Fonds DUN DU - Duncan United Church fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Duncan United Church fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


Physical description area

Physical description

64 cm of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The first Methodist camp meeting in the Duncan area was held at Maple Bay in 1868. In 1869, a church was built at Maple Bay, part of a circuit comprising Nanaimo, Somenos, Cowichan and Saltspring Island. The circuit was later known as Cowichan and Salt Spring Island. After Saltspring Island became a separate circuit in 1899, it became the Cowichan Circuit. The Alderlea Methodist Church was built at Duncan (then Duncan's Station) in 1890. Presbyterian activity in the area began at Crofton in 1902. By 1903, however, Duncan had become the centre of the field. The first services were held in the Methodist church. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was built in 1907. After Union, the St. Andrew's building was used by the non-concurring Presbyterians, while the United Church congregation used the Alderlea Methodist Church, renamed Duncan United Church. In 1930, Maple Bay United Church was closed and its congregation joined with Duncan United Church.

Name of creator

Biographical history

The first Presbyterian work in the area began in Crofton in 1902. By 1903, Duncan had become the centre of the field, with early Presbyterian services being held in the Methodist Church. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Duncan, B.C.) was built in 1907. With the coming of church union in 1925, the concurring St. Andrew's congregation joined with the Methodists and became a part of Duncan United Church. The St. Andrew's building was used by the non-concurring Presbyterians.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records from Duncan United Church and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Records include Baptismal records (1920-1965), Marriage registers (1926-1983) and Burial registers (1958-1987); Session minutes (1958-1994), Stewards minutes (1936-1994) and Official Board minutes (1926-1994); Woman's Association (Guild) minutes (1926-1941); Annual reports (1957-1966, 1988-1997); and Newsletters (1988-1993).

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Transferred directly from Duncan United Church


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Access to vital event records (baptism/marriage/burial records) may be restricted according to requirements of the B.C. Personal Information Protection Act

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

File list available

Uploaded finding aid

Associated materials

Related materials


Further accruals expected

Alpha-numeric designations

BCAUL control number: UCCBC-149

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Rules for Archival Description



Level of detail


Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised June 27, 2013

Language of description

  • English

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres