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Portraits collection – 1976.001

The Portraits collection consists of portraits of ministers, missionionaries, and staff from the United Church of Canada and antecedent denominations.

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R. Grant Bracewell with wife Eleanor

United Church of Canada. Board of Home Missions fonds – 1986.158

The Board of Home Missions was responsible for supervising and administering all the mission work of the United Church in Canada. This encompassed working among Indigenous People, French Canadians, immigrants, and ethno-cultural communities; maintaining missions in marine, urban, and rural areas.

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Graduates of Alberni Indian Residential School

Denzil Ridout fonds – 1986.229

Denzil G. Ridout (1886-1954) was a Methodist/United Church minister and administrator.

The images on this site are the contents of an album found in his personal papers.

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Marine missionaries of the Pacific coast

From Mission to Partnership Photograph collection – 1993.049

From Mission to Partnership Photograph collection contains images generated in the course of home mission activities under the direction of various boards, committees, and societies of the United Church of Canada and its antecedent bodies including: the Methodist Church (Canada) and its predecessor bodies, the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canada, and the Methodist Church of Canada; the Presbyterian Church in Canada and its predecessor body, the Canada Presbyterian Church.

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Hazelton Mountains

United Church of Canada. Division of Mission in Canada fonds – 1996.095

The Division of Mission in Canada was one of the five divisions of the General Council of The United Church of Canada. It was the primary arm through which the national church developed programs to support the ministry and mission of the people within Canada.

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Bella Bella Hospital and surroundings

Bessie French fonds – 1998.165

Bessie French (1893-1979) was a deaconess and missionary in the United Church. Prior to being designated as a deaconess, she spent eight years as a matron under the Board of Home Missions at Norway House and two years as a matron at Coqualeetza Indian School at Sardis, B.C. After designation, she served at File Hills, Saskatchewan, Crosby Girls’ School, Port Simpson, B.C., Warden United Church, Glace Bay, N.S., St. Columba Community Centre, Montreal, and All People’s Church, Hamilton.

The images on this site come from an album found in her personal papers.

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Scenes of Port Simpson