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
I know there are lots of people out there who are not the biggest fans of snow, especially after the latest nor'easter to pass through. However, who doesn't enjoy a sleigh ride?!? In the Methodist newspaper The Wesleyan (Vol. LXI, No. 8) on February 21, 1906, there is...
Now that Christmas is over, it might not be a bad idea to try some lighter fare to counteract all the turkey, gravy, and pumpkin pie. Cue the sandwich, an elegant and tasty snack or meal. Just in case you were operating under the assumption that sandwich making was...
Happy New Year everyone! This calendar and photograph is from Boiestown Methodist Church in New Brunswick. 1911 was a big year. The Ottawa Senators won the Stanley Cup; Ronald Reagan was born; Hiram Bingham was led by a local to the ruins of Machu Picchu; and Dominion...
This is what the Christmas service would have looked like at Brunswick Street Methodist Church (now Brunswick Street United Church in Halifax) 128 years ago. Do you recognize all the songs? Merry Christmas everyone!
Don't worry, this is not a classified ad! Not too long ago, the Archives received some records from New Richmond Pastoral Charge in Québec. One of the gems in the collection was the following letter written in 1848. A man by the name of James Dick was offering his...
After another hiatus, the Recipe of the Month is back! Now that the weather is starting to cool down, I thought it would be appropriate to feature some comfort food recipes. Actually, what I really wanted to do was showcase the Meat Balls & Gravy With a Difference...
In honour of Remembrance Day, here are some thank-you letters sent to the Ladies Aid in Sackville, New Brunswick from servicemen during World War II. Transcriptions follow each letter. Sorry about the long delay in thanking you-both for the cigarettes and the...
I'm deviating from my routine of including scans of photographs or documents because the newspaper the following article came from was too big to scan! Bear with me though because the description of the surprise party is delightful! Also, it's not everyone you come...
Hard to believe that we're approaching Halloween weekend already! Of course the Halloween costumes and candy have been out in the stores since July but still.... If you're frantically searching for Halloween activities with kids, the following pages from the book...
The Riverport Pastoral Charge consists of the preaching points of Feltzen South (Wesley United), Middle LaHave (St. John’s United) and Riverport (Trinity United) which are all located in Lunenburg County. Methodist: Riverport was originally called Ritcey’s Cove, but...