Founded in 1910, the British Columbia and Yukon Church Aid Society grew out of the earlier New Westminster and Kootenay Missionary Association, informally founded in 1879 by the Rt. Rev. A.W. Sillitoe, first Bishop of New Westminster. The association was continued by the second bishop, the Rt. Rev. John Dart and was formally established in 1902. In 1910, it became the British Columbia and Yukon Church Aid Society. Rev. Jocelyn Perkins, minor canon and sacrist of Westminster Abbey, was secretary for most of the society's life. Special interests of the society were the episcopal endowments of New Westminster, Kootenay and Cariboo dioceses, the provincial theological college, the Columbia Coast Mission and the Provincial Board of Missions. The society was disbanded in 1965.
Scope and Content
Microfilm consists of letter books of the Rev. Canon Jocelyn H.T. Perkins (1870-1962), General Secretary of the BC and Yukon Church Aid Society (1910-1965) and minutes of various committees, including the Executive Committee for the BC&Yukon Church Aid Society (BC&Y.C.A.S.).
Reel 1 - Letterbooks, Vol. 1-6
Reel 2 - Letterbooks, Vol. 6-11
Reel 3 - Letterbooks, Vol. 12-18
Reel 4 - Letterbooks, Vol. 18-25; Minutes of various committees
Reel 5 - Minutes, Executive Committee of the BC&Y.C.A.S.
Finding aid available. See Microfilm collections - British Columbia and Yukon Church Aid Society
British Columbia and Yukon Church Aid Society fonds