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.
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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
"Edited by Christopher Hill and E.J. Yarnold, SJ".
At head of cover title: The ARCIC documents and their reception.
"Collection of documents about the work of the first Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) (1969-1981)". -- p. 3.
Includes bibliographical references, pp. 343-344.
"The scope of this books is thus to bring together with the text of the Final Report [of ARCIC I} a significant range of official evaluation, comment and explanation. Official comment is carefully distinguished from commendation by members of ARCIC, and outside 'expert opinion' is a third distinct category." -- Intro., p. 4.
Contents divided into sections: Introduction -- Official Comments -- Comments by Members of ARCIC -- Expert Opinion -- Conclusion -- Sources.
Contents of Introduction section: 1. The Scope of this Book / Christopher Hill -- 2. The History of ARCIC I / Edward Yarnold -- 3. The 'Common Declaration' by Pope Paul VI and the Archbishop of Canterbury (Michael Ramsey) (1966) -- 4. ARCIC I : The Final Report (1982).
Contents of Official Comments section: 5. The Observations of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the Final Report of ARCIC I (1982) -- 6. Letter by Cardinal J. Ratzinger (Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) to Bishop Alan Clark (Roman Catholic Co-Chairman of ARCIC I) (1982) -- 7. Response to the Final Report of ARCIC I by the Roman Catholic Bishops; Conference of England and Wales (1985) -- 8. Church of England Faith and Order Advisory Group on the Final Report of ARCIC I (1985) -- 9. The 1988 Lambeth Conference : Resolution 8 and Explanatory Note regarding ARCIC I -- 10. The Official Roman Catholic Response to the Final Report of ARCIC I (1991) -- 11. Roman Catholic Bishops' Response of England and Wales : Statement on the Roman Catholic Official Response (1991) -- 12. Comments of the Archbishop of Canterbury (George Carey) on the Official Roman Catholic Response (1991) -- 13. An Extract from Pope John Paul II's Address to a Group of English Roman Catholic Bishops (1992) -- 14. French Roman Catholic Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity : Concerning the Holy See's Response to the Final Report of ARCIC I (1992) -- 15. An Extract from an Account of a Meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Archbishop of Canterbury (George Carey) (1992) -- 16. Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States : Agreed Statement on the Lambeth and Vatican Responses to ARCIC I (1992) -- 17. ARCIC II : Requested Clarifications on Eucharist and Ministry (1993) -- 18. Letter by Cardinal E. Cassidy (President of the Pontifical Council for the Unity of Christians) to the Co-Chairmen of ARCIC II (1994).
Contents of Comments by Members of ARCIC section: Unfinished Business (1992) / Henry Chadwick -- The Fundamental Question of Ecumenical Method (1992) / Christopher Hill -- Roman Catholic Responses to ARCIC I and ARCIC II (1993) / Edward Yarnold.
Contents of Expert Opinion section: Anglican-Catholic Dialogue : its Problems and Hopes (1983) / Cardinal Josef Ratzinger -- An Extract from an Open Letter to the Anglican Communion (1988) / Executive Committee of the Evangelical Fellowship of the Anglican Communion (1988) -- The Vatican Response to ARCIC I (1992) / Francis Sullivan -- Ordained Ministry in the Catholic Response to ARCIC (1992) / Jos Vercruysse -- Marginal Notes on the Response to ARCIC I (1992) / John McHugh.
Contents of Conclusion section: Summary / Christopher Hill -- Conclusion : What Next ? / Edward Yarnold.
The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) started in 1701. It functioned as the missionary society of the Church of England, even though formally it was chartered as an independent organization. Its purpose was to provide "a sufficient maintenance...for an orthodox clergy" and make "such other provision...as may be necessary for the propagation of the Gospel" in colonies belonging to England. It recruited and oversaw pastors, teachers, and catechists; in addition, it paid salaries, built churches, gave direction to the Church of England in the overseas colonies.
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Reel 1 - Finding Aid
Reel 2-102 - SPG Records
Finding Aids available. See Microfilm collections - Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG)
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