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
Cumberland Pastoral Charge is located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Preaching points are at Joggins and River Hebert (Trinity). Other historical locations within the bounds of the pastoral charge included Minudie, Strathcona, and Shulee. The first Methodists in...
Methodists had been active in the Amherst-Point de Bute-Sackville area since the 1780s. After a building built for Baptists was opened in 1819, the Methodist congregation worshiped here but then moved to the Court House in 1824. In these early years Amherst was part...
The McCully Pastoral Charge is located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. Nappan was part of the Amherst Methodist circuit but became a separate circuit in 1869. A man by the name of William Pipes held some of the first Methodist services in Nappan. In 1812 a union...
Robert Galbraith Vans was born in Wightonshire, Scotland, in 1844. At one time he considered doing mission service in Spain but began work in Scotland instead after studying under the Rev. Dr. Somerville of Glasgow. Rev. Vans moved to Canada in 1884 and ministered...
Southampton Pastoral Charge is located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. The one preaching point is at Southampton United. Former preaching points included New Canaan, Halfway River, Athol, Mapleton, and West Brook. Southampton was originally part of the Parrsboro...
The Bethany Players, a drama group at Bethany United in Halifax, posing for a photograph, c. 1939. Front row (left to right); Lillian Farwell, Jack Mont, Nan Geizer, and Nita Geizer. Back row (left to right): Olin Gardner, Fred Feeney, Lillian MacKinnon,...
William John McKenzie was born on July 15, 1861 at South Side West Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He was the third child of Robert McKenzie and Flora MacRae. According to an anonymous biographer, William “grew to be of great stature, a man of 6’3’’ tall and of unusual...