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
The Gospel Wagon Mission was organized on May 29, 1896 with the purpose of "sending the Gospel to the more isolated and neglected sections of Nova Scotia." David Herd, Hanisworth, and Thomas Turnbull operated the wagon. The Wagon team visited communities all over Nova...
I'm not trying to be controversial here and don't get me wrong, I love chocolate chip cookies just as much as anyone else, but don't you sometimes wish cookie recipes would be a little more varied or interesting? Like "Scratch Me Back" or "Wonders" or "Jubilee...
The archivist in me was super excited when I stumbled across the following document. And yes, the words archivist and excitement can occur in the same sentence... This is an inventory of the furniture of the Methodist manse in Liverpool in 1842 and was found in the...
Looks like the baby boom of the 1950s and 1960s was alive and well in Amherst, Nova Scotia! This is a photograph from Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church. Although there was no label on the back, perhaps these babies were being baptized on that particular day.
The Bridgewater Pastoral Charge consists of the Bridgewater United Church located in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. The Bridgewater Methodist congregation was originally a preaching point on the Lunenburg circuit. Methodist services at Bridgewater had been held in the...
As promised, here is another tidbit from "The Pepper Box," the newspaper put out by the residents of the Pine Hill Divinity Hall residence. Does this bring back memories of your high school or university days?
Congregationalism was first introduced in Atlantic Canada by New England militiamen who conquered Louisburg, Nova Scotia in 1745. After the return of Louisburg to France, many Congregationalist New England businessmen moved to Halifax and Mather’s Meeting House,...
Sounds like fun, you can't go wrong with many rich pies and things but umm....does anyone out there know what a quilt-shakying is? And I'm sure you've already figured it out but years ago the 's's looked kinda like 'f's
Barrington Pastoral Charge consists of the appointments of Baccaro (Wesley), Barrington (Wesley), and Barrington Passage (St. James). All of these appointments are located in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. The first settlers in the area after the expulsion of the...