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.
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
This month's post was compiled and written by Katie Ferguson, a regular volunteer at the Archives: The first recipe is for a very nice festive loaf (The Art of Cooking in Beaverbank, St. John's United Church Women): Wonderfully Christmas-coloured with red and green...
As I often like to tell people when I get on my archives spiel, church records are important not only for the stories they tell about specific churches but also for the stories they tell about our broader community and society. According to the minutes of the January...
I've lost track of the number of times I wished I could go back in time to meet someone whose records we have in the Archives. William Fisher Partridge is one of those people. Just from the little I read about him, it seems like he was a wonderful man and one with...
The Restigouche Pastoral Charge consists of preaching places at Glen Levit and Tide Head (St. Andrew's) in Restigouche County, New Brunswick. This area was also referred to as the North Side of Restigouche. The combined history of the churches goes back to 1831 when...
The Archives just recently received a cookbook from the Covenanter Church in Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, and it's got some real gems in it. It's always hard to choose which recipes to post every month but today the theme is rather unusual but super awesome recipes. Buckle...
Although the following order of service for a War Memorial Sunday is specifically from Wesley Memorial Church in Moncton, the situation it describes is representative of many churches in Maritime Conference who had/have members who fought in a war and/or were killed...
New Mills Pastoral Charge: Most of the early settlers in the New Mills area were from Scotland and belonged to the established Church of Scotland. However, the first minister sent to the area was the Rev. James Waddell, a Scottish Secession Minister who was inducted...
Halloween-themed records are few and far between here at the Maritime Conference Archives but the Central Methodist Church (later Central United) Epworth League really stepped up to the plate with their nicely-decorated invitation to a Halloween party c. 1916: ...
Upsalquitch Pastoral Charge is located in Restigouche County, New Brunswick, and consists of preaching places at Robinsonville (St. John’s United Church) and Upsalquitch (St. David’s United Church). The church at Upsalquitch began as a Presbyterian church which became...
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The following photograph is from St. Andrew's United Church in Saint John which would eventually become part of St. Andrew and St. David United Church. Doesn't it make you want to haul out the gourds?