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Apostle to the wilderness : Bishop John Medley and the evolution of the Anglican Church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/470
Author
Craig, Barry L.
Publication Date
2005
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
MM52.7 .C735
Author
Craig, Barry L.
Place
Madison & Teaneck
Publisher
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication Date
2005
Physical_Description
246 p.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index
Added Entry
Craig, Barry L., 1960-
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Biography
Church of England in Canada - Bishops - Biography
Anglican Communion - Canada - Bishops - Biography
Anglican Church of Canada - History
Medley, John, 1804-1892
ISBN
0-8386-4085-0
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
MM52.7 .C735
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Bishop Medley's Library. - Generous distribution of the books of the late Metropolitan Valuable Library of Cathedral further enriched - Deanery libraries profit by Mrs. Medley's Generosity

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/1474
Publication Date
[1890?]
Material Type
Leaflet
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
MM52.6. F673
Publication Date
[1890?]
Physical_Description
1 l.
Material Type
Leaflet
Subjects
Christ Church Cathedral (Fredericton, N.B.) - Library
Medley, John, 1804-1892
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
MM52.6. F673
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Fredericton stages celebration events

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article23056
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1995 February
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1995 February
Volume
121
Issue
2
Page
3
Notes
The diocese of Fredericton has launched a series of celebrations for its 150th anniversary.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Fredericton
Hazen, F. Harold (Ford Harold)
Medley, John, 1804-1892
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Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2003 June
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2003 June
Volume
129
Issue
6
Page
8
Notes
Photo of the Very Rev. Keith Joyce with altar frontals stored in a chest belonging to Bishop John Medley.
Subjects
Christ Church Cathedral (Fredericton, N.B.)
Altar - Cloths
Church vestments - Anglican Church of Canada
Joyce, Keith
Medley, John, 1804-1892
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"Habits of reverence and awe": Bishop John Medley and the promise of Ecclesiology

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article37849
Author
Finley, Alan Gregg, 1950-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society
Date
1993 April
Author
Finley, Alan Gregg, 1950-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society
Date
1993 April
Volume
35
Issue
1
Page
[3]-22
Notes
Bishop John Medley "was the first prominent ecclesiologist to assume a colonial see, and at the very centre of his life and ministry were his views on the holiness of beauty. He revelled in the sacred stillness of a neo-Gothic sanctuary, and encouraged his flock to build places of worship that, whether large or small, were nonetheless glorious and set apart -- places where the soul could soar, where light could be transfigured into mystical hues of purple, red, and green by fine stained glass, and where the adoration of the Almighty could be empowered by the elaborate symbolism of a medieval Gothic setting. He sums up his feelings that it 'it is the particular glory of Gothic Architecture that it is eminently calculated to form and strengthen in the young habits of reverence and awe'. In this article I shall explore how and why John Medley sought to encourage 'habits of reverence and awe' through his introduction of the ecclesiologists' creed into the Canadian church. I shall place his ideas on church architecture and the material setting for worship in the context of the larger cultural and religious currents of his generation. In particular Medley's career must be seen again the background of the Anglo-Catholic revival, the principal source of the primary influence upon an enterprising ecclesiologist" (p. [3]-4). The Ecclesiological Society "defined 'ecclesiology' as the science of church architecture and Christian aesthetics" (p. 9). "The first of two figures of significance for the ecclesiological movement was A.W.N. Pugin, considered to be the 'prophet' of the Gothic revival" (p. 10). Anglo-Catholic "Anglicans began to question the assumptions and conventions of their worship and sought the precise meaning of church architecture and furnishings. The altar became a particular focus; its position, size, patterning, colour, and symbolism were important aspects of the experience of worship. So too were the rich hues of stained glass, the painted or gilded designs on chancel walls, the textured symbolism of clerical vestments, and the myriad shapes of window-arches, open-timbered ceilings, rood-screen, and baptistry. Through the physical surrounds of worship, through the evocative liturgical environment, and the through the administration of the sacraments the worshipper could come closer to God and experience His grace. The outward and visual dimensions of the faith were inseparable from personal spirituality" (p. 10-11). "The other figure of major importance in the realm of architecture and aesthetics was of course John Ruskin (1819-1900). His works, especially his 'Seven Lamps of Architecture' (1849) and his 'Stones of Venice' (1851-3), were enormously influential and did much to popularize the Gothic movement among the general public" (p. 12). "Medley's important article from 1841, 'Elementary Remarks on Church Architecture', confirms that he was an early and able spokesman in the mainstream of the ecclesiological movement" (p. 14). "His article from 1843, 'The Advantage of Open Seats', outlined even more strongly his ecclesiological position. Medley favoured free seating in Anglican churches and opposed the practice of pew rents for ecclesiological, liturgical, legal, and spiritual reasons" (p. 16). "Here is a central tenet of the ecclesiologists' creed: the 'correct' physical environment for worship had the potential to touch the believer in a remarkable way, to mediate divine truths, to quicken the soul, to make an impression on the mind, to stimulate the senses, to heighten spiritual perception. In short, ecclesiological structures and objects served a very practical purpose; they were necessary elements in Christian worship" (p. 17).
Subjects
Medley, John, 1804-1892
Church architecture - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Fredericton - History
Anglo-Catholics - Church of England - History
Anglo-Catholics - Anglican Church of Canada - History
Aesthetics - Religious aspects - Church of England
Aesthetics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Worship - Church of England - History
Worship - Anglican Church of Canada - History
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In memoriam:. - address delivered at a service for the unveiling of a monument erected in the memory of the late Most Rev. John Medley, first Bishop of Fredericton and Metropolitan of Canada, Tuesday, Dec. 15, A.D. 1896

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/1721
Author
[Brigstocke, Frederick Hervey John], 1841-1899
Publication Date
1896
Material Type
Booklet
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
MM54.B67
Author
[Brigstocke, Frederick Hervey John], 1841-1899
Place
St. John, N.B.
Publisher
n.p.
Publication Date
1896
Physical_Description
14 p., front.
Material Type
Booklet
Added Entry
[Brigstocke, Frederick Hervey John], 1841-1899
Subjects
Medley, John, 1804-1892
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
MM54.B67
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The life and work of the Most Reverend John Medley, D.D.. - First Bishop of Fredricton and Metropolitan of Canada

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/1601
Author
Ketchum, William Quintard, 1818-1901
Publication Date
1893
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
MM52.7.M24
Author
Ketchum, William Quintard, 1818-1901
Place
Saint John, N.B.
Publisher
J. & A. McMillan
Publication Date
1893
Physical_Description
335 p. front. (port.), plate.
Material Type
Book
Subjects
Medley, John, 1804-1892
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
MM52.7.M24
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Medley books sought

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article26382
Author
Swanick, Eric
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1999 June
Author
Swanick, Eric
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1999 June
Volume
125
Issue
6
Page
5
Notes
Letter from the director of the New Brunswick Legislative Library looking for books from the library of Bishop John Medley, bishop of Fredericton 1845-1892.
Subjects
Medley, John, 1804-1892
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Fredericton
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Memoir of the life of the Right Reverend George Burgess, D.D.. - First Bishop of Maine

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/244
Author
Burgess, Alexander
Publication Date
1869
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
MG.B79
Author
Burgess, Alexander
Place
Philadelphia
Publisher
Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger
Publication Date
1869
Physical_Description
xi, [17]-419 p.
Material Type
Book
Notes
A letter from Bishop Medley of Fredericton (p. 336) contains his tribute to Bishop Burgess.
Subjects
Burgess, George, 1809-1866
Medley, John, 1804-1892
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
MG.B79
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On Earth As It Is In Heaven: Gothic Revival Churches of Victorian New Brunswick

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article20390
Author
Finley, Greg
Wigginton, Lynn
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1996 April
Author
Finley, Greg
Wigginton, Lynn
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1996 April
Volume
122
Issue
4
Page
10
Notes
John Medley, Bishop of Fredericton, supervised the building of more than 100 churches.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Fredericton
Church architecture - Anglican Church of Canada
Medley, John, 1804-1892
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