Fonds F-378 - Christ Church Cathedral Parish (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

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Christ Church Cathedral Parish (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1889-2012 (Creation)
    Christ Church Cathedral Parish (Vancouver, B.C.)

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1250 cm of textual records and other material

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Founded in 1889 as a parish, Christ Church was designated the Cathedral of the Diocese of New Westminster in 1929.

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Fonds consists of parish registers (1889-1920, 1932-1940), baptism registers (1919-1992), banns registers (1906-1942, 1954-1990), marriage registers (1910-1920, 1991-1992), civil registers (1920-1991), burial register (1920-1991), confirmation registers (1941-1992); service registers (1888-1984), vestry records (1894-1977), parish council records (1892-1893, 1895-1908, 1913-1931, 1935-1986), trustees records, correspondence, minutes, reports, constitution and by-laws, legal records, financial records, statistics, membership lists, women's organizations records, men's organization records, girls' organization records, Sunday school records, choir records, newsletters, histories, historical files, manuscripts, notes, scrapbooks, printed material, clippings, architectural records, photographs, postcards, prints, drawing and sound recordings.
Includes material relating to redevelopment controversy in early 1970's; miscellaneous material relating to Diocesan Synod and General Synod; records of Diocesan Centennial Committee (copies in part); correspondence of Deans.

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  • English

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Some records are microfilmed, some photos have been scanned

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

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Alpha-numeric designations: Inmagic identifier: 1702
General note: Title based on fonds contents.
Other material in extent includes ca. 860 photographs, ca. 140 architectural records, 21 slides, 7 postcards, 6 sound cassettes, 5 sound discs, 2 prints and 1 drawing.
General note: 21.0 cm of text, 5 microfilm reels and 2 postcards are held in the Diocese of New Westminster Archives; the rest of the fonds is held in the Cathedral Archives.
General note: Governing body of the parish has been called Church Committee, Executive Committee and Advisory Committee; this body is identified as "parish council" in all descriptions in this guide.
General note: Parish registers include: baptisms (1889-1919, 1932-1935), confirmations (1889-1919, 1933-1940), marriages (1889-1910?), burials (1889-1920).
Data entry data: 30/05/1997 13:54
Conservation: y
Conservation: All condition notes refer to Christ Church Cathedral Archives holdings. Some service registers have weak bindings; vestry minute book (1894-1955) has weak binding; parish council minute books (i.e. Church Committee) for 1892-1893, 1895-1907 are in fragile condition; 137 photographs (colour) attached to pages in scrapbook by some adhesive (RG 5.5, Box 3.1), 14 photographs in folder in RG 9.6, Box 10, 2 photographs in RG 10, Box 1, File 8, 13 photographs in RG 10, Box 2, File 8; 7 photographs in RG 10, Box 3; ca. 75 architectural records are folded in file folders.

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