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- Variations in title: Previously identified as Battleford Presbytery sub-series (A.381.XI.D.5).
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- United Church of Canada Battleford Presbytery
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Battleford Presbytery was one of the original 16 presbyteries established by the first General Council of the United Church of Canada (June 1925), to be part of the new Saskatchewan Conference. Initial boundaries were based on predecessor Battleford Presbytery, which had been part of the Presbyterian Synod of Saskatchewan.
In 2000, Saskatchewan Conference went from 10 presbyteries to 7, with each adopting a new name. Most pastoral charges from Battleford Presbytery became part of the new Prairie Pine Presbytery.
Most records in the fonds were likely transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986. Their original provenance is unclear, though administrative and committee records may have come directly from presbytery secretaries, committee members, delegates or other associated individuals.
From 1925 through to 1982, the official repository for Conference, Presbytery and local records of the United Church in Saskatchewan was at St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon). In 1982, the Conference signed an agreement to house their records with the Saskatchewan Archives Board (later Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan), while still retaining ownership and management responsibilities. The collections were gradually relocated and continue to be stored with the Provincial Archives, to the present day.
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The fonds consists of textual materials generated by the Presbytery, its secretaries, committees and related bodies, in fulfillment of their responsibilities, as outlined in the Manual of the United Church of Canada.
Contents include: minutes (1926-1988); reports; correspondence; documents regarding Hafford (Mission) Hospital; an accounts ledger; files relating to education and students; record of candidates for ministry; pastoral relations records; and a Battleford Presbytery Survey (1973).
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