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Conception Bay North ~ Harbour Grace District

Harbour Grace - Anglican (Christ Church) Confirmations, 1889 - 1925

In 1865, after fourteen years as pastor of the congregation of St. Paul's Church, Harbour Grace, Rev. Bertram Jones left his parish to retire in England. Jones was replaced by Rev. Mr. Hoyles from Carbonear and James Gardner, a lay preacher of the congregation. Jones returned to Newfoundland in 1868 after an unsuccessful attempt to secure a retirement and pension from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.

His request for a pension from the St. Paul's congregation, upset by the expulsion of their priest, Archdeacon Kelly, resulted in a schism which divided the congregation.

In 1875 forty-six members of St. Paul's congregation erected Christ Church and on July 9, 1876 it was consecrated by Bishop Kelly. Ironically, the dispute over the Jones pension was settled that year when he retired. In December 1878 a memorial present of 120 was instrumental in enabling the congregation to acquire their first curate. Reverend C.E. Smith served as first Rector of Christ Church from his appointment in 1880 until 1883 when he was replaced by Reverend N. LeMoine.

According to T.G. Ford (1935) Christ Church was officially granted the right to keep registers of marriage, birth and death in 1883. On January 12, two years earlier, the first baptism was performed at the church and noted on the register of St. Paul's. The church, however, operated in heavy debt and by 1889 became the Mission of Christ Church, St. Paul's parish, subsidized by grants from the Synod. That year the Reverend John Monk Noel was appointed curate of both mission churches of St. Peter's and Christ Church. From that period his successors at St. Paul's, Rev. W.R.J. Higgitt (1915-1925), Rev. Gordon S. Templeton (1925-1934), Rev. H.F.G.D. Kirby (1934), and former curate of St. Peter's Rev. W.E.R. Cracknell, became responsible for the Christ Church congregation. With the arrival of Kirby in 1934 the congregation decided to close the church. The final baptism was recorded in October 1933 by Rev. Mr. Templeton. The church was eventually dismantled and its building material transferred to Rev. Mr. Short's congregation for enlargement of the church at Grates Cove qv.

Please note that for this transcription I have used the original documents held at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Harbour Grace. Consulting the records may yield additional information: the name of the minister who performed the baptism and/or reception, public or private baptism information, date of reception into the church or whether child died before its reception. For verification purposes, photocopies of these documents can be consulted at either:

St. Paul's Anglican Church
Cochrane Street, PO Box 341
Harbour Grace, NF A0A 2M0

Anglican Archives
19 King's Bridge Road
St. John's, NF A1C 3K4

The records were transcribed by BONNIE HICKEY in April 2000. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

SEX GIVEN NAME(S) SURNAME AGE CONFIRMATION YEAR VOL
MaleWilliamAndrews
188913B
MaleClementBrown
188913B
MaleEliBrown
188913B
MaleAlbertDavis
188913B
MaleCharlesEdmunds
188913B
MaleEdmundFrench
188913B
MaleSilasFrench
188913B
MaleIsraelGosse
188913B
MaleThomasGosse
188913B
MaleJosephLilley
188913B
MaleFrederickNewman
188913B
MaleDanielPowell
188913B
MaleEldredSheppard
188913B
MaleLorenzoSheppard
188913B
MaleEdmundSparkes
188913B
MaleLorenzoSparkes
188913B
MaleLeonardStirling
188913B
MaleIsraelTucker
188913B
MaleBaxterWebber
188913B
FemaleLouieAlcock
188913B
FemaleAnnBrown
188913B
FemaleAnnButt
188913B
FemaleAnnieCrane
188913B
FemaleLizzieCrane
188913B
FemaleMaryCrane
188913B
FemaleMaryDrover
188913B
FemaleEmilyEdmunds
188913B
FemaleEdithFrench
188913B
FemaleMinnieHerald
188913B
FemaleJuliaLilley
188913B
FemaleMary AnnNewman
188913B
FemaleClaryNoseworthy
188913B
FemaleFannieNoseworthy
188913B
FemaleFannieMartin
188913B
FemaleKatiePiddle
188913B
FemaleBelleSheppard
188913B
FemaleClaraSheppard
188913B
FemaleMarySparkes
188913B
FemaleSusieWills
188913B
MaleMarkAsh
189313B
MaleThomasCole
189313B
MaleWilliamGill
189313B
MaleArthurHiscock
189313B
MaleWilliamHiscock
189313B
MaleJamesBreaker
189313B
MaleJohn W.Newman
189313B
MaleJohn Jr.Newman
189313B
MaleEdgarStephenson
189313B
MaleJohnSparkes
189313B
MaleGeorgeAndrews
189313B
MaleMosesGosse
189313B
MaleGeorgeDavis
189313B
MaleAndrewSheppard
189313B
FemaleJeannieAsh
189313B
Female[Minna?] AliceGolder
189313B
FemaleElizabethGill
189313B
FemaleMaryDavis
189313B
FemaleAliceBrown
189313B
FemaleMaryParsons
189313B
FemalePatience AnneSparkes
189313B
FemaleLilia MaySnow
189313B
FemaleMaggieSheppard
189313B
FemaleMarionPeddle
189313B
MaleHenryPynn22189913B
MaleAlbertPynn16189913B
MaleHarveySheppard16189913B
FemaleNettieAsh16189913B
FemaleAliceAsh14189913B
FemaleJessieBurcell18189913B
FemaleAnnieDavis16189913B
FemaleLouieDavis14189913B
FemaleMaudDavis16189913B
FemaleEthelNoseworthy17189913B
FemaleEliza Powell15189913B
FemaleHettieYeatman15189913B

E'dSheppard
190013B
MaleCharlesNoseworthy12191213B
MaleAlbert EdwardParmiter14191213B
MaleJohn WilliamMercer16191213B
FemaleEthel MayYeatman18191213B
FemaleMary GertrudeMercer18191213B
FemaleLouisa JoyceYeatman15191213B
FemaleLizzieStevenson15191213B
FemaleElsieNewman14191213B
FemaleGertrudeSnow14191213B
FemaleLizzieSheppard14191213B
FemaleLilyFrench14191213B
FemaleAdaFrench13191213B
FemaleElsieKitchen13191213B
FemaleSadieYeatman13191213B
FemaleWinnieDavis13191213B
FemaleFlorence MayFrench13191213B
FemaleNellieMercer14191213B
MaleJohn WilliamNewman14191613B
MaleStewartNoseworthy16191613B
MaleMalcolmNoseworthy15191613B
MaleWilliamRegular14191613B
MaleReginaldRegular12191613B
MaleJohn RonaldSheppard13191613B
MaleWalter BeattyRodgers33191613B
FemaleVerna LouiseElsworthy13191613B
FemaleSusie WinifredFrench13191613B
FemaleBessie J.Godden16191613B
FemaleLizzieHoddinott13191613B
FemaleAda MayDavis12191613B
FemaleBessie Davis12191613B
FemaleViolet MayDrover12191613B
FemaleMaryKitchen14191613B
FemaleFlorence LillianNoel14191613B
FemaleAliceShute16191613B
FemaleFlorenceYetman14191613B
FemaleGladysYetman12191613B
FemaleSusannaHarris64191613B
FemaleAnnie E.Mercer45191613B
MaleWilliam Thos.Davis13191913B
MaleGraham N.French16191913B
MaleJames LeslieFrench14191913B
MaleWilliamSheppard15191913B
MaleGeorge (of Eb.)Sheppard14191913B
MaleJohnSheppard14191913B
MaleGeorge (of John)Sheppard13191913B
MaleWalter B.Rogers12191913B
FemaleGertrudeFrench13191913B
FemaleElsieFrench14191913B
FemaleViolet French14191913B
FemaleMargorieDavis14191913B
FemaleMaisie LillyStirling14191913B
FemaleSadie LouiseStirling13191913B
FemaleEthel MayShute15191913B
FemaleMildredTaylor13191913B
FemaleMabel LouiseNoseworthy22191913B
MaleAlbertGeorge14192113B
MaleArthur G.Godden13192113B
MaleGeorgeLeftbridge44192113B
MaleKenneth H.Mercer13192113B
MaleKenneth Mercer13192113B
MaleHaywardNoseworthy12192113B
MaleFrankNoseworthy18192113B
MaleGraham N.Noseworthy15192113B
MaleWalterShute15192113B
MaleRoy C.Yetman14192113B
FemaleMary E.Davis12192113B
FemaleSadieFrench14192113B
FemaleDaisyMercer14192113B
FemaleLillian G.Godden15192113B
FemaleGrace Mercer
192113B
FemaleElsieSheppard14192113B
FemaleMinnieSheppard14192113B
FemaleAdaTapp13192113B
FemaleEthelYetman15192113B
FemaleFlorenceYetman13192113B
FemaleMarjorieSheppard11192113B
MaleJohn C.Elsworthy16192313B
MaleRalph L.Andrews13192313B
MaleCharlesFrench13192313B
MaleMarkFrench13192313B
MaleGeorge H.Regular14192313B
MaleArchibaldSheppard12192313B
MaleRoy Sheppard13192313B
MaleSamuel MarkStirling14192313B
MaleCecil W.Taylor13192313B
MaleRobert LeMoineTapp14192313B
MaleEugeneYetman13192313B
FemaleJessie L.Regular17192313B
FemaleBessie OlgarTapp13192313B
FemaleInez D.Taylor15192313B
MaleArthur L.Harris13192513B
MaleHarold T.Parmiter13192513B
MaleLeonardSheppard13192513B
MaleWalterSheppard14192513B
FemaleMaud VivianDavis14192513B
FemaleVioletBrown15192513B
FemaleEvelynLilly12192513B
FemaleIsabelMercer14192513B
FemaleMabel Morgan14192513B
FemaleGraceYetman14192513B
FemaleDoris YetmanPike12192513B

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