St. Peter's Cathedral Archives houses and makes available the Cathedral official archives, along with archival materials related to the church community in Charlottetown and across Prince Edward Island.
The Mothers' Union archives consist of meeting agendas and minutes, reports, financial records, programmes and booklets, newsletters, other textual records, photographs, newspaper clippings, artifacts, and an unidentified audiocassette. The activities and events documented in the archives include: hosting pancake breakfasts on the first day of Sunday School in early September; baking simnel cakes (a form of fruitcake) as part of Mothering Sunday; participating in the annual Christmas pageant; stitching needlepoint covers for church kneelers; organizing “Winter Games” events (evening gatherings of parishioners and others to play card games and board games in the church hall in winter); holdings prayer sessions and meetings for members; providing support for refugees and newcomers to the Island; creating a “link letters” activity comparable to “pen pals”; and holding regular meetings. A major project for the Prince Edward Island chapter documented in the archives is the creation of a Mothers’ Union banner, which was unveiled on 24 May 1992.
Information provided by St. Peter's Cathedral Church parishioner Catherine Edwards in February 2020 suggests that Donalda Winter and Eileen Paton were responsible for bringing the Mothers' Union to St. Peter's Cathedral.
The photographs relate to the dedication of the Mothers' Union banner at St. Peter's Cathedral Church on 24 May 1992. The photographs numbered PHOTO 0422 were removed from Fonds 013: Mothers' Union Archives, Box 78, where they originally accompanied related programmes and a leaflet. Photo A shows the banner and Jennifer Witlessly and Rosemary Mathis holding flowers. Photo B Shows the banner and Gaie Orton and Annie Carter. Photo C shows the banner and is displayed here.
The photographs show Mothers' Union meetings. Photos 0424 A B C D show members of the Mothers' Union and Father Westin, participating in meetings in the Cotton Room at St. Peter's Cathedral Church; the meetings were held after a Mothers' Union service. Photos 0424 E F G H show some unidentified Mothers' Union members in a private home. Photos 0424 C D G have been scanned.
The photographs show participants in the Mothers' Union Island Wide renewal in November 1988. Only Photograph A of the delegates from St. Peter's has been scanned. The delegates in the images need to identified. Other information about the event is located in Mothers' Union Box 78
The photographs show events and delegates at the Mothers' Union Centenary conference. Only photograph A has been scanned; this image shows the two St. Peter's delegates, Annie Carter and Cathy Edwards, along with Hazel Treadgold. They appear left to right as: Annie Carter, Hazel Treadgold, and Cathy Edwards. The theme of the conference was "The Family Unit". Further information is available in Fonds 013, Mothers' Union, Box 78.