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
Sydney Presbyterian Presbytery The first Presbyterian minister to come to Cape Breton was Rev. James McGregor, from Pictou Presbytery, who visited Sydney in 1798 and 1813. At the time of his first visit, there were only twenty Presbyterian families on the whole...
PEI Presbyterian Presbytery On July 3, 1817, the Presbyteries of Truro and Pictou along with a few ministers of the Church of Scotland united to form the Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia. This new body was constituted as the Synod of Nova Scotia and divided into...
The advent of the Internet and the ability to digitize archival records to make available online is certainly very helpful when it comes to finding out information that you might not have otherwise known about a church or an individual. Case in point-the Old Barns...
The following is a photograph of the interior of Trinity United Church in Mahone Bay, NS decorated for fall and/or Thanksgiving in 1936.
Miramichi Presbyterian Presbytery: On January 20, 1833, the five Church of Scotland ministers in New Brunswick met in Fredericton and constituted themselves as the Presbytery of New Brunswick in connection with the Church of Scotland. Two years later, with there now...
The anniversary cake is a staple at most churches and the churches of Maritime Conference are no exception. Here's a brief collage in honor of the ever-present anniversary cake:
Pictou Presbytery has had a long history within what is today Maritime Conference Pictou Presbyterian Presbytery: The Presbytery of Pictou was organized in 1795 and consisted of Rev. James McGregor; Rev. Duncan Ross, Rev. John Brown, and two elders. A little over...
Every year, the Archives receives a variety of interesting records from churches, Presbyteries, individuals, and other archives. These records are processed, listed, and made available for church members and other researchers but often people don't realize some of the...
As I was scrolling through some records, I came across the minutes of a group with the intriguing name of Utopian Society. It turns out that the Utopian Society was the name of the Young People's Society at Tryon United Church in PEI. The group met every Friday and...
I'm going back to my favorite cookbook in the Archives: Tried and Proved Recipes from the Exmouth Methodist Church Ladies Group in 1909. Seeing as how the weather is still hot, I thought it would be nice to feature some refreshing beverages. In case you didn't know,...