Fonds DEL LA - Ladner United Church (Delta, B.C.) fonds

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Ladner United Church (Delta, B.C.) fonds

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83 cm of textual records

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Ladner United Church (Delta, B.C.) was formed in 1925 out of the union of Ladner Methodist Church (Delta, B.C.) and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Delta, B.C.). Methodist activity in Delta extends back to at least 1883 when Ladner's Landing was attached to the Langley Mission. In 1884, Delta Mission was separated from Langley which, besides Ladner, included points at Mud Bay, Boundary Bay, McKee's, Westham Island and Crescent Island. By 1896, the mission or circuit was called Ladner. A Methodist church was built in Ladner in ca. 1887-1890. Presbyterian activity reaches back to at least 1888 when the Presbytery of Westminster formed the new Delta Mission Field which included various points: Ladner's Landing, Mud Bay, McKee's and Westham Island. The two main congregations were St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Ladner (built ca. 1893) and St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church in East Delta (ca. 1891). St. Stephen's has continued as a United Church congregation in Ladner Pastoral Charge since union in 1925. Ladner is currently a part of Vancouver-South Presbytery.

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Fonds consists of records of Ladner United Church (including some made with regard to activities at St. Stephen's United Church in Delta), and its predecessors, Ladner Methodist Church (Delta, B.C.) and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Delta, B.C.). These earlier records also refer to the larger circuit and missions which embraced other points such as St. Stephen's Presbyterian in East Delta. Series which were continued from either predecessor congregation by the United Church have been arranged with the United Church records. Records include Baptismal registers (1896-1987), Marriage registers (civil and church) (1896-1995) and Burial registers (1896-1995); Circuit register (1909-1924) and Communion rolls (1897-1964); Session minutes (1901-1966), Stewards minutes (1925-1966), Quarterly Official Board minutes (1882-1902), Official Board minutes (1925-1969) and Congregational Meetings minutes (1926-1969); Ladies Guild minutes (1919-1925), Woman's Association minutes (1944-1961), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1911-1959), W.M.S. Young Woman's Auxiliary minutes (1922-1937), W.M.S. Evening Auxiliary minutes (1937-1961) and roll (1952); Sunday School Teachers Meetings minutes (1905-1924); Young People's Union minutes (1932-1937) and Canadian Girls in Training minutes (1924-1952); Choir minutes (1926-1950); and Congregational financial records (1915-1923); and Annual reports (1985-1997).

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Accession was not documented; records were received prior to 2006


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

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-147

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Created prior to June 2010

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