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- Chipman United Church (Queens Country, N.B.)
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About 1841 the Reverend Mr. Wivell, a Presbyterian minister, visited the Salmon River area near what is now Chipman, Queens County, New Brunswick. By August 1844 a Presbyterian Church had been built at Red Bank under the guidance of the Reverend Mr. Millen. By 1854 membership in the church stood at 45.
In 1876 the Reverend S. Johnson took charge of the congregation. A new church was erected at Salmon Creek and dedicated in 1886. Between 1890 and 1910 the old church at Red Bank was abandoned, and about 1892 a new church was erected within the village of Chipman. In 1925 members of the Chipman church decided to enter the new United Church of Canada.
"History of the Parish of Chipman" by Rev. Frank Baird, 1946
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This fonds contains the administrative records of the Red Bank Presbyterian Church, the Salmon Creek Presbyterian Church, the Chipman Presbyterian Church, and the Chipman United Church as well as records relating to church societies, organizations, and committees.
It consists of minutes of Sessions, minutes of congregational and Board of Trustee meetings, and church registers (communion rolls, baptisms, marriages, burials). Also included are minutes of the Women's Missionary Society, the United Church Women, and of the Red Bank Cemetery Committee as well as a pew rental book for the Salmon Creek church.
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