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The Newfoundland and Labrador Conference area consists of the island of Newfoundland and the Labrador coast. The Newfoundland and Labrador Conference Archives holds records of Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational Churches within Newfoundland prior to 1925, and of The United Church of Canada after 1925. Records prior to 1925 date from 1794 and are almost entirely Methodist because there were very few Congregationalists or Presbyterians within the colony. The one Presbyterian congregation in Newfoundland in 1925 (St. Andrew's in the city of St. John's) voted to remain out of The United Church of Canada.
Holdings include those records created by local congregations such as registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; historic membership rolls and communion rolls; general membership lists; minutes of church boards, committees, and organizations (including women's groups); printed annual reports of local congregations; congregational newsletters; local church histories; correspondence; and photographs.
Holdings also include records created by the constituent Presbyteries (or Districts) of the Newfoundland and Labrador Conference and those records created by the Newfoundland and Labrador Conference itself, its staff, officers, committees, task groups, and other organizations, as well as personal and private papers and manuscripts of individuals associated with the Conference. The Archives also holds the extensive Joseph E. Smallwood Wesleyan Collection.
United Church Conference Office and Archives - St. John's (History and Holdings)ADDRESS:
320 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, Newfoundland
Fax #: (709) 754-8336) e-mail address:
United Church Conference Office and Archives - St. John's
Volunteer basis only so it is advisable to call ahead to see if a volunteer is scheduled for the day you want to visit, if not you can make an appointment to have one scheduled. Contact person:
Alison Piercey - Conference Archivist
Contributed By: Barbara McGrath
Page Revised: July 2002 (Don Tate)
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