"Plans for a season of repentance and prayer across the Anglican Communion next year  have been put forward by a task group set up after the Primates' Meeting in 2016. The season would be launched with the publication of a specific prayer and would run from Pentecost until late in 2019. The group, which met in London, England, in March  said prayers would focus on individual provinces week by week. Materials to support the initiative will be gathered and distributed by the Anglican Communion Office. Archbishop Ian Ernest, from the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean, said the season would be the Communion's gift to a world in pain. 'The world knows brokenness', he said. 'The Anglican Communion has had its struggles and its brokenness, too. So, this is our response: our belief that prayer will help us to grow and to love in spite of differences'. The task group, established at the request of primates, aims to restore relationships and rebuild mutual trust and responsibility across the Communion". [Text of entire article.]
"Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has invited 20 Anglican Communion bishops to join him in Cape Town [South Africa] in February 2015 in a 'process of discussion and discernment' about what churches can do about change and ecological degradation. 'Our goal will be to develop a Communion-wide strategic plan that meets the challenges ahead and builds confidence in God's future', Makgoba said". "National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald and the diocese of Edmonton's Bishop Jane Alexander have been invited to represent the Anglican Church of Canada. Canada's the Rev. Canon Ken Gray, secretary to the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, said this is the first time that bishops are gathering specifically to discuss environmental issues, 'with the intention of speaking collectively to the Communion worldwide'."
The Canadian Church Magazine and Mission News, June 1887 to 1902, (formerly Our Mission News, established July 1886) was published by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. It was followed by New Era in 1903 to 1913 under the MSCC.
Scope and Content
Microfilm consists of :
Reel 9 - Canadian Church Magazine and Mission News, 1886-1900
Reel 10 - Canadian Church Magazine and Mission News, 1900-1902
The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada was formed by Canon XIX of the Provincial Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada, September, 1883. The books were closed in 1902 when it amalgamated with the Canada Church Missionary Association, into the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) created by the General Synod in 1902.
Dr. C.H. Mockridge, General Secretary, and J.J. Mason, General Treasurer, were the chief administrative officers of the DFMS until 1893 when the full-time position of Secretary-Treasurer was created, in which Dr. Mockridge served until December 1896. From 1897 to 1901, Canon A. Spencer served as Honorary Secretary. In 1901, Canon Grout took over as acting Secretary to oversee the transfer of the administration of the missions to the MSCC. Mr. C.A. Eliot served the DFMS as Honorary Treasurer, 1897-1902, and continued as Treaurer with the MSCC.
The Woman's Auxliary, formed in Ottawa in April 1885, co-operated with the DFMS. The DFMS supplied funds to a number of missions in several Canadian dioceses and to a number of foreign missionaries, particularly in Japan. At first administration was handled through the British societies, but gradually the Canadian Missions became self-supporting by 1899. Money was raised in a number of annual campaigns: the Epiphany and Ascensiontide Appeals and the Children's Lenten Letter.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of legal records, minutes, correspondence, financial records, and printed materials.
The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Canons, constitution, and minutes, 1880-1902
Series 2: Records of the Secretary, 1889-1902
Series 3: Records of the Treasurer, 1883-1904
Series 4: Printed Materials, 1883-1903
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds