (Creation)

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    0.03 m of textual records

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    (1966-1972)

    Administrative history

    The Edmonton South Presbytery was established in 1966 and consisted of pastoral charges located in South Edmonton and beyond in the bounds of the original Edmonton Presbytery (1925-1966). Edmonton South Presbytery functioned until 1972 when it was dissolved by Alberta Conference, along with Edmonton North Presbytery and Edmonton Centre Presbytery. In their place was created a metropolitan presbytery for pastoral charges in the City of Edmonton, called Edmonton Presbytery (1972-) and a non-metropolitan presbytery in the surrounding Edmonton area, known as Yellowhead Presbytery. Changes over time to the pastoral charges are documented in the year books published by The United Church of Canada.

    The court of presbytery included ordained and lay members, as well as any corresponding members as prescribed in The Manual of The United Church of Canada. The officers included a chairperson, secretary, treasurer, and various standing committees.

    As with all United Church presbyteries, Edmonton South Presbytery was responsible for: the oversight of pastoral charges and the promotion of religious life within its bound; receiving and transmitting petitions and appeals; dealing with matters sent down by a higher court, the constitution of an executive to continue the work of the presbytery between meetings; the election of lay members to the Conference; the submission of an annual report and minutes to the Conference; any special appointments; the receipt of reports from lay organizations; assessments from pastoral charges for providing for the work of presbytery; requests involving real property within its bounds; amalgamations, closures, re-alignments of pastoral charges and congregations; receiving petitions involving incorporation; appointment of Ministry personnel and candidates for ministry; oversight of the pastoral relationship and of ministry personnel on its roll; and the review of pastoral charge and congregation records.

    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 (1966-1972); correspondence (1967); and sundry financial statements (1966-1970).

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    Immediate source of acquisition

    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.

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

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        None

        Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

        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 United Church of Canada Edmonton Centre Presbytery fonds PR3531 and Edmonton North Presbytery fonds PR3532 in the United Church of Canada Alberta and Northwest Conference Archives, located at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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        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 accessions: PR1975.0387 and PR1979.0015.

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