New Brunswick - Canada
|CHURCHES: (General Information
- See the various Parish lists for details of individual Churches with
photos when we have them.)
There are, and always have been,
many rural churches in New Brunswick. This site will endeavor to catalogue
them for this County, with a brief description of each. (see
County Church Photos for names of Kings County Churches - under construction
so few photos are available.)
Rural churches in New Brunswick were often set up as missions to ones in larger centers, and eventually becoming independent of that church. They then often joined a circuit of several churches in neighbouring communities. One minister took charge of several of them, holding services on a rotating basis. If he only had two or three units, he might hold services in all three on one day (morning, afternoon & evening), that is if they were close together, and the weather permitted. At times, if his charges were scattered, the outlying areas might be services on a week about basis, or on a monthly basis.
The Church of England, in the very earliest times seems to have seen an overlap of Greenwich and Westfield Parishes in Church records, as well as some with Welsford and Kingston Parish. Greenwich and Westfield had a minister, as did Kingston, so there was a definite division from at least 1801 onward.
Other churches in Kings County had similiar systems, so it is wise to try many of them to find the family members you are looking for. Several of the Parish websites have detailed histories of churches in their areas. Be sure to check these out.
|Church Records Filmed at The Provincial Archives of
New Brunswick - for Kings County (be sure to check neighbouring Counties
as Ministers often travelled.)