St. Luke's Anglican Church

City: 
Burlington, Ont.
Archives Predating 1869: 
Baptisms 1835, Marriages 1835, Burials 1836
Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. Luke's Anglican Church (Burlington, Ont.) fonds. -- 1835-1976. -- 67 cm of textual records.

The part of Burlington were St. Luke's is located used to be known as Brant's Park. The parish, called Wellington Square, was organized in 1835 when St. Luke's was built. St. Luke's was consecrated on 4 October 1838 by the Right Reverend G.J. Mountain, then Bishop of Quebec. For a more complete history see St. Luke's Church, Burlington, Ontario, 1834-1967.

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records, minutes of Vestry Meetings and the Married Couple's Club, services, attendance of the Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen and other records. The fonds has been microfilmed on 5 reels, numbered 103-104 and 127-129.

Title based on content of fonds.
Fonds on deposit. Ownership of fonds resides with St. Luke's.
Finding aid available in hard copy and electronically.
Researchers are requested to use the microfilms. They must also sign an agreement of use form.
Further accruals are expected.

Finding Aid: 

 

Historical Notes

The parish of Burlington, formerly Wellington Square, was organized as a parish in 1835, when the Church of St. Luke's was built, largely through the efforts and gifts of Elizabeth Brant (Mrs. W. Kerr), daughter of Chief Joseph Brant. Prior to this time the people of the village were ministered to by itinerant missionaries. The first resident minister was the Rev. Frederick Mack whose first entry in the Parish Register of the Church is dated November 15, 1835. A travelling missionary, the Rev. Henry O'Neill, supplied some services, as did the Rev. J.G. Geddes, minister of Hamilton and Barton during the period 1836-1838*. In July 1838 the Rev. Thomas Green was appointed rector of Wellington by the Bishop of Montreal; his incumbency lasted over forty years.

Dr. Green extended the ministrations of his church to the various settlements and villages of the surrounding countryside: Waterdown; Lowville; Nassagaweya; Hannahsville (later Nelson); **Palermo; Bronte and Oakville. These congregations gradually formed their own parishes leaving only Hannahsville as part of the Burlington charge. The avenue of acacia trees was planted in 1840 and the Memorial Hall was opened in 1923.

*See the service-banns register for time period (1835-1838), Christ Church Cathedral, envelope #4, and Parish Register B. **The early registers contain many entries for St. John's, Nelson.

For further account of the history of St. Luke's, see the Anglican Church Histories.--Church filing cabinet.

 

 

 


I - List of Parish Registers:

a) Statistical

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Parish Register A Baptisms Nov. 1835-Jan. 1868
Marriages Dec. 1835-Aug. 1862
Burials Feb. 1836-Nov. 1868
127
Parish Register B Baptisms 1857-1878
Marriages 1858-1895
Burials 1868, 1873
127
Parish Register C Baptisms June 1874-Oct. 1918
Marriages Sept. 1874-Oct. 1918
Burials Sept. 1874-July 1918
Registers B and C contain many entries for St. John's (Nelson).
128
Parish Register D Marriages Feb. 1989-July 1910 128
Parish Register E Confirmations Feb. 1905-March 1917
Statistics 1922
Church Families, undated (c. 1905)
127
Parish Register F Baptisms Dec. 1918-Mar. 1929
Confirmations Apr. 1919-May 1929
Marriages Dec. 1918-June 1929
Burials Nov. 1918-May 1929
128
Parish Register G Baptisms June 1929-Oct. 1935
Confirmations Apr. 1930-Mar. 1935
Marriages June 1929-Nov. 1935
Banns 1929-1935
Burials June 1929-Nov. 1935
128
Parish Register H Baptisms Dec. 1935-Nov. 1945
Churchings 1937-1943
Confirmations Mar. 1936-Apr. 1944
Marriages Nov. 1935-Oct. 1945
Banns June 1941-June 1958
Burials Dec. 1935-Dec. 1945
128
Parish Register I Baptisms Nov. 1945-July 1951
Confirmations Apr. 1946-Apr. 1959
Marriages Nov. 10, 1945
June 6, 1959
Burials Feb. 1946-July 1960
128
Parish Register J
Parish Register K
Baptisms Apr. 1951-Nov. 1954
Baptisms Nov. 1954-June 1960
129
Parish Register L Baptisms June 12, 1960-
Apr. 1967
Confirmations May 1960-Dec. 1970
Marriages June 1959-Sept. 1970
Burials July 1960-Dec. 1970
129
Parish Register M Marriages Oct. 1970-Apr. 1976 129
Parish Register N Minutes of Vestry Meetings
1888-1904
127
Parish Register O Minutes of Vestry Meetings
1904-1926
103
Parish Register P Minutes of Vestry Meetings
1927-1950
(N.B. does not appear on #129)
129
Parish Register Q Minutes of Vestry Meetings
1950-1973
103
Parish Register R Service Register 1895-1919 104
Parish Register S Service Register 1919-1934 104
Parish Register T Service Register 1934-1945 104
Parish Register U Service Register 1945-1956 104
Parish Register V Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen
Attendance Book
1957-1971
103
Parish Register W Married Couple's Club
Minute Book
1949-1956
103
Parish Register MM Baptisms - 13 Oct. 1996-19 Jun. 2011 Digital Access
in Reading Room
Parish Register NN Marriage - Oct. 1996-Sept. 2000 Digital Access 
in Reading Room
Parish Register OO Marriage - Oct. 2000-Oct. 2003 Digital Access 
in Reading Room
Parish Register PP Marriage - Oct. 2003-May 2008 Digital Access 
in Reading Room
Parish Register QQ Marriage - May 2008-Jul. 2012 Digital Access 
in Reading Room
Parish Register RR Burial - Jul. 1998-Mar. 2000 Digital Access 
in Reading Room
Parish Register SS Burial - Mar. 2000-Aug. 2002 Digital Access 
in Reading Room
Parish Register TT Burial - Aug. 2002-Apr. 2005 Digital Access 
in Reading Room
Parish Register UU Burial - May 2005-Feb. 2008 Digital Access 
in Reading Room
Parish Register VV Burial - Feb. 2008-Jul. 2010 Digital Access 
in Reading Room

b) Financial

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Financial Register #1 Financial Reports 1854-1887 127
Financial Register #2 Cash Book 1871-1879 127
Financial Register #3 Cash Book 1879-1886 127
Financial Register #4 Cash Book 1886-1891 127
Financial Register #5 Cash Book 1888-1895 127
Financial Register #6 Financial Reports 1912-1918
Insurance Policies 1914-1917
127
Financial Register #7 Financial Statements,
Church School 1924-1930
127

II - Index of Statistical Records

a) Baptisms

  Microfilm
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November 1835-
January 1868
Parish Register A 127
1857-1878
(additional to those above)
Parish Register B 127
June 1874-
October 1918
Parish Register C 128
December 1918-
March 1929
Parish Register F 128
June 1929-
October 1935
Parish Register G 128
December 1935-
November 1945
Parish Register H 128
November 1945-
July 1951
Parish Register I 128
April 1951-
November 1954
Parish Register J 129
November 1954-
June 1960
Parish Register K 129
June 1960-
April 1967
Parish Register L 129
October 1996-
June 2011
Parish Register MM
 
Digital Access 
in Reading Room

b) Confirmations

  Microfilm
Reel
February 1905-
March 1917
Parish Register E 127
April 1919-
May 1929
Parish Register F 128
April 1930-
March 1935
Parish Register G 128
March 1936-
April 1944
Parish Register H 128
April 1946-
April 1959
Parish Register I 128
May 1960-
December 1970
Parish Register L 129

c) Marriages

  Microfilm
Reel
December 1835-
August 1862
Parish Register A 127
1858-1895 Parish Register B 127
September 1874-
October 1918
Parish Register C 128
February 1898-
July 1910
(these are in addition to those listed in Register C)
Parish Register D 128
December 1918-
June 1929
Parish Register F 128
June 1929-
November 1935
Parish Register G 128
November 1935-
October 1945
Parish Register H 128
November 1945-
June 1959
Parish Register I 128
June 1959-
September 1970
Parish Register L 129
October 1970-
April 1976
Parish Register M 129
October 1996-
Septmber 2000
Parish Register NN
 
Digital Access 
in Reading Room
October 2000-
October 2003
Parish Register OO
 
Digital Access 
in Reading Room
October 2003-
May 2008
Parish Register PP Digital Access 
in Reading Room
May 2008-
July 2012
Parish Register QQ Digital Access 
in Reading Room

d) Burials

  Microfilm
Reel
February 1836-
November 1868
Parish Register A 127
1868, 1873 Parish Register B 127
September 1874-
July 1918
Parish Register C 128
November 1918-
May 1929
Parish Register F 128
June 1929-
November 1935
Parish Register G 128
December 1935-
December 1945
Parish Register H 128
February 1946-
July 1960
Parish Register I 128
July 1960-
December 1970
Parish Register L 128
July 1998-
March 2000
Parish Register RR
 
Digital Access 
in Reading Room
March 2000-
August 2002
Parish Register SS
 
Digital Access 
in Reading Room
August 2002-
April 2005
Parish Register TT
 
Digital Access 
in Reading Room
May 2005-
February 2008
Parish Register UU
 
Digital Access 
in Reading Room
February 2008-
July 2010
Parish Register VV
 
Digital Access 
in Reading Room

III - Other Records

a) Minutes of Vestry Meetings

  Microfilm
Reel
1888-1904 Parish Register N 127
1904-1926 Parish Register O 103
1927-1950 Parish Register P 129(?)
1950-1973 Parish Register Q 103

b) Service Registers

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1895-1919 Parish Register R 104
1919-1934 Parish Register S 104
1934-1945 Parish Register T 104
1945-1956 Parish Register U 104

c) Attendance Book of the Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen

  Microfilm
Reel
1957-1971 Parish Register V 103

d) Minutes of the Meetings of the Married Couple's Club

  Microfilm
Reel
1949-1956 Parish Register W 103

e) Church Families

  Microfilm
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Undated, C. 1905 Parish Register E 127

f) Diocesan Statistics

  Microfilm
Reel
(Sunday School (?) attendance figures, teachers,
facilities, etc.)
   
1922 Parish Register E 127