The Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen (B.A.C.) began in the Diocese of Huron in 1951 when a few laymen formed the first parish chapter to support the church more actively. Later, deanery and diocesan chapters were formed. By 1976, chapters at the provincial, diocesan and parish levels had spread across Canada. The division of laymen's work, in promoting the Brotherhood, advises the use of the Lambeth Rule of Life as a statement of personal aims for the group's members.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, promotional and informational brochures about the B.A.C.
Dept. of Lay Work and Publicity (National Laymen's Council) fonds
Dept. of Lay Work and Publicity (National Laymen's Council) was created in 1934 to enlist laymen who will inform themselves of the problems of the Church and to carry that information to their fellow laymen in their own and other parishes and dioceses with the goal of mobilizing ever increasing support for the work of the church. This work was carried on by the Division of Lay Work (1959-1969).
Previously this work was started by the National Laymen's Committee (1924-1934) which had been created to arouse the laymen of the Church to a fuller appreciation of their privileges and their responsiblities to the Church, and to inform them respecting missionary, educational, social, beneficiary, diocesan and parochial needs, and to stimulate support.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the constitution, minutes, reports, pamphlets and newsletters.
Fonds includes studies, reports, and files regarding laity work and training from the National Laymen's Committee (1924-1934), the National Laymen's Council (1941-1944) and the Division of Lay Work (1959-1969) including Vocation - Laymen's Letter (1956-1959) / Laymen's Bulletin (1959-1969).