Archives – About Us
The Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council/Regional Council 15 Archives is mandated to collect, preserve, and provide access to the records of the Maritime, Gaspé, and Bermuda regions of the The United Church of Canada. We also have pre-1925 records of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregational congregations in the Maritimes and Gaspé which joined The United Church of Canada in 1925.
Take a virtual tour of our facilities.
Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council and Regional Council 15 Archives
Archivist: Sarah Wallace
21 Wright Street Sackville, NB E4L 4P8
Telephone: 1-800-268-3781 ext. 6159
Hours: Wednesdays-Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
In-person research visits are by appointment only.
Browse Our Holdings
Our holdings include records from:
- The congregations of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council and Regional Council 15
- The Regional Councils Office and the former Maritime Conference
- Pine Hall Divinity Hall (now part of Atlantic School of Theology)
- Church camps
- Individuals who have ministered within the churches or held leadership positions within the two regions.
Check out the links below to see listings of our records. New records listings are periodically added to the website so stay tuned!
Congregational Union of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia records
News & Updates
Archives Recipe Club-The 1889 Edition
Does anyone have some old potatoes to use up? Perhaps there is a half bag of raisins sitting in the pantry? Or do you want to impress some guests with a vanilla sponge? If so, the Presbyterian Witness newspaper of October 26, 1889 has you covered! This was a newspaper...
To one horse, saddle, bridle and oats
It’s always interesting to stumble across records documenting the very beginning of a church, whether it be a new congregation or construction started on a building. If you are doing some light reading through Methodist Conference minutes from the 1800s, chances are...
Happy New Year from the Archives!
This calendar from Woodlawn Methodist Church in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia might be kind of outdated but I'm sure the wishes for a happy new year would have been echoed back in the early 1900s too!
Merry Christmas from the Archives!
Archives: Wesleyan Sewing Circle, St. Andrew’s, N.B.
I can't even sew on a button but I do admire those who can sew! On February 2, 1860, the Wesleyan Sewing Society was established at the Methodist Church in St. Andrew's, New Brunswick. The purpose for establishing this Society was to furnish, repair, and paint the...
Archives Recipe of the Month-Back to School Edition
Where has the summer gone?!? All across the country, kids and parents are preparing for the return to school. If you are stuck for lunch ideas, the Archives is here for you! The following snack/lunch recipes are from a cookbook compiled by the UCW Unit 7 of St. James...
Archives: Flower Show & Industrial Exhibition
For a number of years, the Sunday School of Charles Street Methodist Church in Halifax (later became J. Wesley Smith Memorial United Church) hosted a Flower Show and Industrial Exhibition. This exhibition was a major fundraiser for the Sunday School and the parsonage....
Archives: Keeping cool at Berwick Camp
The weather forecast doesn't call for really hot temperatures but just in case, here's a fan for all of those attending Berwick Camp 150 this week. This fan was probably made sometime around 1911.
Archives: Turkey Dinner in July
For some reason, I love photographs of people eating meals together and the following photograph is even more interesting because there is a clear view of what people are actually eating. I wouldn't mind having a couple of those rolls or a slice of that cake! The...
6 posts, 24 studs, and 52 joists
The price of lumber has been in the news a lot lately so I thought it would be neat to show some lumber related records from the 1800s. The information is from the minute book of the Building Committee of Higginsville Methodist Church in Nova Scotia (later became...