United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1925–2018

History

The United Church of Canada was formed in 1925, from a union of the Congregational Union of Canada, the Methodist Church and 70% of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, along with a number of churches organized under the General Council of Local Union Churches (mostly in Western Canada). Saskatchewan Conference was one of eleven regional Conferences established by the United Church of Canada General Council, at their inaugural meeting, in June 1925.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Terms for Church Union were set out in the "Basis of Union" (document), drafted by the Joint Union Committee in 1908 and revised through negotiation between the uniting denominations. The United Church of Canada Act was passed by the Parliament of Canada, in 1924, and related legislation from provincial governments, including Saskatchewan, followed soon after. Saskatchewan Conference was officially created by motion of the United Church First General Council (seventeenth session), in 1925.

Rules for governance are set out in the United Church of Canada Manual, which was first written in 1925 and has been revised several times since then.

Internal structures/genealogy

The Conference is an administrative grouping of presbyteries (or districts), governed by a court of lay and ministerial delegates from presbyteries and pastoral charges. Traditionally, this court meets yearly (at the Annual Meeting or "Conference") and an elected Conference Executive Committee governs between meetings. Conference office staff works with committees, presbyteries and charges on a variety of tasks.

General context

The term "Conference" has multiple meanings in the United Church, both administrative and geographic. It often refers to one of the eleven to thirteen regional governing bodies within the United Church of Canada (from 1925 to 2018) classified as Conferences, which make up one of the "court" levels of the Church, alongside the (national) General Council, and the various Presbyteries or Districts that make up each Conference. The regular (often annual) meeting of the court of lay and ministerial delegates from presbyteries and pastoral charges can also be referred to as the Conference. The term can also mean the geographical area containing pastoral charges and presbyteries overseen and served by a particular Conference.

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null

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hierarchical

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hierarchical

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Category of the relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Category of the relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Category of the relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Category of the relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

Minister

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

Minister

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Category of the relationship

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Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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Category of the relationship

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Dates of the relationship

1925–1954

Description of relationship

Minister

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associative

Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

Minister

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associative

Dates of the relationship

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Description of relationship

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associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

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SCAA-UCCS-0305

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

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Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0302

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

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Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0304

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

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Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0215

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

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Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0002

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

Methodist Church (Canada), Saskatchewan Conference is the predecessor of United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference

Dates of the relationship

1925

Description of relationship

The Methodist Church was one of the denominations that unified to create the United Church of Canada, in 1925.

Related entity

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Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0003

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

Presbyterian Church in Canada, Synod of Saskatchewan is the predecessor of United Church of Canada, Saskatchewan Conference

Dates of the relationship

1925

Description of relationship

The Presbyterian Church was one of the denominations involved in creating the United Church of Canada. However, some Presbyterian congregations did not join, and the Presbyterian Church in Canada continued, after 1925.

Related entity

General Council of Local Union Churches of Western Canada (ca.1912–1925)

Identifier of the related entity

SCAA-UCCS-0074

Category of the relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

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

Dates of the relationship

1925

Description of relationship

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

SCAA-UCCS-0001

Institution identifier

SCNUCSC

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2017: drafted for SAIN;
2018: revised.

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

United Church of Canada, "Manual" (2016); United Church Year Books; Saskatchewan Conference Records of Proceedings.

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