St. Alban's Anglican Church

City: 
Grand Valley, Ont.
Full Location: 

St. Alban's
28 Main Street N.
Grand Valley, Ontario 10N 1G0

Contact:
Box 428
Grand Valley, Ontario
L0N 1G0
Phone: 519.928.3402

Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. Alban's Anglican Church (Grand Valley, Ont.) fonds. -- 1875-1971. -- 42 cm of textual records.

St. Alban's church was consecrated in 1881. Since the 1940s St. Alban's has been administered as a point of Grace Church, Arthur, Ont.

St. Alban's is now part of Grace Church, Arthur.

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records, Vestry, Young People's Society, Young People's Association, Ladies' Guild and Women's Auxiliary minutes, accounts and correspondence. Most of the fonds has been microfilmed on 4 reels of microfilm, numbered 119-120, 137-138.

Title based on content of fonds.
Fonds on deposit. Ownership of fonds resides with St. Alban'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 not expected.

Finding Aid: 

(St. Alban Is Now A Part Of Grace Church, Arthur.)

Historical Notes

For a detailed account of the complex inter-relationship between St. Alban's, Grand Valley (formerly Luther Village); St. Clement's, Colbeck; Good Shepard, Bowling Green; and St. Paul's, Damascus, see the lengthy account in the Church Histories. From this account it would appear that missionary work began in the area during the 1870s, with the Township of Amaranth selected as the first centre and other buildings being erected at Farmington, Whittington Corners, the Bush, and Luther Township. Later the stations of Waldemar, Colbeck, and Bowling Green were added. The church at Grand Valley was consecrated in 1881. In the mid- 1880s Garafraxa Township was added to this charge, and it was at about this time that Whittington Corners was abandoned. St. Clement's, Colbeck, was opened in July 1884 and in January 1888 the Church of the Good Shepherd, Bowling Green, was consecrated. Colbeck was formed into a separate parish in 1902; it was closed in 1968, although regular summer services had been held there until 1967.(1) Since the 1940s(2). Alban's, Grand Valley, has been administered as a point of Grace Church, Arthur.

 

 


I - List of Parish Registers

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Parish Register A

This register refers to "the mission of East Amaranth and Luther" (later Grand Valley), and contains entries for Waldemar, Bowling Green, Colbeck, and Garafraxa as well as Amaranth and Luther.

Baptisms 1878-1935
Confirmations 1900,1920,1922,1923,
1932,1933,1935
Marriages 1882-1936
Burials 1879-1936
119
Parish Register B
This register includes entries for Amaranth, Grand Valley, East Luther, Garafraxa.
Marriages 1896-1928 138
Parish Register C

This register refers to "the mission of Colbeck and Bowling Green" and includes entries for Amaranth, Proton, Melancthon, Arthur and Damascus.

Baptisms 1887-1922
Marriages 1889-1910
Burials 1887-1913, 1929
119
Parish Register D
This register refers to the mission of Amaranth and includes entries for Bowling Green (Amaranth), Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Clement's Church, Colbeck. The marriage entries duplicate those in Parish Register C.
Marriages 1897-1905 138
Parish Register E

 

Church Families 1901,1903,
1905-1906, 1906-1907,
1907-1908, 1908-1909,
(all of St. Alban's, Grand Valley)
Church Families 1901,1904,1908,
1908-1909
(all of Good Shepherd Church, Bowling
Green)
Confirmations 1904,1905,1907,
1909,1911, 1913-1916
(from Grand Valley, Bowling Green,
Amaranth and Colbeck)
Communicants 1901-1917, 1923-1926 (Grand Valley)
Communicants 1909-1917 (Bowling Green)
138

 

Parish Register F

 

Church Families 1901-1906
(St. Clement's, Colbeck)
Church Families 1902-1906, 1913-1914
(St. Paul's, Damascus)
Confirmations 1901-1902,1904-1905
(Grand Valley, with some
undated from Damascus)
Communicants Colbeck 1901-1906
Damascus 1903-1905
Services St. Paul's, Damascus
1902-1917, 1920
138

 

Parish Register G Service Register 1875-1889
(Grand Valley)
119
Parish Register H Service Register 1875-1920 1st half 119
  (with undated list of
Communicants)
2nd half 120
Parish Register I

 

Service Register 1883-1893
(Amaranth and East
Luther)
Communicants at Grand Valley, undated
Minutes of the Vestry Meeting 1884
(Bowling Green)
(Flyleaf indicates names and locations
of area churches during 1880s)
138

 

Parish Register J

 

Service Register 1885-1889
Includes entries for St. Clements,
Colbeck, Church of the Good Shepherd,
Bowling Green, Bush Station and Bowes
Station.
Confirmations from Colbeck and
Bowling Green, 1885, 1886, 1887,
1888, 1889
Parochial Statistics, Colbeck, Bowling
Green and Bowes Station 1890
Communicants' Roll (Colbeck?) 1893-1894
120

 

Parish Register K Service Register 1897-1971
Includes entries for Bowling Green,
Farmington, Maple Grove and Colbeck
1897-1932
120
Parish Register L Service Register 1900-1946
St. Clement's, Colbeck
120
Parish Register M Service Register 1928-1952
Grand Valley
120
Parish Register N Communicants' Roll 1889-1893
Includes entries for Grand Valley,
Colbeck, Bowling Green, Farmington
(Emmanuel Church), Reading Station,
Bowes Station and Waldemar Village.
Donations, Grand Valley 1910-1911
120
Parish Register O Y.P.S. (Young People's Society)
Minute Book
1895-1902, Grand Valley
120
Parish Register Q A.Y.P.A. Minutes
1926-1933, Grand Valley
120
Parish Register R Ladies' Guild Minutes
1894-1902, Grand Valley
120
Parish Register S Ladies' Guild Minutes
1907-1917, Grand Valley
120
Parish Register T W.A. Sewing Meeting Minutes
1918-1920, Grand Valley
120
Parish Register U St. Margaret's Guild Minutes
1943-1949, Grand Valley
120
Parish Register V St. Alban's Guild Accounts
1895-1900, Grand Valley
120
Parish Register W Collection Book
1886-1904, Grand Valley
Expenditures 1883-1893
138
Parish Register X Receipt and Account Book
1925-1945, Colbeck
137
Envelope #1 Miscellaneous correspondence
from Grand Valley and Colbeck.
not filmed

II - Index of Statistical Records

a) Baptisms

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1878-1935
Register for "the mission of East Amaranth and Luther"; contains entries for Waldemar, Bowling Green, Colbeck, Garafraxa, Amaranth and Luther (later Grand Valley).
Parish Register A 119
1887-1922
Register for "the mission of Colbeck and Bowling Green"; contains entries for Amaranth, Proton, Melancthon, Arthur and Damascus.
Parish Register C 119

b) Confirmations

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1885-1889
Register includes entries from St. Clements, Colbeck and the Church of the Good Shepherd, Bowling Green.
Parish Register J 120
1900, 1920, 1922,
1923, 1932, 1933,
1935
Register for "the mission of East and Luther"; contains entries for Waldemar, Bowling Green, Colbeck and Garafraxa as well as Amaranth and Luther (later Grand Valley).
Parish Register A 119
1904, 1905, 1907,
1909, 1911,
1913-1916
Register contains entries for Grand Valley, Bowling Green, Amaranth and Colbeck,
Parish Register E 138
1901-1902,
1904-1904
Plus some undated entries from approximately this period.
The dated confirmations are all from Grand Valley; those undated are from Damascus.
Parish Register F 138
Note: There are entries for Luther Village and West Luther in the confirmation records of Grace Church, Arthur.

c) Marriages

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1882-1936
Register for "mission of East Amaranth and Luther"; contains entries for Waldemar, Bowling Green, Colbeck, Garafraxa, Amaranth and Luther (later Grand Valley).
Parish Register A 119
1889-1910
Register for "the mission of Colbeck and Bowling Green"; contains entries for Amaranth, Proton, Melancthon, Arthur and Damascus.
Parish Register C 119
1896-1928
This register includes entries for Amaranth, Grand Valley, East Luther and Garafraxa.
Parish Register B 138
Note: There are entries for West Luther and Luther Village in the Marriage records of Grace Church, Arthur.

d) Burials

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1879-1936
Register for "the mission of East Amaranth and Luther"; (later Grand Valley); contains entries for Waldemar, Bowling Green, Colbeck and Garafraxa as well as Amaranth and Luther.
Parish Register A 119
1887-1922
Register for "the mission of Colbeck and Bowling Green"; contains entries for Amaranth, Proton, Melancthon, Arthur and Damascus.
Parish Register C 119
Note: There are entries for West Luther and Luther Village in the Burial records of Grace Church, Arthur, op. cit. also.

II - Index of General Records

a) Service Registers

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1875-1889
Register for Grand Valley
only.
Parish Register G 119
1883-1893
Entries for Amaranth and
a) Service Registers (cont'd.)
Parish Register I 138
1885-1899
Entries for Colbeck,
Bowling Green, Bush Station
and Bowes Station.
1889-1920
Parish Register J

Parish Register H

120
Entries for Grand Valley   119 1st half
only, with undated list
of communicants.
  120 2nd half
1897-1932
Entries for Bowling Green,
Farmington, Maple Grove and Colbeck.
Parish Register K 120
1900-1946
Entries for St. Clement's,
Colbeck.
Parish Register L 120
1902-1917, 1920
Entries for St. Paul's,
Damascus.
Parish Register F 138
1928-1952
Entries for Grand Valley only.
Parish Register M 120
1952-1971
Entries for Grand Valley only.
Parish Register K 120
Note: There is a Service Register for St. Paul's, Damasucs covering the period 1949-1967 to be found with the records of Grace Church, Arthur, Parish Register L.

b) Church Families

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1901, 1903, 1905-1909
All entries for Grand Valley.
Parish Register E 138
1901, 1904, 1908-1909
All entries for Bowling Green.
Parish Register E 138
1901-1906
All entries for St. Clement's,
Colbeck.
Parish Register F 138
1902-1906, 1913-1914
All entries are for St. Paul's,
Damascus.
Parish Register F 138

c) Communicants' List

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1889-1893
Register includes entries for
Grand Valley, Colbeck, Bowling
Green, Farmington, Reading Station,
Bowes Station and Waldemar Village.
Parish Register N 120
1893-1894
These entries are, apparently,
for Colbeck.
Parish Register J 120
undated
(1880s, 90s)
Entries are all for Grand Valley.
Parish Register I 138
1901-1906, Colbeck
1903-1905, Damascus
Parish Register F 138
1901-1917, Grand Valley
1923-1926
1909-1917, Bowling Green
Parish Register E 138

d) Vestry Meeting Minutes

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1884
Entry is for Bowling Green.
Parish Register I 138

e) Y.P.S. Minutes

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1895-1902 Parish Register O 120
1902-1908
All entries are for
Grand Valley.
Parish Register P 120

f) A.Y.P.A. Minutes

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Reel
1926-1933 Parish Register Q 120

g) Ladies' Guild Minutes

  Microfilm
Reel
1894-1902 Parish Register R 120
1907-1917
All entries are for
Grand Valley.
Parish Register S 120

h) W.A. Minutes

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Reel
1918-1920
All entries are
for Grand Valley.
Parish Register S 120

i) St. Margaret's Guild Minutes

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Reel
1943-1949
All entries are for
Grand Valley.
Parish Register U 120

j) St. Alban's Guild Accounts

  Microfilm
Reel
1895-1900
All entries are for
Grand Valley
Parish Register V 120

k) Miscellaneous Account Books

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1883-1893
Expenditures, Grand Valley
Parish Register W 138
1886-1904
Collection Book, Grand Valley
Parish Register W 138
1925-1945
Receipt and Account Book,
Colbeck
Parish Register X 137

 

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