Banting, Meredith Black

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Banting, Meredith Black

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1901–1991

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Meredith Black Banting was born on September 19, 1901 in Rounthwaite, Manitoba. He moved with his family to Manor, Saskatchewan as a teenager. He farmed in Richlea and operated Banting's Machine and Furniture Shop in Kindersley from 1933 to 1942.

In 1942, Banting entered the United Church Ministry. He served as a lay minister in Duval, Saskatchewan while completing high school correspondence classes. He then served as a lay minister in Raymore and Viscount while attending St. Andrew's College in Saskatoon. After his ordination in Moose Jaw in 1948, Banting served numerous parishes in Saskatchewan (Central Butte, Moose Jaw, Broadview, Whitewood, Wapella, Craik) and Alberta (Bow Island, Beaver Lodge). In 1970, Banting retired to Regina, where he was involved with the Westminster United Church's native ministries. He died in Regina on May 20, 1991.

Banting was a life member of the Masonic Lodge in Moose Jaw and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 7 in Regina. An amateur photographer, Banting also loved music and sang in several choirs. Banting wrote, compiled and edited numerous books, mainly of poetry and reminiscences, and operated Banting Publishers, a small press publishing company, out of his home at 2306 Athol Street in Regina. Banting also produced and hosted several television and radio programs, mainly for children and senior citizens.

Banting married Florence Harper in 1934. The Bantings had one daughter: Anne.

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Related entity

Craik Pastoral Charge (1925–)

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SCAA-UCCS-0235

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associative

Dates of the relationship

1962–1969

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Minister

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Moose Jaw Trinity Pastoral Charge (1925–ca.1960, 2001–)

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SCAA-UCCS-0169

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associative

Dates of the relationship

1952–1956

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Minister

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United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference (1925–2018)

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SCAA-UCCS-0001

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associative

Dates of the relationship

1948–1991

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Minister (retired 1970)

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Central Butte Pastoral Charge (1925–2007)

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SCAA-UCCS-0234

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associative

Dates of the relationship

1948–1951

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Minister

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Regina Westminster Pastoral Charge (1925–)

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SCAA-UCCS-0249

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associative

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SCAA-UCCA-0435

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SCNUCSC

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20??: content drafted by PAS.
2018: updates by UCC Saskatchewan Conference Archives.

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