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."
Cover title: A new spirit: the Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to Rome 1996.
"The joint declaration signed by the Archbishop and the Pope and the homilies preached during the visit do not sidestep the difficulties in our relationships, but courageously call for deepened theological dialogue and further consultation 'about how the relationship between the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church is to progress'. Anglicans and Roman Catholics, sisters and brother in Christ, can see in this historic visit inspired leadership from the Pope and the Archbishop proclaiming afresh our goal of full visible unity". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated 2 February 1997, Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord / John L. Peterson -- The Archbishop of Canterbury's Visit to Rome From the Co-Chairs of the Anglican / Roman Catholic International Commission dated December 1996 / Mark Santer, Bishop of Birmingham (Anglican) [and] Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton (Roman Catholic) -- Greeting of the Holy Father to the Archbishop of Canterbury Tuesday 3rd December 1996 / John Paul II -- The Archbishop of Canterbury's Greeting to His Holiness Pope John Paul II Tuesday 3rd December 1996 / George L. Carey -- The Archbishop of Canterbury's Greeting to His Holiness Pope John Paul II, 5 December 1996 / George L. Carey -- Greeting from Pope John Paul II to Archbishop Carey in the Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano, 5 December 1996 / John Paul II -- Archbishop of Canterbury, Press Briefing Rome, 5 December 1996 / George L. Carey -- Homily given by His Holiness during Solemn Vespers at San Gregorio Church, 5 December 1996 / John Paul II -- The Archbishop of Canterbury's Homily at Solemn Vespers at San Gregorio Church, Thursday 5 December 1996 -- The Common Declaration by Pope John Paul II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rome, San Gregorio al Celio, 5 December 1996 -- Reflections on the Visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury to His Holiness, Pope John Paul II / John Hind, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe and Chairman of the Faith and Order Advisory Group.
Also laid in with booklet is a colour postcard (ca. 8 1/4 x 6 in.) of the Pope and Archbishop. Same photo used on cover of booklet.
"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.