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!
News & Updates
The Lockeport Pastoral Charge consists of the preaching points at East Sable River, Little Harbour and Lockeport (St. Andrew's United) which are all located in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. The area of Lockeport was originally referred to as Ragged Islands. A...
As you may recall, last week I posted a photograph which I said was our only wedding photograph in the Archives. It turns out that I spoke too soon. Just a couple days later, I stumbled across another wedding photograph and it was too nice not to share! The happy...
I promise I tried really hard to find some Canada Day themed records for this week but I didn't meet with much success. As a back-up plan, I figured a wedding post to celebrate the beginning of summer would be nice. After all, we're in prime wedding season right now!...
Blackville Pastoral Charge is comprised of the preaching point of St. Andrew’s United Church in Blackville. In 1839, Rev. James Souter, of Newcastle, opened a Presbyterian preaching station in the Blackville area. Rev. John Turnbull from Scotland was the first...
Yesterday at the break table the Maritime Conference staff were having an involved conversation about rhubarb and it inspired me to hunt down a couple rhubarb recipes. These recipes are courtesy of the Dr. Florence Murray UCW Unit which was based at J. Wesley Smith...
The Lunenburg (Central) Pastoral Charge consists of the appointment of Lunenburg (Central United) which is located in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. In July 1814, a Methodist society was founded in Lunenburg and the first Methodist church building was erected in 1816....
Nothing beats the advertisements of yesteryear. Long before tv and internet, businesses were getting the word out to potential customers. Granted, their approach was a little different than what we're used to today but you gotta work with the times. The following were...
The Caledonia Pastoral Charge consists of the appointments of Caledonia, Maitland Bridge (St. Paul's United) and Pleasant River (Trinity United). Caledonia and Pleasant River are located in Queens County and Maitland Bridge in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. As early...
Wow, hard to believe that it's Conference week once again. In honor of this occasion, here's a flashback to the Conference in 1974. Anyone recognize the ordinands?
Do you ever have those days where nothing seems to go right? You know, the day when the coffee spills; you forget to gas up the car before getting on the highway; or you miss an important deadline. Take heart because these kind of days happened hundreds of years ago...