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Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC) fonds. - 1890-1990
Main Entry
Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC)
Description Level
Physical Description
719 cm of textual records and other material.
334 photographs : b&w, 120 slides : glass and 5 printing blocks : wood.
36 audio cassettes and transcripts
Fonds Number
Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC) fonds
Material Type
Multiple media
Description Level
Physical Description
719 cm of textual records and other material.
334 photographs : b&w, 120 slides : glass and 5 printing blocks : wood.
36 audio cassettes and transcripts
Administrative History
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.
Related Fonds
Woman's Auxiliary fonds
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds
Main Entry
Anglican Women's Training College (AWTC)
Corporate Name
Church of England Deaconess and Missionary Training House
United Church of Canada. Covenant College.
Centre for Christian Studies.
Missionaries - Women
Accession Number
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Publication Date
Material Type
Call Number
BR 1285 N48 1983
[Toronto ON]
Canada China Programme of the Canadian Council of Churches
Publication Date
viii, 186 p. : ill., ports., maps ; 22.5 x 15.4 cm.
Material Type
"Edited by Theresa Chu [and] Christopher Lind".
Added sub-title on cover: An international dialogue with the Chinese Church.
Based on the conference: God's Call to a New Beginning, Montreal, Oct. 2-7, 1981.
"An historic meeting took place in Montreal in 1981. Catholic and Protestant leaders from China met with 150 other Christians from around the world, an unprecedented gathering which launched a new beginning in relationships and understanding. This book draws on the rich resources provided by that momentous occasion, although it is not a day to day conference report". -- Preface, p. i.
Contents divided into five main sections: The People -- Being the Church -- The Chinese Church and International Relations --Epilogue -- Appendix.
Bibliography: p. 178-184.
Contents: Dedication to Dr. Edward H. Johnson -- Preface / Raymond L. Whitehead -- Acknowledgements / Theresa Chu and Christopher Lind -- Introduction / Theresa Chu and Christopher Lind -- The Church in Revolution / Andre Myre -- Response / Tissa Balasuriya, Robert Carbonneau, James G. Endicott, Sebastian Kappen, K.H. Ting, Sergio Torres -- Reconciliation with the People / Chen Zemin -- Response: Jean Charbonnier, David Paton, Masao Takenaka -- Witnessing to Christ by Chinese Catholic Clergy and Laity / Fu Tieshan -- There is Freedom of Religious Belief in New China / Fu Tieshan -- Freedom as Viewed by a Chinese Christian / Shen Yi-fan -- People's Stories : Haiti / Karl Leveque -- Korea / Oh Jae-shik -- Barbados / Nita Barrow -- China / Shen Yifan -- Introduction / Anwar Barkat -- Church Life at the Grassroots / Jiang Peifen -- What New China Means to Me / Kiang Wen-han -- How New China Christians Think Anew Theologically / Shen Yi-fan -- How My Christian Faith Has Been Shaped by My Context / Cynthia McLean -- Reflections of a Chinese Catholic Layman / Lu Weidu -- Contextualization : No Passing Fad / Roger Hutchison -- Response: Tissa Balasuriya, Zhao Fusan, Oh Jae-shik -- People's Theology : Sri Lanka / Tissa Balasuriya -- Philippines / Louie Hechanova -- Chile / Sergio Torres -- China / Jiang Peifen -- Introduction / Theresa Chu and Christopher Lind -- How "Foreign" Was the Christian Church in China ? / Kiang Wen-han -- Colonialism and Missionary Movement / Zhao Fusan -- From Blind Obedience to Independence / Wang Zicheng -- To Have an Independent, Self-Ruled and Self-Managed Church is Our Sacred Right / Tu Shihua --On International Relations of the Chinese Church / Han Wenzao -- Fourteen Points / K.H. Ting -- Difficulties and Prospects / K.H. Ting -- From "Church to the World" to "Church for the World" / Katharine B. Hockin -- Some Personal Reflections on Chinese Society / Paul Lin -- Introduction / Theresa Chu and Christopher Lind -- Reflections on God's Call to a New Beginning / Don McInnis, Nicole Riberdy, Anthony Chang, Joyce Seroke, Zhao Fusan -- Envisioning the New Beginning / Doug Roche, James G. Endicott, David Paton, Edward H. Johnson, Franklin Woo, Tissa Balasuriya.
Appendex includes: Workshop Reports -- List of Participants -- Reports on the Conference by Participants: A Bibliography -- Other Reactions.
Added Entry
A new beginning: an international dialogue with the Chinese Church
Chu, Theresa, 1924-
Lind, Christopher James Langbourne, 1953-2014
God's Call to a New Beginning (1981 : Montreal, Que.)
Canada China Programme
Balasuriya, Tissa, 1924-2013
Barkat, Anwar Masih, d. 1999
Barrow, Nita, 1916-1995
Carbonneau, Robert
Chang, Anthony
Charbonnier, Jean
Chen, Zemin
Endicott, James G. (James Gareth), 1898-1993
Fu, Tieshan
Han, Wenzao
Hechanova, Louie G.
Hockin, Katharine B. (Katharine Boehner), 1910-1993
Hutchinson, Roger, 1935-
Jiang, Peifan
Johnson, Edward Hewlitt (Ted), 1909-1981
Kappen, Sebastian
Kiang, Wen-Han
Leveque, Karl
Lin, Paul
Lu, Weidu
McInnis, Donald
McLean, Cynthia
Myre, Andre
Oh, Jae Shik, 1933-2013
Paton, David Macdonald, 1913-1992
Riberdy, Nicole
Roche, Douglas (Douglas James), 1929-
Seroke, Joyce
Shen, Yifan, 1928-1994
Takenaka, Masao, 1925-2006
Ting, K.H. (Ding Guangxun), 1915-2012
Torres, Sergio
Tu, Shihua
Wang, Zicheng
Woo, Franklin
Zhao, Fusan
Christianity - China
Christianity - China - 20th century - Addresses, lectures, etc.
Christians - China
Catholic Church - China
Church and state - China
God's Call to a New Beginning (1981 : Montreal, Que.)
Call Number
BR 1285 N48 1983
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