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
As many of you may know from personal experience, constructing a new church building can be quite a long process. This was the case in 1890 when the Congregational congregation at Brooklyn, Nova Scotia decided to begin work on a new building to replace the building...
These photographs are from a Halloween event at Tatamagouche Centre, or Atlantic Christian Training Centre as it was known at the time, in 1962 or 1963. Try not to get too scared!
These recipes were found in some records of Great Village Pastoral Charge, Truro Presbytery (St. James United Church in Great Village was closed in 2014). Perhaps these recipes were intended for a future cookbook but in any case they look delicious! Free of charge, I...
In the early part of the 19th century, Methodists and Lutherans in First South Church worshipped in the school house. Early names for the community of First South were South Range and Upper South. The new First South Methodist Church was officially dedicated on 25...
The following photographs were taken at Central Methodist Church (now Central United Church) in Moncton, New Brunswick. The first photograph was taken in 1914 and the second photograph is undated. Quite the bountiful displays!
Some of you may remember an earlier post I did about some doodles on a treasurer's book from York Methodist Circuit in PEI (click here to see that post again). Well, it turns out that kids all over the place are tempted to liven up boring financial documents. These...
Well, looks like winter isn't done with us yet...While you're counting down the days until the snow is gone, why not treat yourself to some winter comfort food? The first recipe I chose because it sounds yummy and as a bonus it has an awesome title. The second recipe...
A Congregational church building was erected at Chipman's Corner in Cornwallis in 1762 and served to 1874. Toward the end of the 18th century, the church at Chipman's Corner was used more by Presbyterians in the area. With the passing years, the Presbyterian...
Now that spring is almost upon us, it's time to start thinking about sprucing up our houses, maybe a little cleaning here or a little painting there. It was no different in the 1860s. In the case of the mission house (or manse) on the Pointe de Bute Methodist Circuit,...
Has Tuesday got you down? If so, the Junior Girls group at Trinity United Church in Bridgedale Pastoral Charge, New Brunswick, have you covered! The following cartoons were found in a "newspaper" published by the group in 1975 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary...