Fonds F3243 - James Ralph Mutchmor fonds

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James Ralph Mutchmor fonds

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CA ON00340 F3243

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  • 1920-1971 (Creation)
    Mutchmor, James Ralph, 1892-1980

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2.04 m of textual records

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James Ralph Mutchmor (1892-1980) was a United Church minister, administrator and Moderator. He was born on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. He served in the Canadian Field Artillery in World War I, and returned home after being wounded at Vimy Ridge. After the war, he studied economics and theology in Toronto and New York. He was ordained a Presbyterian Minister in 1920, and ministered in Winnipeg, first at Robertson Memorial Church and House (1920-1932), then at John Black Memorial Church (1932-1936). During his residence in Winnipeg he was also the Secretary of the Manitoba Welfare Supervision Board from 1926-1936, and of its Child Welfare Board from 1934-1936. He served as the Secretary of the United Church Board of Evangelism and Social Service from 1938 to his retirement in 1963, was the Moderator of the 20th General Council of the United Church, 1962-1964, and the Secretary of the United Church Committee on Church and International Affairs, 1938-1964. During World War II he was Chairman of Chaplaincy Services and Secretary of its War Services Committee. He also served other Church and ecumenical organizations. He was secretary of the National Religious Advisory Council of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for 24 years, being responsible for the United Church broadcasts on Religious Period and Church of the Air on Sunday Afternoons, and was a recognized television personality. Mutchmor died on May 17, 1980.

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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 the following series; 1) Correspondence, 1920-1971, 2) Speaking Engagements, 1950-1970, 3) Memoirs, 4) Personal Registers, 1939-1945.

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      United Church of Canada. Board of Evangelism and Social Service

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