Fonds F3293 - Ernest E. Long fonds

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Ernest E. Long fonds

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CA ON00340 F3293

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  • 1901-1977 (Creation)
    Long, Ernest E., 1901-1985

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1.4 m of textual records
110 photographs

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Ernest Edgar Long (1901-1985) was a United Church Minister and the longest serving Secretary of General Council. He was born in Brighton England to Harry Oliver Long and Ellen Kate Pierce and raised in Woodstock, ON. He was inspired at a young age to become a minister by his missionary sister, and was received as a probationer for Methodist Ministry in 1916 by Woodstock District and Hamilton Conference. He served at the following probationary charges in the U.S.A. and Canada: Drumo-Richwood of Woodstock District, Shaunayon Presbytery Saskatchewan, Chetwynd Charge Burk’s Falls and East Dorset, Vermont. He earned his B.A. from Victoria College and Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in 1927. While at Union Theological School he served as Boys’ Work Secretary and Youth Leader at Peoples’ Home Church and Settlement, East 11th St. N.Y.C. (Methodist) and Assistant Director of Christian Education at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, N.J.. During this time he also completed most credits for M.A. at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, N.Y.. He was ordained in 1926 by the London Conference and served at the following pastorates: Avondale United Church, Collier Street United Church, Trinity United Church Barrie, Fairmount-St. Giles Quebec and Humbercrest United Church. In 1931 he married Dr. Dorothy Elizabeth Toye and had two children Peter bad Elizabeth. While serving as a minister he also held various responsibilities in church courts from 1939 to 1954. With his expertise in church government he become Secretary of the General Council in 1955 and served for seventeen years. While Secretary he did a lot of ecumenical work and most notably was a member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches. After his service as Secretary and retirement in 1972, he continued to serve as a minister until.

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This material forms part of the General Council program of the United Church of Canada Archive.

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Fonds consists of E.E. Long’s correspondence re pastorates, 1927-1955; correspondence and other records from work as Secretary of General Council, 1954-1972; records from work on World Council of Churches and World Alliance of Reformed Churches, 1954-1976; addresses, 1934-1975; articles, notes, scrapbooks, memorabilia and other papers.

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  • English

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See also photos of E.E. Long in Portrait Collection.


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