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St. Thomas' Anglican Church (Thunder Bay, Ont.)

St. Thomas' Church interior (Fort William, Ont.)

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Start Date: 
[before 1931]
End Date: 
[before 1931]
Date Range: 
[before 1931]
Language: 
English
Physical Description: 

2.5 cm of object. - 1 printing press plate: wood and copper, 10 x 8 cm

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aua
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016
Container Number: 
006
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St. Thomas' Church (Fort William, Ont.)

Description
Responsibility: 
Start Date: 
[before 1931]
End Date: 
[before 1931]
Date Range: 
[before 1931]
Language: 
English
Physical Description: 

2.5 cm of object. - 1 printing press plate: wood and copper, 10.5 x 8.5 cm

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aua
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003
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002
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Diocesan history St. Thomas', Thunder Bay

Description
Responsibility: 
Start Date: 
1906
End Date: 
1980
Date Range: 
1906, 1965, 1970-1980
Language: 
Physical Description: 

2.5 cm of textual records.

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aua
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008
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008
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St. Thomas' Anglican Church (Thunder Bay, Ont.) sous fonds

Description
Start Date: 
1890
End Date: 
1998
Date Range: 
1890-1998
Physical Description: 

0.19 m of textual records

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Sous fonds arranged in files.
History Biographical: 

The Parish of St. Thomas' (Thunder Bay, Ont.) was established in 1887 as a mission of the Diocese of Algoma in the west end of the community of Fort William in an area of the city known as "Westfort". This early mission was run out of St. John's Church (Thunder Bay, Ont.) under the leadership of Rev. J. Ker McMorine.  He conducted services in the 'upper room' over the telegraph office at the corner of Brown and Amelia Street.

Three years later, the construction of St. Thomas' Anglican Church began. The site for the church was purchased on October 15, 1889.  And the foundation stone was laid by Mrs. Kirby, wife of the Rev. Charles Kriby who organized the parishes of St. Thomas and St. Luke's (Thunder Bay, Ont), on June 24, 1890.The first service of the church was held on November of 1890. on the first Sunday of Advent. The physical structure was twice damaged by fire and rebuilt.

In 1928 under Rev. Canon Harkinson the parish of St. Thomas' became self supporting.  In 1930 the posts and sills under the church rotted out and were replaced by a proper basement which included a boarder room, Rector's vestry, and a new heating unit.  In 1931 the church was badly damaged by fire.

In 1948, a rectory was purchased adjacent to the Church on Edward Street. As the Sunday school enrollment increased during the Baby Boom, the L. C. Irwin Christian Education Centre was built adjoining the main building, and a basement was added. A second home in Northwood was purchased which helped to facilitate an active Curacy training program. In 1952 a brick front was added to the building, creating a new enterance.

The L.C. Irwin Education Centre extension of St. Thomas Anglican Church (Thunder Bay, Ont.) was dedicated by Archbishop W.L. Wright in May 1957. The $40,000 extension comprised a chapel on the Ameilia Street side and a wing on the Frederica Street side, resulting in additional seating of 95.

Rectors of St. Thomas' have included: Rev. Charles Kirby (1890-1895), Rev. E.J. Harper (1895-1906), Rev. S.M. Rankin (1906-1911), Rev. J.C. Poppy (1911), Rev. A. Adams (1911-1941), Rev. F.G. Sherring (1915), Rev. A.J. Bruce (1916-1928), Canon W.A. Hankinson (1928-1946), Rev. M.L. Goodman (1946-1953), Archdeacon E.R. Handdon (1953-1986), Rev. Robert Russell (1986-1987, priest in charge), Rev. Richard Williams (1987-?)

Sources:

  •  "Confirmation, Dedication at Lakehead" The Algoma Anglican 1 (1957): 1.
  •  "Parish Profile, 1998" part of the St. Thomas Anglican Church (Thunder Bay, Ont.) sous fonds, 2009-055/001 (015).
  • "Brief History of Our Church", St. Thomas Anglican Church http://www.stthomasac.com/saintNew.com/the-church-and-community-3 [accessed on 20 August 2015]
  • "Lakehead Parishes Celebrate Founding", The Algoma Anglican 10, no.1 (1966): 4. Algoma University Archives, 2013-086_001_003_012 [accessed 21 August 2015]
  • Jean Pendziwol, "St. Thomas' Church, Thunder Bay, celebrates 100th anniversary", The Algoma Anglican 37, no.9 (1990): 1, 2.
Scope Content: 

Sous fonds is comprised of records documenting the activities at St. Thomas' Anglican Church (Thunder Bay, Ont.). Includes parish registers, service registers, vestry books, parish histories, newspaper clippings and other material.

Repository: 
aua
Admin
Custodial History: 

Accrual 2009-055 transferred from Laurentian University Archives to Algoma University in May 2009. 

Access Restriction: 

May be restrictions on access based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement, the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation.

Repro Restriction: 

May be restrictions on use based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement, the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation.

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on sous fonds.

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Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd (Slate River, Ont.) sous fonds

Description
Start Date: 
1911
End Date: 
1989
Date Range: 
1911-1989
Physical Description: 

0.1 m of textual records and graphic materials

Arrangement: 
Sous fonds is arranged in files.
History Biographical: 

Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd (Slate River, Ont.) was a church in the St. Thomas' Anglican Parish (Thunder Bay, Ont.).  It was previously part of the Parish of West Thunder Bay.

The original Church of the Good Shepherd was built in Slate River Siding (later known as Rosslyn Village) in 1912.  When this building was destroyed by fire in 1914 the congregation decided to rebuild the church south of the Kaministiquia River, on Highway 130.  The first service in the new church building was held on October 31, 1915.

Source:

Muriel Hunt, "75th anniversary marked by Church of the Good Shepherd, Slate River, West Thunder Bay",  The Algoma Anglican 37, no. 10 (1990): 8.

Scope Content: 

Sous fonds is comprised of records documenting the activities at Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd (Slate River, Ont.). Includes vestry minutes, accounts, service register, vestry books, financial records, annual reports, ledger, and other material.  

Repository: 
aua
Admin
Custodial History: 

Accruals 2009-105 and 2009-201 transferred from Laurentian University Archives to Algoma University in May 2009 by Ken Hernden and Robin Isard. Accrual 2013-109 transferred to Algoma University in 2013 by the Rt Rev. Dr Stephen Andrews, Bishop of Algoma.

Access Restriction: 

May be restrictions on access based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement, the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation.

Repro Restriction: 

May be restrictions on use based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement, the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation.

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on sous fonds.

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Geographic Access: 

St. Thomas' Anglican Parish (Thunder Bay, Ont.) fonds

Description
Start Date: 
1890
End Date: 
1998
Date Range: 
1890-1998
Physical Description: 

0.3 m of textual records and graphic materials

Arrangement: 
Fonds is arranged in two sous fonds.
Scope Content: 

Fonds is comprised of records documenting the activities at St. Thomas Anglican Parish (Thunder Bay, Ont.). Includes vestry minutes, accounts, service register, vestry books, financial records, annual reports, ledger, and other material.

Repository: 
aua
Admin
Access Restriction: 

May be restrictions on access based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement, the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation. 

Repro Restriction: 

May be restrictions on use based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement, the Diocese's Policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to all applicable privacy legislation. 

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on fonds. 

Description Level: 

Newspaper Articles

Description
Start Date: 
1890
End Date: 
1900
Date Range: 
[189-?]
Physical Description: 

.3 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
016
Shelf Location: 
2009-055-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Parish Profile

Description
Start Date: 
1998
End Date: 
1998
Date Range: 
1998
Physical Description: 

1 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
015
Shelf Location: 
2009-055-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Information Booklet

Description
Start Date: 
1993
End Date: 
1993
Date Range: 
1993
Physical Description: 

.2 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
014
Shelf Location: 
2009-055-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 

Photographic Parish Directory

Description
Start Date: 
1992
End Date: 
1992
Date Range: 
1992
Physical Description: 

.5 cm of textual records

Physical Location
Repository: 
Algoma University
File No: 
013
Shelf Location: 
2009-055-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
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