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
"Published for the General Synod of the Church of England by CIO Publishing, 1980". -- verso of t.-p.
Liturgical Commission Chair: The Very Rev. R.C.D. Jasper.
Includes bibliographical references.
"Since 1965, when the Prayer Book (Alternative and Other Services) Measure was passed, the Church of England has experimented with many forms of service alternative to those in the Book of Common Prayer. The main result of all this experiment has been the Alternative Service Book 1980. The Liturgical Commission has now prepared a Commentary on the Book in the light of its experience ion compiling the services, drawing on the valuable Introductions which accompanied them when presented initially to the Convocations and the House of Laity and subsequently to the General Synod. The Commission also indicates how the services have been modified in recent years in the light of experimental use". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Robert Cantuar i.e. Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury [and] Stuart Ebor i.e. Blanch, Archbishop of York -- Members of the Liturgical Commission -- The Background to the Alternative Service Book -- The Calendar, Rules to Order the Service, and Lectionary -- Morning and Evening Prayer -- Prayers for Various Occasions -- The Collects -- Holy Communion Rite A -- Holy Communion Rite B -- Thanksgiving: (i) for the Birth of a Child : (ii) after Adoption -- Baptism and Confirmation -- The Marriage Service -- Funeral Services -- The Ordinal -- The Liturgical Psalter -- The Language of Worship.
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."
"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.