Fonds F-340 - St. Thomas' Parish (Chilliwack, B.C.) fonds

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St. Thomas' Parish (Chilliwack, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1872-2008 (Creation)
    St. Thomas' Parish (Chilliwack, B.C.)

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85.0 cm of textual records
2 maps
1 poster

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Established in 1873, St. Thomas' Church had been moved from its original location at Port Douglas where it had been erected in 1862 with the name St. Mark. From 1971 to 1987, St. Thomas was part of Fraser-Cheam Parish, a team ministry parish.

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Parish registers (1901-1961; confirmations, 1901-1921 were entered in 1922), baptism registers (1873-1940), banns register (1945-1947, 1963-1988), marriage register (1880-1933), civil registers (1933-1978), burial registers (1880-1922, 1934-1942), service registers (1873-1874, 1878-1968), vestry and parish council records (1878-1971), correspondence, reports, architectural records, legal records, financial records, cemetery records, women's organizations records, histories, manuscripts, notes, clippings, printed material, poster, cartographic records.
Includes All Sappers Chapel; Cultus Lake; Laidlaw. Also includes petition to consecrate church (1873); service register (1895-1910) also includes journal entries (1898-1909) of Archdeacon Richard Small concerning his ministry among the Indians at Chilliwack.

Also includes the records of the Chilliwack Cemetery prior to its sale in 2013.

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Microfilm copies of parish, baptism, burial, marriage and civil registers available as well as service register (1895-1910).

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See also Chilliwack, Fraser-Cheam Parish.

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Alpha-numeric designations: Inmagic identifier: 1757
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Parish registers include: baptisms (1931, 1940-1961), confirmations (1901-1961), marriages (1935-1957), burials (1922- 1934, 1943-1961).
General note: Vestry and church committee minute book (1878-1901) also includes baptisms (1873-1882) and marriages (1880-1882) which were transcribed, with some errors, in baptismal and marriage registers respectively; and services (1873-1874, 1878-1882?).
Data entry data: 30/05/1997 13:54
Conservation: y
Conservation: Maps are folded and quite worn, located in D271.

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