Fonds F1203 - Gorrie-Wroxeter Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds

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Gorrie-Wroxeter Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds

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CA ON00340 F1203

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  • 1854-1984 (Creation)
    Gorrie-Wroxeter Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
  • 1996-1997 (Reproduction)
    United Church of Canada Archives

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1.15 m of textual records
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Gorrie-Wroxeter Pastoral Charge was established in 1955 when the Gorrie and Wroxeter United Churches were grouped together. It continues to be an active pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada.

Gorrie Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925, formerly Methodist and Presbyterian; it included Gorrie and Orange Hill Church in Howick Township, and was discontinued in 1955 when Gorrie Church and Wroxeter Church formed Gorrie-Wroxeter Pastoral Charge

Wroxeter Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925, formerly Methodist and Presbyterian; it included Wroxeter and Salem Church in Howick Township, and was discontinued in 1955 when Wroxeter United Church and Gorrie Wroxeter Church formed Gorrie - Wroxeter Pastoral Charge

Wroxeter United Church, located at 1090 Centre Street, was established in 1925, formerly Methodist and Presbyterian. Wroxeter Methodist Church was established around 1867 and a church was built around the summer of 1868 at the entrance of the park on "Market Square." The Methodists built a new church in the early 1890s. Wroxeter Presbyterian Church was established in 1858 and a church was built in 1863. Later, a new church was built on Main Street in 1892. The two churches united in 1925 to form Wroxeter United Church. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.

Gorrie United Church, located at 2046 Albert Street, was established in 1925; formerly Methodist. Gorrie Methodist Church was established in 1892; it joined the United Church in 1925. It is still an active congregation of the United Church of Canada.

Salem United Church In Howick Township was established in 1925. It closed in 1955.

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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, including marriages, 1896-1924 (includes Birr, 1896-1898), of Gorrie Methodist Circuit (includes Howick Village Wesleyan Methodist Church (now Gorrie), Lakelet, Orange Hill Church in Howick Township, Zion Church in Carrick Township, Wroxeter, Ebenezer Church in Turnberry Township, Salem Church in Fordwich, Belmore), 1859-1924; records, including marriages, 1896-1924, of Wroxeter Methodist Circuit (includes Wroxeter, Belmore, Salem Church in Howick Township), 1890-1924; records of Gorrie Methodist Church, 1854-1915; records of Wroxeter Methodist Church, 1864-1925; records, including baptisms, 1893-1925, of Gorrie Presbyterian Church, 1893-1925; records, including baptisms, 1866-1869, marriage, 1866-1897, and burials, 1866-1882, 1885, of Wroxeter Presbyterian Church (includes Lisadel (now Fordwich), Howick Station (now Gorrie)), 1864-1916; circuit register of Gorrie Pastoral Charge (includes Gorrie Methodist Circuit, Gorrie, Orange Hill Church in Howick Township), 1922-1944; records, including baptisms, 1862-1951, and marriages, 1897-1949, of Wroxeter Pastoral Charge (includes Wroxeter Presbyterian Church, Wroxeter, Salem Church in Howick Township), 1862-1951; records of Salem United Church, Howick Township (includes Wroxeter Methodist Circuit), 1907-1949; records , including baptisms, 1899-1913, 1917-1921, 1925-1979, marriages, 1898-1920, 1925-1980, and burials, 1898-1907, 1910-1920, 1925-1979, of Gorrie United Church (includes Gorrie Methodist Circuit, Gorrie Methodist Church, Gorrie Presbtyerian Church), 1894-1984; records, including baptisms, 1901-1925, 1941-1981, marriages, 1901-1923, 1949-1981, burials, 1901-1922, 1931-1979, of Wroxeter United Church (includes Wroxeter Methodist Circuit and Salem Church in Howick Township), 1897-1985.

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    Parts of the textual records are available on microfilm reel(s) LCM-126 and LCM-217: positive and negative; 35mm. For a listing of these records, see the LCR Microfilm Shelf List. LCM reels are available through Inter-Library Loan.

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    Access to baptismal, marriage and burial registers may be restricted according to relevant privacy legislation.

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    Use microfilm where available.

    Finding aids

    London Conference - finding aid 291

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    Further accruals are expected.

    General note

    Includes records of former Gorrie Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds (Fonds 1700) and Wroxeter Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds (Fonds 1710).

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