Fonds F-341 - All Saints' Parish (Ladner, Delta, B.C.) fonds

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All Saints' Parish (Ladner, Delta, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1881-2012 (Creation)
    All Saints' Parish (Ladner, Delta, B.C.)
    Ladner (B.C.)

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71 cm textual records

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Bishop A. W. Sillitoe, the first bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster, made his first "parish" visit upon arriving in his diocese, to the Fraser River settlement of Ladner's Landing, also known as Trennant. Impressed by the efforts of the people to meet him there, he offered to match funds raised by local Anglicans to build a church and pay a clergyman. As a result of the bishop's offer a Church Committee was formed: it met, with the bishop present on August 24, 1880. Land was donated and funds were raised and by 1881, a deacon, The Rev. William Bell, was appointed to serve Trennant, as the parish was initially named. At that time, the Trennant parish included all of Delta, Richmond and Surrey. Currently, the parish serves the Ladner area of Richmond. Mr. Bell served the parish until 1885. For the next eight years the parish was served by a number of Priests-in-charge , as well as two vicars. The parish shared an incumbant with St. David, Delta from 1953 to 1960. The first church building was completed by November 1881, a rectory was built a few years later, and a church hall was erected in 1923. As parish needs changed, parish building needs were reconsidered. A replacement rectory was completed and occupied in 1964 and a new church hall was built in 1978. An extensive fund-raising campaign was undertaken in the early 1980's to pay for needed renovations to the original, then 103 year old, building. The plan was to double the seating capacity while preserving the heritage value of the original building. The "old" building was moved 100 feet to allow for this. The first service in the reconstructed church was held on May 26, 1985.

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Fonds consists of vital statistics records, service registers, vestry records, church committee records, worship records, parish organizations records, historical reference material, and non-textual records. Includes Parish registers including Baptisms register (1881-1959), Baptismal registers (1959-1996), Marriage registers (1913-1951), Banns of marriage register (1960-1990), Civil marriage registers (1920-1966), Burials registers (1893-1894, 1914-1946); Service register (1898-1915, 1926-1942); vestry minutes together with church committee minutes (1880-1958), financial records (1881-1912, 1963-1965), building records (1984); church committee minutes (1880-1943); material by and about parish clergy (predominant 1970), Altar Guild minutes and corresppondence (1950-1970); youth organizations minutes and financial records (1920-1938), women's groups minutes books, annual reports, cash books (1907-1917, 1918-1973); parish history (1980, 1992) together with five Bishop's Sillitoe photocopied letters to the parish (1881); graphic material; architectural plans; microfilmed copy of parish registers.

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Microfilm copies of registers, except service, available.

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All records are subject to the British Columbia Personal Information Privacy Act (PIPA)

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Alpha-numeric designations: Inmagic identifier: 1705
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Parish registers include: baptisms (1881-1959), confirmations (1914-1970), banns (1915, 1946-1947), marriages (1914-1951), burials (1893-1894, 1914-1968).
Data entry data: 30/05/1997 13:54

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