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.
At this time we are not able to accommodate any in-person visits. Please call or email with any inquiries.
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
The Beacon Pastoral Charge, Yarmouth consists of Beacon United Church in Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. Methodist: Yarmouth was at one time known as Port Fourchu, but was being called Yarmouth as early as 1759. In 1810, a Yarmouth resident named Anthony...
The Sable River District Sunday School Convention (Nova Scotia) was comprised of Baptist and Methodist churches in the area who met regularly to discuss and promote Sunday School work. One such meeting took place at the Little Harbor Methodist Church on January 30,...
For some reason I've been thinking a lot about Conference this week... For those of you are also thinking Conference thoughts, here are some photographs from Conference in 1988. Do you recognize anyone? Perhaps some of you were there?
For something a bit different from the usual recipes, here's a little prayer for before you sit down to eat your creation, archives recipe or not. This "grace before eating" came from a minute book of the Clinton United Mission Workers Band in the 1940s. This group...
Bathurst Pastoral Charge is comprised of First United Church, Bathurst and South Tetagouche United Church in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Rev. Michael Pickles preached his first sermon in Bathurst in August 1830. In 1838, Bathurst and New Bandon Methodist Circuit...
If you're feeling nostalgic for your school days and want to test out your math skills at the same time, this post is for you! The following pages are from a minute book that was from Gibson Methodist (now Gibson Memorial in Fredericton). Interspersed throughout the...
I think most of you out there would agree with me when I say there is nothing better than a good ol' fashioned bake sale...unless of course I'm the one baking, gloopy fudge anyone? The following is a list of items for sale at a Ladies Aid fundraiser at Trinity United...
If anyone recognizes this building, please leave a comment on this post or send an email to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org The photographer who took this photograph was based in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
St. Andrew's United Church is located in Chatham, Northumberland County, New Brunswick. Presbyterian: The first church in Chatham was the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. It was built in 1817 at the corner of Water Street and St. Andrew Street. The first minister to...
The Free Church College in Halifax was started by the Free Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) in Halifax around 1848 to educate young ministers. The College would later become Pine Hill Divinity Hall. The following was taken from the library catalogue prepared in 1856....