Fonds PC/105 - Mapleton Pastoral Charge

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Mapleton Pastoral Charge

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MCA PC/105

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  • 1960-2008 (Creation)
    Mapleton Pastoral Charge

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8.5 cm of textual records

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(1816 -)

Administrative history

A pastoral charge is a grouping of churches termed "preaching points" -- each with separate names and governing boards or sessions. These churches are served by one minister. The pastoral charge title usually reflects the breadth of the geographic area encompassing the charge.

The Mapleton Methodist congregation came into being in 1816 when George Harrison, a layman, began holding regular services in the community. The congregation met in a school house until a new church was erected in 1855-1856. The church was built by Thomas Johnson and dedicated on 15 February 1857.

Mapleton is located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. The town was originally known as Maccan Mountain but the name was changed to Mapleton in 1789. Mapleton was part of the Southampton Methodist Circuit and after the union which created The United Church of Canada in 1925, it became part of the Southampton Pastoral Charge. From 1976-2000, Southampton and Mapleton were known as Pioneer Pastoral Charge. In 2002, the churches separated to form individual pastoral charges. Mapleton Pastoral Charge has one preaching point: Mapleton United Church.

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Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.

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Fonds consists of minutes, financial records, reports, and unpublished histories of Mapleton Pastoral Charge. Fonds is composed of following series:
Records of Committees
Records of Women’s Organizations
Annual Reports
Church Histories

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Women's organization records were received from Mrs. George Gilroy, Southampton, in January 1994, and in 2004 (accession 04-056).


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See Southampton Pastoral Charge fonds and Pioneer Pastoral Charge fonds. See also deeds in Drew Collection of Chignecto Presbytery fonds (P-100).

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