St. James' Anglican Church

City: 
Guelph, Ont.
Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. James' Anglican Church (Guelph, Ont.) fonds. -- 1890-1999. -- 1.87 m of textual records.

The decision was made to separate St. James' Church from St. George's, Guelph, in March 1890. Rev. A.J. Belt was appointed as the first rector, the church was opened the following year and was dedicated in April 1892. Free of debt, it was consecrated in 1920. For a more complete history see St. James' Church, Guelph, Ontario, Golden Jubilee, 1890-1940.

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records, services, Vestry, Parish Council, Women's Auxiliary and Young People's Association minutes, financial registers, church histories, correspondence and other documents. Most of the fonds has been microfilmed.

Title based on content of fonds.
Fonds on deposit. Ownership of the fonds resides with St. James' Church.
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 decision was made to separate the parish of St. James', Guelph from the mother Church, St. George's, in March 1890. The Reverend A.J. Belt was appointed the first Rector of St. James' and the Church was dedicated in April 1892, having been opened for services in the previous year. St. James' was finally free of debt and consecrated in 1920.

For further information the researcher is directed to the 75th Anniversary history of the Church and another church history in the filing cabinet and also to the account in the Church Histories, vol. II.

 


I - List of Parish Registers

a) Statistical

  Microfilm
Reel
Parish Register A Baptisms June 1890-Sept. 1916
Confirmations 1890-1916
Marriages Dec. 1890-Dec. 1914
Burials Aug. 1890-Dec. 1914
Church Families 1894
160
Parish Register B Confirmations 1890 162
Parish Register C Church Families 1890-1900
Confirmations 1901, 1903, 1923
Services June 1901-May 1910
160
Parish Register D Marriages Aug. 1896-Jan. 1918
with 1 for Nov. 1920
160
Parish Register E Baptisms Dec. 1917-Feb. 1928
Confirmations 1919-1927
Marriages Apr. 1918-Jan. 1928
(1 entry duplicated from Parish Register D)
Burials Mar. 1918-Mar. 1928
162
Parish Register F Baptisms July 1929-Oct. 1935
Confirmations 1928-1934
Marriages Apr. 1928-Sept. 1935
Burials May 1928-Oct. 1935
162
Parish Register G Baptisms Nov. 1935-Jan. 1943
Confirmations 1936-1946
Marriages Nov. 1935-Mar. 1949
Burials Nov. 1935-Dec. 1950
162
Parish Register H Baptisms Sept. 1943-Nov. 1956 161
Parish Register I Baptisms Mar. 1957-Mar. 1963
Confirmations 1947-1957
Marriages April 1949-July 1968
Burials Sept. 1950-Feb. 1972
161

b) General

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Parish Register J Services June 1890-May 1895
with private communions 1890-1891
161
Parish Register K Services Feb. 1895-June 1901
with private communions 1895-1900
161
Parish Register L Services Feb. 1918-Dec. 1928 161
Parish Register M Services Jan. 1929-Dec. 1937 161,150
Parish Register N Services Jan. 1938-Apr. 1944 150
Parish Register O Services Apr. 1944-Apr. 1969 150
Parish Register P Services June 1910-Jan. 1918 160
Parish Register Q Vestry Minutes 160
Parish Register R Vestry Minutes
Jan. 1943-Jan. 1957
160
Parish Register S Parish Council Minutes
and Financial Statements 1935
150
Parish Register T Women's Auxiliary Minutes
May 1906-Feb. 1909 (rough notes)
150
Parish Register U Women's Auxiliary Minutes
Feb. 1907-Feb. 1922
150
Parish Register V Women's Auxiliary Minutes
Feb. 1922-Dec. 1932
150
Parish Register W Women's Auxiliary Minutes
Jan. 1933-Nov. 1938
150
Parish Register Y Women's Auxiliary Minutes
Apr. 1954-Nov. 1959
150
Parish Register Z Women's Auxiliary Minutes
Feb. 1912-Feb. 1921
150
Parish Register AA Womens' Auxiliary Accounts
Feb. 1921-Dec. 1925
151
Parish Register BB Womens' Auxiliary Accounts
Jan. 1926-Dec. 1933
151
Parish Register CC Mothers' Auxiliary
May 1948-Dec. 1955
151
Parish Register DD A.Y.P.A. Minutes
Nov. 1959-Feb. 1963
151
Parish Register EE Women's Auxiliary Minutes
Apr. 1965-Nov. 1970
151
Parish Register FF

Box #1

Marriages
Aug. 1968-Apr. 1981
Miscellaneous correspondence,
newspaper clippings and Church
Histories.
224

c) Financial

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Reel
Financial Register F(1) Accounts 1890-1911 153
Financial Register F(2) Accounts 1911-1942 153
Financial Register F(3) Accounts 1942-1952 153,152
Financial Register F(4) Accounts 1946-1949(Missions) 152
Financial Register F(5) Accounts 1953-1954 151
Financial Register F(6) Accounts 1955-1958 152
Financial Register F(7) Accounts 1959-1964 152
Financial Register F(8) Accounts 1964-1969 152

II - Index of Statistical Records

a) Baptisms

  Microfilm
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June 1890-Sept. 1916 Parish Register A 160
Dec. 1917-Feb. 1928 Parish Register E 162
July 1929-Oct. 1935 Parish Register F 162
Nov. 1935-Jan. 1943 Parish Register G 162
Sept. 1943-Nov. 1956 Parish Register H 161
Mar. 1957-Mar. 1963 Parish Register I 161
Mar. 17, 1963-Nov. 7, 1999 Parish Register GG 387

b) Confirmations

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Reel
1890-1916 Parish Register A 160
1890-1900 Parish Register B 162
1901, 1903, 1923 Parish Register C 160
1919-1927 Parish Register E 162
1929-1934 Parish Register F 162
1936-1946 Parish Register G 162
1947-1957 Parish Register I 161

c) Marriages

  Microfilm
Reel
Dec. 1890-Dec. 1914 Parish Register A 160
Aug. 1896-Jan. 1918
With 1 for Nov. 1920
(Some duplication of Register A)
Parish Register D 160
Apr. 1918-Jan.l 1929
1 entry duplicated from Parish Register D.
Parish Register E 162
Apr. 1928-Sept. 1935 Parish Register F 162
Nov. 1935-Mar. 1949 Parish Register G 162
Apr. 1949-July 1968 Parish Register I 161
Aug. 1968-Apr. 1981 Parish Register FF 161
May. 30, 1981-Sept. 9, 1995 Parish Register HH 387
Sept. 16, 1995-Nov. 27, 1999 Parish Register II 387

d) Burials

  Microfilm
Reel
Aug. 1890-Nov. 1916 Parish Register A 160
Mar. 1918-Mar. 1928 Parish Register E 162
May 1928-oct. 1935 Parish Register F 162
Nov. 1935-Dec. 1950 Parish Register G 162
Sept. 1950-Feb. 1972 Parish Register I 161
Feb. 10, 1972-Dec. 11, 1999 Parish Register JJ 387

III - Index of General Records

a) Service Books

  Microfilm
Reel
June 1890-may 1895,
with private communions
1890-1891
Parish Register J 161
Feb. 1895-June 1901,
with private communions
1895-1900
Parish Register K 161
Feb. 1918-Dec. 1928 Parish Register L 161
Jan. 1929-Dec. 1937 Parish Register M 161,150
Jan. 1938-Apr. 1944 Parish Register N 150
Apr. 1944-Apr. 1969 Parish Register O 150
June 1910-Jan. 1918 Parish Register P 160
Jan. 2, 1994-Dec. 29, 1999 Parish Register KK 387

b) Vestry and Parish Council Minutes

  Microfilm
Reel
Mar. 1890-Jan. 1922
(Vestry)
Parish Register Q 160
Jan. 1943-Jan. 1957 Parish Register R 160
1935 (Parish Council) Parish Register S 150

c) Womens' Auxiliary Records

  Microfilm
Reel
1. Minutes    
May 1906-Feb. 1909 Parish Register T 150
Feb. 1907-Feb. 1922 Parish Register U 150
Feb. 1922-Dec. 1932 Parish Register V 150
Jan. 1933-Nov. 1938 Parish Register W 150
Dec. 1938-Mar. 1954 Parish Register X 160,153
Apr. 1954-Nov. 1959 Parish Register Y 150
Apr. 1965-Nov. 1970 Parish Register EE 151
2. Accounts    
Feb. 1912-Feb. 1921 Parish Register Z 150
Feb. 1921-Dec. 1925 Parish Register AA 151
Jan. 1926-Dec. 1933 Parish Register BB 151
Note: See also correspondence, accounts and clippings in
Box 31, files #1 and #2.
d) Mothers' Auxiliary Minutes
   
May 1948-Dec. 1955 Parish Register CC 151

e) A.Y.P.A. Minutes

  Microfilm
Reel
Nov. 1959-Feb. 1963 Parish Register DD 151

IV - Index of Financial Records

  Microfilm
Reel
1890-1911 Financial Register F(1) 153
1911-1942 Financial Register F(2) 153
1942-1952 Financial Register F(3) 153,152
1946-1949
(Missions)
Financial Register F(4) 152
1953-1954 Financial Register F(5) 151
1955-1958 Financial Register F(6) 152
1959-1964 Financial Register F(7) 152
1964-1969
See also W.A. accounts listed in III, c).
Financial Register F(8) 152

V - Correspondence, Church Histories and Other Loose Material

  Microfilm
Reel
Date Subject Location
1920
(Consecration)
History of the Church
(3 copies)
Box #1
1940
(Golden Jubilee)
History of the Church
(4 copies)
Box #1
1950 History of the Church
(1 copy)
Box #1
1966
(75th Anniversary)
History of the Church
(3 copies)
Box #1
1942-1962 Historical Review Box #1
1940
(50th Anniversary)
Order of Service
(5 copies)
Box #1
1905 Recipe Book,
published by St. James' Church
Box #1
1953 Recipe Book,
published by St. James' Church
(2 copies)
Box #1
1972 St. James' Directory Box #1
1974 Annual Vestry Report Box #1
1919-1934 W.A. Correspondence, Receipts, Box #1
  Accounts and Cash File #1
1930s and 1940s Newspaper clippings, W.A. and Box #1
  current historical articles File #2
1902-1977 General Correspondence Box #1
    File #3