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
"[B]y the Anglican-Lutheran International Continuation Committee".
"This edition by Church House Publishing, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3NZ". -- verso of t.-p.
"Two linked events took place at Niagara Falls in autumn 1987 in the course of the international dialogue between Anglicans and Lutherans. The first was a major consultation on 'episcope' (24th-29th September), and this was immediately followed (30th September - 3rd October) by a meeting of the Anglican-Lutheran International Continuation Committee to produce this report. At the consultation some three dozen theologians, historians and church leaders, met to tackle the issue of 'episcope', the chief remaining obstacle to full communion between Anglicans and Lutherans". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated Niagara Falls [Ontario], October 1987 / David Tustin, Bishop of Grimsby [and] Sebastian Kolowa, Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania -- Abbreviations -- Introduction (1-10) -- I: The Nature of the Church and its Mission (11-24) -- II: Requirements for the Church's Mission (25-59) -- III: The Truths We Share (60-80) -- IV: Application to Anglicans and Lutherans (81-110) -- Practical Steps (111-116) -- Appendices.
Contents of Appendices: Appendix I: Participants in the Anglican-Lutheran Consultation on Episcope -- Appendix II: Members of the Anglican-Lutheran International Continuation Committee -- Appendix III: ALICC Report, 1986 -- Appendix IV: Lutheran Titles -- Appendix V: Bibliography -- Appendix VI: Papers presented at the Consultation.
Full title of Appendix III: Anglican-Lutheran International Continuation Committee: Report: The Marie Reparatrice Centre, Wimbledon, England : 13-17th October 1986.