St. Paul's Anglican Church

City: 
Mount Forest, Ont.
Archives Predating 1869: 
Baptisms 1859, Marriages 1860
Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. Paul's Anglican Church (Mount Forest, Ont.) fonds. -- 1859-1999. -- 31 cm of textual records.

In 1859 Rev. Stewart Houston was made rector of Arthur, North Arthur, and Mount Forest. The exact date of the construction of the first church in Mount Forest is not known. In September 1883 the corner stone for a second church was laid. In 1912 the church was declared to be free of debt and was consecrated. A more complete history of St. Paul's can be found in Parish Register D of this fonds.

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records, services, correspondence, Vestry and Women's Auxiliary minutes and a financial register. The fonds has been microfilmed on 6 reels, numbered 9-10, 12, 14, 260 and 396

Title based on content of fonds.
Fonds on deposit. Ownership of the fonds is retained by St. Paul's 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: 

I - List of Parish Registers

  Microfilm
Reel
Parish Register A Baptisms 1859-1867
Marriages 1860-1870,
Burials 1875-1914
9
Parish Register B Baptisms 1866-1925
Confirmations 1868, 1880, 1904,
1909, 1911, 1913-1915
9
Parish Register C Marriages 1896-1921 9
Parish Register D Baptisms 1926-1957
Confirmations 1868, 1904, 1906,
1909, 1911, 1913-1915,
1917-1919, 1922, 1924,
1926-1927, 1929-1930,
1932, 1934, 1936, 1938,
1941, 1942, 1944, 1946,
1948, 1950, 1952-1954
Marriages 1917-1957
Burials 1913-1929, 1938-1957
Parish History
9
Parish Register E Service Register 1887-1895
Communicants 1889-1890
9
Parish Register F Service Register 1895-1916
Confirmations Sept. 27 1896
Oct. 19 1898
Sept. 11 1899
Sept. 12 1900
Oct. 2 1901
Sept. 30 1903
10
Parish Register G Service Register 1916-1934 9
Parish Register H Service Register 1934-1945 9
Parish Register I Service Register 1945-1960 9
Parish Register J Vestry Minutes 1883-1936
Declaration Register 1889-1934
14
Parish Register K Vestry Minutes 1937-1961
Correspondence 1940-1961
Declaration Register 1954-1961
12
Parish Register L Marriages 1960-1967 260
Parish Register M Women's Auxiliary Minute Book 1962-1965 260
Parish Register N

Baptisms 1958-1987
Confirmations 1954-1986
(Mount Forest & Riverstown)
Marriages 1958-1987
Burials 1958-1988
(Mount Forest & Harriston)
260

Parish Register O Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages & Burials 1988-1999 396
Parish Register P Vestry & Service Book 1960-1999 396
File #1 Vestry Minutes 1967-1971 260
Financial Register #1 Sunday School Account Book
1917-1960
14

II - Index of Statistical Records

a) Baptisms

  Microfilm
Reel
1859-1867 Parish Register A 9
1866-1925 Parish Register B 9
1926-1957 Parish Register D 9
1958-1987 Parish Register N 260
1988-1999 Parish Register O 396

b) Confirmations

  Microfilm
Reel
Confirmation lists for the following years are in the back of Parish Register B:
Confirmation list for 1880 is in the front of Parish Register B.
Confirmation lists for the following years are in Parish Register D:
Confirmation lists for the following dates are located with the Service Register entry for that date in Parish Register F:
1868, 1904, 1906, 1909, 1911, 1913-1915

1868, 1904, 1906, 1909, 1911, 1913-1915, 1917-1919, 1922, 1924, 1926-1927, 1929-1930, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 946, 1948, 1950, 1952-1954
September 27 1896, October 19 1898, September 11 1899, September 12 1900, October 2 1901, September 30 1903

Parish Register N Confirmations 1954-1986 260
Parish Register O Confirmations 1988-1999 396

c) Communicants

  Microfilm
Reel
1889-1890 Parish Register E (in back of register) 9

d) Marriages

  Microfilm
Reel
1860-1870
1883-1896
Parish Register A 9
1896-1921 Parish Register C 9
1917-1957 Parish Register D 9
1960-1967 Parish Register L 260
1958-1987 Parish Register N 260
1988-1999 Parish Register O 396

e) Burials

  Microfilm
Reel
1859-1869 Parish Register A 9
1875-1914 Parish Register A 9
1913-1929 Parish Register D 9
1938-1957 Parish Register D 9
1988-1999 Parish Register O 396

III - Other Records

a) Financial

  Microfilm
Reel
1917

For annual financial statements see:

Financial Register #1
Sunday School Account Book
14
Vestry Minutes, Parish Register J 1881-1936 14
Vestry Minutes, Parish Register K 1937-1961 12

b) Minutes of the Vestry

  Microfilm
Reel
1883-1936 Parish Register J 14
1937-1961 Parish Register K 12
1960-1999 Parish Register P 396
1967-1971 File #1 260

c) Service Register

  Microfilm
Reel
1887-1895 Parish Register E 9
1895-1916 Parish Register F 10
1916-1934 Parish Register G 9
1934-1945 Parish Register H 9
1945-1960 Parish Register I 9
1960-1999 Parish Register P 396

d) Declarations

  Microfilm
Reel
1889-1934 Parish Register J
(at back of book)
14
1954-1961 Parish Register K
(with annual Vestry Minutes
for those years)
15

e) Parish History

  Microfilm
Reel
  Parish Register D
(at back of book)
9

f) Women's Auxiliary Minutes

  Microfilm
Reel
1962-1965
Women's Auxiliary Minute Book
260
 

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