General Council of Local Union Churches of Western Canada

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

General Council of Local Union Churches of Western Canada

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Description area

Dates of existence

ca.1912–1925

History

In 1908, the Basis of Union was formulated that would eventually lead to the creation of the United Church of Canada in 1925. Coinciding with this spirit of unity, the first Union church (Presbyterian and Methodist) was set up in Melville, Saskatchewan in 1908, followed a short time later by the church in Frobisher. In 1912, a committee of Union Churches approached the national church courts of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregational denominations in order to seek affiliation with the parent churches. This committee formed the nucleus of what would become the General Council of Union Churches of Western Canada. An Advisory Council, with representatives of the Union Churches and the parent churches, was established in 1914 as a means of creating the sought after link between the Union Churches and the parent churches.

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Relationships area

Related entity

Hughes, William Henry (1879–1955)

Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0080

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1922–1925

Description of relationship

Related entity

United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference (1925–)

Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0001

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference is the successor of General Council of Local Union Churches of Western Canada

Dates of the relationship

1925

Description of relationship

Control area

Authority record identifier

SCAA-UCCS-0074

Institution identifier

SCNUCSC

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Status

Draft

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2017-October: drafted for SAIN

Language(s)

  • English

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Sources

History based on United Church of Canada Archives (Toronto) authority description, as found in Archives Association of Ontario's Archeion database, October 2017.

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