Fonds F1612 - Arkona - Ravenswood Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds

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Arkona - Ravenswood Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds

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CA ON00340 F1612

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  • 1861-1951 (Creation)
    Arkona-Ravenswood Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
  • 1998 (Reproduction)
    United Church of Canada Archives

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36 cm of textual records
1 photograph

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Arkona-Ravenswood Pastoral Charge was formed on June 20, 2002; formely known from 1925-2002, Arkona Pastoral Charge. It included Arkona, Ravenswood, West Williams and Sylvan (1925-1926). It disbanded in 2008 when Arkona United Church closed and is now named Ravenswood Pastoral Charge.

Arkona United Church, located at 13 Centre Street, was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. Both the Episcopal Methodists and the Wesleyan Methodists were in Arkona as early as the 1850s. In 1884, the two congregations united to form Arkona Methodist Church in the Wesleyan Methodist church building. The church was construced in 1862 and was raised to include a Sunday School in 1915. It joined the United Church in 1925. The congregation disbanded on June 29, 2008.

West Williams United Church was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. The church was built in 1870 on the west side of the Lamon community in West Williams. The congregation closed in 1964.

Ravenswood United Church, located at 7476 Lakeshore Road in Lambton Shores, was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. The church was originally built in 1867 and was part of the Arkona Mission. In 1884, Ravenswood Methodist Circuit was formed including Ravenswood, Ebenezer and Kinnaird. It joined the United Church of Canada in 1925 and was a three-point charge with Jura and North Plympton. The charge disbanded ca. 1946 and Ravenswood joined the Arkona Pastoral Charge. On July 20, 1939, the church was destroyed by fire and the community built a new church, which opened in November 26, 1939. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.

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Jura United Church was established in 1925, formerly Methodist; it closed ca. 1950.

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This material forms part of the Ontario Regional Councils program of the United Church of Canada Archive.

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Fonds consists of records of Arkona Methodist Circuit (includes Arkona Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, Arkona Methodist Episcopal Circuit, Arkona, Sylvan, Ravenswood, Bethel Church in Warwick Township, Keyser), 1861-1926; land deed, 1904, and photograph, of Salem Methodist Episcopal Church, Keyser; Board and Committee minutes of Arkona Methodist Church, 1898-1922; records of Jura Methodist Church, 1913-1924; records of Arkona Pastoral Charge (includes Arkona, Ravenswood and West Williams), 1962-2000; records of Arkona United Church (includes Arkona Methodist Church), 1920-1992; records of Jura United Church (includes Jura Methodist Church), 1921-1946; records of West Williams United Church, 1937-1964, and property correspondence of Ravenswood United Church, 1982.

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Parts of the textual records are available on microfilm reel LCM-205: positive and negative; 35 mm. For a listing of these records, see the LCR Microfilm Shelf List. LCM reels are available through Inter-Library Loan.

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Use microfilm where available

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London Conference - finding aid 291

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Includes records of former Fonds 1681: Jura United Church (Ont.)

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