The Church of England Deaconess and Missionary Training House was established in 1890 as a residential school to prepare women workers for Deaconess and missionary service. In 1947 the name was changed to the Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC). Anglican women from all over Canada came to Toronto to train for work in Christian Education in parishes, medical and teaching services overseas, Indian and Eskimo Residential Schools and reserves, Bishop's Messengers in western Canada, Sunday School by Post and Radio, youth and social work. The Woman's Auxiliary recruits were sent to the AWTC for missionary training for a year or less before being sent out. This was different from the three year diploma program offered to AWTC students.
In 1969, the AWTC merged with the United Church's Covenent College to become the Centre for Christian Studies using the former AWTC building on Charles Street, Toronto. In 1997, the building in Toronto was sold and a decision was made to discontinue the traditional residential program in favour of the community based program and to relocate the administrative offices to Winnipeg. In July, 1998, CCS officially moved.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, fundraising and insurance records, architectural plans and blueprints, minutes of meetings, Alumnae and student records, daybooks, financial and legal records, annual reports, scrapbooks, pamphlets and other printed materials, photographs, artifacts, and oral history interviews.
Fonds is arranged in 7 series:
Series 1: Committee on Deaconesses, 1890-1897.
Series 2: Administration Records of the Deaconess House and AWTC, 1893-1990.
Series 3: Committees, 1899-1973.
Series 4: Associations, 1896-1990.
Series 5: Printed and Miscellaneous Material, 1892-1998. Series 6: Anglican Women’s Training College: A Background Document. – 1893-1990.
Series 7: Photographs, 1900-1969.
Woman's Auxiliary fonds
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
Henry Alford Naylor (1873-1956) graduated from McGill University and took his theological training at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College. He was ordained deacon in 1896 and priest in 1897. He became the first missionary at Forty Mile, Yukon Territory where he worked among the miners for three years. In 1899, he became rector of St. Paul's, Dawson City. In 1901, Naylor returned to the Montreal diocese and became incumbent of Chelsea until 1905; Incumbent of Arundel, 1905-1910; Rector of Frehlighsburg, 1910-1915; Rector of St.Lambert, 1915-1926. Rural Dean, 1915-1927; Curate of St.Cyprus, Montreal, 1927-1933; Incumbent of Valleyfield, 1933-1945 (retired). H.A. Naylor was the son of Archdeacon W.H. Naylor of Clarendon, Quebec, and brother to Archdeacon R. Kenneth Naylor.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of typescript copies of personal and professional correspondence and photographs regarding people and places in the Diocese of Yukon. Includes correspondence with members of the Naylor family; Bp. and Mrs. W.C. Bompas; Roland Palmer of the S.S.J.E. and other people working in the in the Yukon such as Benjamin Totty, John Hawksley, Isaac Stringer, H.A. Cody, R.J. Bowen.