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.
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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!
News & Updates
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...
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....
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.
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...
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...
Ah the microwave...once touted as the epitome of modern cooking, this appliance now has somewhat of a more mixed reputation. Love it or or hate it though, there is no denying the convenience. The following recipes were found in a cookbook simply entitled "Microwave...
As an archivist, I come across a lot of bad handwriting (disclaimer: my handwriting is not great either)! That's why I get so excited when I find a document with really nice handwriting. Perhaps there are a few others out there who would also share in my excitement....
It may not come as a surprise that the Archives does not have many landscape photographs in the vault. However, I did stumble across these wonderful photographs of The Ovens Natural Park in Nova Scotia, most likely taken in the winter of 1955. Funnily enough, the...
Exams are coming up for university students all across the country and it was no exception for students at the Presbyterian College in Halifax (Pine Hill) in 1904. Interestingly enough, the exam questions from the previous year were posted in the back of the College...
After this week of beautiful weather, summer seems tantalizingly close. As an ode to the upcoming summer, here is a photograph from Berwick Camp. The photograph did not have a date written on it but it's possibly from the 1890s. Three of the people in the photograph...