St. Barnabas' Anglican Church

City: 
St. Catharines, Ont.
Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. Barnabas' Anglican Church (St. Catharines, Ont.) fonds. -- 1879-1968. -- 25 cm of textual records.

St. Barnabas' church was founded as a mission church of St. George's in 1870. A small frame church was erected on John Street in 1873. In 1879 it separated from St. George's and became a parish on its own. In 1891 the church building was moved from John Street to Queenston Street. In June 1893 construction began on a new red sandstone church. For a more complete history see E.H. Lancaster, History from 1870-1968 of St. Barnabas's Church.

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records, Vestry records, and services. The fonds has been microfilmed on 4 reels, numbered 95-96, 111, 134.

Title based on content of fonds.
Fonds on deposit. Ownership of the fonds resides with St. Barnabas' 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 Church of St. Barnabas was established as a mission of St. George's Anglican Church in St. Catharines in 1870. A small frame Church was erected on John Street in 1873 and the new Parish of St. Barnabas' was created in 1879. Enlargement and moving of the Church seems to have been first suggested in 1888 but no action was taken at that time. The cornerstone of the new red sandstone church was laid in June 1893. For financial reasons the tower, proposed in the original architectural plans, was omitted from the finished building. The cornerstone of the new parish hall was laid in September 1957.

Note: For a fuller account of the historical background of St. Barnabas' see the history of the church by E.H. Lancaster (in the filing cabinet), and the account in the Anglican Church Histories.

 


I - List of Parish Registers

  Microfilm
Reel
Parish Register A Baptisms 1879-1935
Marriages 1879-1919
Burials 1879-1935
134
Parish Register B Baptisms 1935-1938
Confirmations 1930-1938
Marriages 1930-1938
Burials 1935-1938
95
Parish Register C Baptisms 1939-1950
Confirmations 1939-1957
Marriages 1938-1952
Burials 1938-1965
95
Parish Register D Baptisms 1950-1961
Confirmations 1959
95
Parish Register E Marriages 1896-1913 95
Parish Register F Marriages 1912-1930 111
Parish Register G Church Families 1912
Confirmations 1912-1918
Communicants 1912
Church Services 1912-1919
111
Parish Register H Vestry Book 1955-1968 96

II - Index of Statistical Records

a) Baptisms

  Microfilm
Reel
1879-1935 Parish Register A 134
1935-1938 Parish Register B 95
1939-1950 Parish Register C 95
1950-1961 Parish Register D 95

b) Confirmations

  Microfilm
Reel
1912-1918 Parish Register G 111
1930-1938 Parish Register B 95
1939-1957 Parish Register C 95
1959 Parish Register D 95

c) Marriages

  Microfilm
Reel
1879-1919 Parish Register A 134
1896-1913 Parish Register E 95
1912-1930 Parish Register F 111
1930-1938 Parish Register B 95
1938-1952
The Marriage entries in Registers E and F are apparently duplicates of those recorded in Register A.
Parish Register C 95

d) Burials

  Microfilm
Reel
1879-1935 Parish Register A 134
1935-1938 Parish Register B 95
1938-1965 Parish Register C 95

III - Other Records

a) Church Families

  Microfilm
Reel
1912 Parish Register G 111

b) Communicants

  Microfilm
Reel
1912 Parish Register G 111

c) Church Services

  Microfilm
Reel
1912-1919 Parish Register C 111

d) Vestry Book

  Microfilm
Reel
1955-1968 Parish Register H 96

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