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.
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
As we pause this week to remember our veterans, here are the names in their own writing of some of those who served. The following is from a register for those attending entertainment events for the troops put on by St. Andrew's United Church (later to become St....
I was so excited when I came across this photograph that I just had to share. I can say that this is officially the first fishing photograph I have come across in the Archives. Looks like the guys are pretty pleased with their catch! This was a Tuxis event held by...
I had to cheat a little bit, I'm not sure about other church archives but Halloween themed records and photographs are rather sparse here at the Maritime Conference Archives! Technically, the people in the photograph below are not celebrating Halloween but they are in...
Now that we're a few days past Thanksgiving, hopefully our turkey hangovers have dissipated and we can start thinking about food again without feeling nauseous. The following recipes are from a cookbook put out by the Jost Unit of what was then Gordon Providence...
The following is a Thanksgiving sermon preached by J. Murdoch Fraser on October 14, 1957 for a radio broadcast. Rev. Fraser, who was born in Watervale, Pictou County, NS, graduated from Pine Hill Divinity Hall in 1940 and was ordained by Maritime Conference in that...
Here's a listing of some of the library books held by the Greenfield Presbyterian Church Sunday School between 1905 and 1908. This church eventually became Greenfield United Church which was part of the Florenceville Pastoral Charge in New Brunswick. Hopefully these...
After stumbling across this wonderful photograph, I was lucky enough to find a newspaper article which described the event. I love it when that happens! And yes, I know that makes me a nerdy archivist. The Presbyterian Witness Vol. LXVII, December 19, 1914 Farewell...
You may have already noticed that I have a thing for cookbooks. It's fun flipping through the pages and imagining a day when I actually have the ability to successfully pull off some of these dishes. One of the other great things about old cookbooks is the information...
June 10, 1925 was a big day in the history of The United Church of Canada and it was a big day for Lily Maynard and Morley Harvey as well! Lily Maynard, a registered nurse, and Morley Harvey, a farmer, were married at the groom's home in Newport, Nova Scotia. Both...
I can make out from the sign that the church is called Wesley United Church and the picture was taken in 1998 but I'm not sure which community the church is located in. If you are able to identify this building, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!