That Part VI of Canon XXVII be amended by adding the following to become a new Section Numbered 7:
"Persons Serving in or Attached to the Canadian Armed Forces
(A) This section applies to a person enrolled in the Canadian forces who is serving in the regular forces or who is a member of the reserve force on continuous duty with the regular forces, or a person who, in accordance with the National Defence Act, accompanies the Canadian Forces, and the dependents of all such persons.
(B) A person described in (A) of this section may make an application under Part III or Part IV of this Canon by forwarding his application to the Anglican Chaplain responsible for his pastoral care.
(C) On receipt of an application mentioned in (B) from a person who is residing in Canada, the Chaplain shall forward the application to the Bishop of the Diocese in which the applicant is resident.
(D) If the applicant is a person serving or residing outside Canada, the Chaplain shall forward the application to the Bishop Ordinary or the Canadian Forces for action.
(E) Nothing herein contained shall prevent the making of an application by such a person in the manner prescribed by Part III or Part IV." CARRIED in both Houses nem con.
That this General Synod supports the work of our Military Chaplains, and recognizes the challenge of this ecumenical ministry and the need to provide young, well-trained priests for the Chaplaincy Service of the Canadian Armed Forces. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this General Synod recognizes with gratitude the splendid contribution made by the officers and men of our Armed Forces in the first 100 years of our national life, and expresses its deep appreciation to all personnel serving at the present time for their devotion to duty and for the exemplary manner in which they conduct themselves at home and abroad. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this General Synod pay special tribute to the wives and families of servicemen who, because of the demands of military life, must often adjust to periods of separation and assures them of our concern and prayers. CARRIED in both Houses.
Preceded by Monthly Letter Leaflet, the Letter Leaflet was established November 1888 and ran until October 1922. The Monthly Letter Leaflet was the newsletter of the Church of England's Woman's Auxiliary to Missions. It was renamed The Letter Leaflet when the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society was formed and ran under that title from Feb. 1893 until December 1922. It was followed by the Living Message, 1923 to May 1986, and then the Anglican Magazine, Jan. 1987-Dec. 1991. Volume numbering was continuous.
Scope and Content
Microfilm consists of :
Reel 1 - Letter Leaflet, 1889-1895 [on Reel 6 of Mf 83-9]
The Woman’s Auxiliary was founded in April 1885 “for the promotion of missionary effort”. The first president was Margaret Medley, wife of the Bishop of Fredericton and Archbishop of the Province of Canada. Roberta E. Tilton of Ottawa was the major force in organizing both diocesan and parochial branches and in promoting the affiliation of existing groups and societies.
The “Letter Leaflet” was a monthly publication first produced in the Diocese of Toronto. It expanded and became the W.A.’s official publication and in 1923 it was renamed “The Living Message”.
The W.A. was reorganized in 1908 following the founding of the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) to conform to the structure of General Synod. Caroline M. Patterson Hall was elected president and the first meeting of the General Board was held in Winnipeg.
Initially the work of the W.A. included mission education among Girls; Juniors and Little Helpers (Babies) branches; support of women working as missionaries and assistants in Japan (later China and India) and on Indian Reserves; Dorcas work and financial support for the education of missionaries children. A pension fund for women missionaries was established in 1910. In 1912 after several years of discussion the W.A. agreed to assume responsibility for work with women and children overseas. This included additional budgeted expenditures for evangelism, schools and hospitals. This agreement was extended to the Canadian mission field in 1919.
In 1928 the general meeting became annual. Recognizing an expanded social service role in 1931 the W.A. added a clause to its Constitution governing its cooperation with the General Board of Religious Education (GBRE) and the Council for Social Service (CSS).
In 1966 the constitution was amended and the Woman’s Auxiliary became the Anglican Church Women (ACW). Integration with General Synod was agreed as a national goal and took place in 1973. Since that time the organization exists by choice at the diocesan and parish levels.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the constitution; minutes; legal records; reports; correspondence; missionary employment records; financial records; administration files; printed materials; photographs; scrapbooks; and audiovisual materials.
The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Series 1. Minutes of the National Board of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1889-1973;
Series 2. Constitution of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1885-1970;
Series 3. Legal records, 1883-1968;
Series 4. Annual Meeting Reports, 1886-1973;
Series 5. Executive Committee Minutes of the National Board of the Woman's Auxiliary and Anglican Church Women, 1886-1973;
Series 6. Records of the W.A. President, 1885-1960;
Series 7. Records of the Corresponding Secretary, 1890-1948;
Series 8. Records of the Recording Secretary, 1918, 1929;
Series 9. Records of the Dorcas Secretary, 1886-1964;
Series 10. General, 1886-1962;
Series 11. Literature and Supply, 1913;
Series 12. Junior and Little Helpers, 1926-1964;
Series 13. Committees, 1893-1974;
Series 14. Missionaries, 1891-1961;
Series 15. Finance records, 1887-1971;
Series 16. Anglican Church Women Administration Files, 1969-1974;
Series 17. Printed Materials, 1886-1971;
Series 18. Diocesan Reports, 1885-1974.
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (MSCC) fonds