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
Cover title: A Bibliography of recent liturgical studies.
"In 1974 John Tiller produced a very useful little guide to the liturgical studies which had been published in English since 1960 (`A Modern Liturgical Bibliography', Grove Booklet on Ministry and Worship 23). This present volume attempts to render a similar service for the period of the last ten years. Entries are limited to books and articles published in the English language since 1979, and the list necessarily has to be to some extent selective, but the aim has been to include at least all the more significant recent contributions to the principal areas of the discipline, and thus to provide a starting-point for further study. The bibliography is almost entirely restricted to studies themselves: actual liturgical texts, books of prayers, and other literature of a practical kind have generally been excluded. Nor has any attempt been made to cover the area of sacramental theology or the literature generated by the World Council of Churches', `Baptism, Eucharist and Minstry'. The subject of women and worship is also omitted, since a comprehensive bibliography on this, covering the years 1970-1987, has been provided by Teresa Berger in SL [Studia Liturgica] 19, 1989". -- Intro., p. 2.
Contents divided into 12 sections: Dictionaries and General Collections of Essays -- The Principles of Worship -- The General History of Christian Worship -- Christian Initiation -- The Eucharist -- Ordination and Ministry -- The Daily Office -- The Liturgical Year -- Penance -- Marriage -- Ministry to the Sick -- Liturgical Renewal and Revision.