Fonds FD22 - Yorkton Presbytery fonds

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Yorkton Presbytery fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Variations in title: Previously identified as Yorkton Presbytery sub-series (A.381.XI.D.22).

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FD22

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  • 1953–1956 (Creation)
    Creation
    United Church of Canada Abernethy-Yorkton Presbytery
    Place
    Saskatchewan
  • 1925–1953, 1956–1987 (Creation)
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    United Church of Canada Yorkton Presbytery
    Place
    Saskatchewan
  • 1912–1925 (Creation)
    Place
    Saskatchewan
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    Records pre-date the United Church of Canada (1925)

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44.5 cm (approx.) textual records

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(1925–1953, 1956–2000)

Administrative history

Yorkton 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 the previous Yorkton Presbytery, which had been part of the Presbyterian Synod of Saskatchewan. Prior to Union, in 1925, there had also been a Yorkton District, in the Saskatchewan Conference of the Methodist Church.

In 1953, pastoral charges from part of Abernethy Presbytery (east of Highway 35) were added and the combined presbytery was re-named Abernethy-Yorkton. In 1956, after a merger of Abernethy-Yorkton and Kamsack Presbyteries, the new combined body returned to the name Yorkton Presbytery. The name was changed to Parkland Presbytery in 1992.

In 2000, Saskatchewan Conference went from 10 presbyteries to 7, with each adopting a new name. Most pastoral charges from Parkland Presbytery became part of the new Good Spirit Presbytery.

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(1953–1956)

Administrative history

Abernethy-Yorkton Presbytery was created in 1953, through the merging of Yorkton Presbytery and part of Abernethy Presbytery (east of Highway 35). In 1956, Abernethy-Yorkton amalgamated with Kamsack Presbytery and the resulting body returned to the earlier name, Yorkton Presbytery.

Custodial history

Most records in the fonds were likely transferred to the archives between 1925 and the early 1990s. The 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.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Yorkton and Yorkton-Abernethy Presbyteries, their secretaries, committees and related bodies, in fulfillment of their responsibilities, as outlined in the Manual of the United Church of Canada.

Contents include meeting minutes, correspondence, secretarial notebooks, property files, and documents relating to the Congregational Life and Work Committee.

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Arrangement

Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items formerly listed under A.381.XI.D(22) were arranged sometime before 1990, with additions (under A.785) likely arranged in early 1990s.

Language of material

  • English

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Some records may be restricted, to protect personal information.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

GS-168 includes some file and series listings, in section A.381.XI.D(22), with additional items listed later (as A.785.SA.892 to SA.894).

Associated materials

Digital copies of select documents are also held by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), in Manitoba.

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