The records documenting the history of the United Church and its antecedent denominations are preserved in the network of United Church Archives across the country.
The Network of United Church Archives consists of 9 repositories, listed below. Collectively they form Canada’s largest religious archives. There is a mixture of independent archives and those that are in association with government or university archives.
Each of the Church’s archival facilities operates independently and has unique holdings and finding aids. Research may require contact with more than one United Church Archives.
Many congregations also have archival holdings and members who take responsibility for preserving, documenting and presenting their history.
General Council Archives
The United Church of Canada Archives in Toronto includes the General Council Archives, which preserves the records of the General Council, the church’s national offices and national and some ecumenical church institutions and organizations.
Each Conference Archives preserves the records of the Conference, and Presbyteries, Pastoral Charges (congregations) and other church institutions and organizations within its bounds, as well as papers donated by private individuals.
The United Church of Canada Archives Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario and All Native Circle Conference (Some of the ANCC records are found in other Conference Archives, contact the Keeper of the Archives for assistance)
Newfoundland and Labrador Conference Archives, St. John’s, Newfoundland
Maritime Conference Archives, Sackville, New Brunswick
The United Church of Canada Archives, Bay of Quinte, Hamilton, London, Manitou, and Toronto Conferences (called the Five Central Conferences) share the facility with the General Council in Toronto
Saskatchewan Conference, Regina, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Northwest Conference, Edmonton, email Jane.Bowe-McCarthy@gov.ab.ca
British Colombia Conference, Vancouver, The Bob Stewart Archives