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No.: PR3465
TITLE: Methodist Church Edmonton East District fonds
CREATOR: Methodist Church Edmonton East District
DATE RANGE: 1912-1924
EXTENT: 0.03 m of textual records
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Edmonton East District, a court of the Methodist Church, first appears in the 1912 Methodist Year Book under the jurisdiction of Alberta Conference. The district appears to have been erected as the result of the division of the original Edmonton District that was created in 1895. There is evidence in the records to indicate that this geographically large district was divided in 1912, with the original Edmonton District renamed Edmonton West District, and the newly erected district called Edmonton East District. The bounds of Edmonton East District in 1912 included stations within Edmonton proper, as well as stations in a region east of Edmonton. Changes over time are documented in the year books published by the Methodist Church. As with all Methodist Church districts, Edmonton East District had oversight of the Methodist congregations within its bounds, and for clergy, laymen, the examination of students, church property, finances and social work. Officers of the district included the Chairman and a number of secretaries, including Financial, Journal, Statistical, Evangelism and Social Service, Missionary, and Religious Education Secretaries. Edmonton East District continued to exist until the Methodist Church united with the Presbyterian Church in Canada and the Congregational Churches of Canada to form the United Church of Canada and the new entity known as Edmonton Presbytery was formed.
CUSTODIAL HISTORY:Records deposited under accession number PR1975.0387 were acquired sometime prior to 1975 however there is no surviving record of the details. In 1975, the Conference entered into a permanent loan agreement with the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) for the physical custody and control of the holdings of the Conference Archives and the records were relocated to the PAA in that same year. Records received after 1975 have come from the congregation, church members, or officers of the presbytery or the Conference.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The fonds consists of minutes of annual Ministerial Sessions and District Meeting minutes (1913-[1922]) and Financial District meeting minutes (1912-1924).
RELATED RECORDS: For additional materials please see the Methodist Church Alberta Conference fonds PR3460 in the United Church of Canada Alberta and Northwest Conference Archives, located at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
GENERAL NOTE: Information in the Administrative History was sourced from the fonds.
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