Archibald Lang Fleming (1883-1953), enrolled at Wycliffe College in 1908, and was ordained deacon in 1912 and priest in 1913. Fleming was Archdeacon of the Arctic, 1927-1933 and first Bishop of the Arctic, 1933-1949. Earlier he had served as rector of the Church of St. John The Evangelist, Saint John, New Brunswick. His duration as Bishop, which landed him the name "The Flying Bishop", saw the Diocese of the Arctic add sixteen mission stations, two modern hospitals, nine churches, four residential schools, four chapels and two day schools.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of personal papers created and collected by or about A.L. Fleming. Includes: Notebooks regarding specifications for numerous ships and customs of the Eskimo; a dictionary of translated words; correspondence; financial records; scrapbooks; newspaper and magazine articles; cartographic records; Fleming's diaries, writings and photographs.
Fonds consists of the following series:
Series 1. Certificates, diplomas and personal documents;
Series 2. Diaries, notebooks and journals;
Series 3. General files;
Series 4. Scrapbooks, clippings, and memorabilia;
Series 5. Photographs;
Series 6. Maps and drawings;
Series 7. Manuscript writings;
Series 8. Publications
The Colonial and Continental Church Society in Canada began in 1823 as the "Newfoundland School Society". When activities were extended to the mainland, the name was changed in 1829 to the "Newfoundland and British North America Society for the Education of the Poor" and in 1846 to the "Church of England Society for the Education of the Poor in Newfoundland and the Colonies". In 1851, it united with the Colonial Church Society (originally established in 1835 as the Western Australian Missionary Society and the Colonial Church Society in 1838) to form the "Colonial Church and School Society for sending out clergymen, catechists, and schoolmasters to the colonies of Great Britain, and to British residents in other parts of the world". In 1861, the name was changed to "Colonial and Continental Church Society" (Col. and Con. or C.C.C.S.), the name by which it was known throughout the longest part of its history.
Scope and Content
Microfilm consists of the records from the Newfoundland School Society and the Colonial and Continental Church Society.
Publishing history: The Greater Britain Messenger continued as Outpost starting in 1960.
Objects of the Society: "To send forth clergymen, catechists and school teachers to all parts of the world wherever OUR COUNTRYMEN are to be found. To send chaplains to minister to the wants of British sailors in foreign parts, the Negroes in Jamaica, the French settlers, the Aboriginal Indians and the Coloured population in Canada...To send Chaplains to minister to residents and travellers on the Continent of Europe."
"The origins of this volume can be traced back several years to the urgings of friends to write a book on the life and ministry of the very large church. .... The fourth and most intriguing of these six discoveries was the sudden realization one day back in 1988 that the category I had identified simply as 'the very large church' really was a combination of two groups of large congregations. The first, which has become an endangered species, is the Sunday morning church described in chapter 2. The second group, which is increasing in numbers, is the large and rapidly growing parish that offers an expanding seven-day-a-week program. Some of these programs are clearly community outreach or social service-type ministries, directed at people who never will become members. Most of these weekday and evening ministries, however, also represent attractive entry points for potential future members. The most obvious result of that insight was a change in the theme of this book from 'The Life and Ministry of the Very Large Church' to its present title". -- Intro., p. 11-12.
Contents: Introduction -- The Changing Face of American Christianity -- From Sunday Morning to Seven Days a Week -- Why So Large ? -- Staffing the Full-Service Church -- Who Runs That Big Church ? -- Continuity and Succession -- Clouds and Questions -- Notes.
"By Ruby Robinson, Sometime Superintendent C.C.C. Society's Hostel, and S.S.P. Office, Saskatoon [and] Margery Godward, Driver and Teacher on the Vans".
An anecdotal description of the work (and history) of the Sunday School by Post in the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon as narrated by two vanners, "Mary" and "Ray". The beginning of Sunday School by Post is credited to Deaconess Jessie Bolton in 1907 (p. 39).
Contents: Foreword -- Starting Out -- Delivering the Message -- Sowing the Seed -- From Somewhere in the Bush -- Homeward Bound -- Questions and Answers -- Opening the Mail -- "The Church in the House of .." -- A Great Little Missionary -- Packets and Parcels.
Colophon: Church Army Press and Supplies Limited, Cowley, Oxford, England.
Includes two pages of illustrations from Canada, in addition to illustrations from Australia and Africa.