St. Paul's United Church - Fruitvale, BC
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N 49° 06.809 W 117° 32.563
11U E 460394 N 5440213
Quick Description: St. Paul's United Church is located at 1917 Columbia Gardens Road east of downtown Fruitvale.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 1/28/2015 6:09:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMNA24
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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Long Description:
United Church activity began in Fruitvale around 1922 and continues to this day. After meeting in a building of its own for several decades, in 1970 – 1971 the church sold their building and began a joint ownership with St. John's Anglican Church, the cornerstone for which was laid on August 18, 1963. Worship time for St. Paul's United is 9 AM while worship time for St. John's Anglican is 11 AM.
Beaver Valley United Church

This congregation has existed since 1922, and its Pastoral Charge affiliations have moved east and west, as numbers fluctuated. It was amalgamated with East Trail United Church to form a Charge stretching from East Trail to Emerald Mines (east of Salmo). This became too large an area and in 1952, the two charges split into East Trail and Fruitvale. Salmo also became more independent around that time.

In 1970 – 1971, St. Paul’s United Church sold their property and entered into joint ownership with St. John’s Anglican Church in the current building. The building is operated by a Joint Management Committee with members from both denominations. During national discussions to unify the United and Anglican denominations, Fruitvale United shared ministry with St. John’s Anglican Church in Fruitvale. When national unification talks broke down, so did the local proposal, then each retained their separate congregations and worship times. In 1972 Salmo was realigned with Fruitvale but continued to worship in Salmo at a shared site with other denominations. The Pastoral Charge became known as Beaver Valley/Salmo, and served the three villages of Montrose, Fruitvale and Salmo. In 2003, St. Paul’s United Church entered into the Communities in Faith Pastoral Charge and recently changed its name to Beaver Valley United Church.
From the Beaver Valley United Church


Reformed or Congregational Denomination: United Church of Canada

Associated Website: [Web Link]

Status: Active House of Worship

1917 Columbia Gardens Road
Fruitvale, BC Canada
V0G 1L1

Date of Construction or Event Occurrence: 8/18/1963

Architect: Not listed

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