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.