St. John's Anglican Church

City: 
Jordan, Ont.
Archives Predating 1869: 
Baptisms 1840, Marriages 1842, Burials 1842
Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. John's Anglican Church (Jordan, Ont.) fonds. -- 1840-2008. -- 43 cm of textual records.

Rev. George Mortimer Armstrong came to Louth township as a missionary ca. 1840 and in January 1843 was appointed rector of the parish. Construction of the church probably began in 1841. The church probably opened for services in May 1842. Complete records are not extant for those years. St. John's Church was consecrated on 15 May 1854. St. Mark's Mission was set up in 1912 to provide a place for services for people in the Eastern portion of the parish. Services were held in the Grange Hall. For a more complete history see History of St. John's Church, Jordan, 1942 and 1966.

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records, Vestry, Church Council, and Parish Guild minutes, correspondence, legal and other documents. The fonds includes registers for St. Mark's Mission. Most of fonds has been microfilmed.

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

Finding Aid: 

(Including Record Books For St. Mark's Mission, Louth, Ontario)

 

Brief History Of St. John's, Jordan

1840-1850 Area ministered to by Rev. George Mortimer.
1841-1842 Church built.
1850-1876 Rev. Alexander Dixon, first Rector. Church closed for a few years during this time.
1853 Church consecrated.

Note: From 1850-1916, this church was a mission of St.John's, Port Dalhousie; the Rector lived in Port Dalhousie.

1912 Sunday School held at St. Mark's Mission by Misses Burdy
1915 Services held at St. Mark's Mission (in the Hall) by Rev. R. Ferguson, Rector of St. John's, Jordan.
 

Note: From 1916-1920, St. John's was linked with Christ Church, St. Catharines.

(See Church Histories of Jordan and Louth in filing cabinet)

 


I - List of Parish Registers

a) Statistical and General

  Microfilm
Reel
Parish Register A

(See: Register P)

Baptisms 1956-1973
Confirmations 1957-1972
Marriages 1957-1973
Burials 1956-1973
225
Parish Register B Minutes of Annual Vestry Mtgs.
1906-1944
215
Parish Register C Minutes of Annual Vestry Mtgs.
1945-1973
215
Parish Register D Minutes of Church Council Mtgs.
1946-1955
225
Parish Register E Minutes of Church Council Mtgs.
1955-1957
225
Parish Register F Minutes of Church Council Mtgs.
1957-1959
225
Parish Register G Minutes of Church Council Mtgs.
1961-1969
225
Parish Register H Minutes of Church Council Mtgs.
1969-1974
225
Parish Register I Vestry Book of Church Services
1911-1949
216
Parish Register J Choir Book 1933-1939 216
Parish Register K Minutes of Parish Guild Mtgs.
1923-1938
216
Parish Register L Minutes of Parish Guild Mtgs.
1939-1951
216
Parish Register M Altar Guild Book 1939-1943 216
Parish Register N
(St. Mark's)
Minutes of St. Mark's Guild Mtgs.
1920-1934
216
Parish Register O
(St. Mark's)
Minutes of Annual Vestry Mtgs.
1916-1932
216
Parish Register P Baptisms July 1840-Nov. 1956
Confirmations 1849-1956
Marriages Sept. 1842-Aug. 1956
Burials Aug. 1842-Mar. 1956
226
Parish Register Q

(St Mark's)
Vestry or Service Book

Jan. 06 1991-Jan. 13 2008
414
Parish Register R

(St. Mark's)
Vestry or Service Book

1957-1989

418

b) Financial

  Microfilm
Reel
Financial Register #1 Cash Book 1906-1917 217
Financial Register #2 Cash Book 1918-1937 217
Financial Register #3 Account Book 1941-1955
(includes records of special funds)
217
Financial Register #4 Account Book of Parish Guild
1931-1953
225
Financial Register #5 Account Book of Sunday School
1932-1933
225

c) Other

  Microfilm
Reel
Envelope #1 Plan of survey
Letter re: sale of church lands.
Copy of Record of Original Patent for land.
Copy of Record of Original Patent for rectory.
not filmed
Envelope #2 Misc. papers, correspondence,reports. not filmed

II - Index to Statistical Records

a) Baptisms

  Microfilm
Reel
Dec. 1956-June 1973 Parish Register A 225
July 1840-Nov. 1956 Parish Register P 226

b) Marriages

  Microfilm
Reel
July 1957-June 1973 Parish Register A 225
Sept. 1842-Aug. 1956 Parish Register P 226

c) Confirmations

  Microfilm
Reel
1957-1972 Parish Register A 225
1849-1956 Parish Register P 226

d) Burials

  Microfilm
Reel
Nov. 1956-July 1973 Parish Register A 225
Aug. 1842-Mar. 1956 Parish Register P 226

III - Index to Financial Records

  Microfilm
Reel
1906-1917 Financial Register #1 217
1918-1937 Financial Register #2 217
1941-1955* Financial Register #3 217
1931-1953
(Parish Guild)
Financial Register #4 225
1932-1933
(Sunday School)
Financial Register #5 225
*No records recorded for 1938-1941.

 

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