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Retreat planned for alcoholic clerics

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article20364
Journal
Diocesan Link (Diocese of Toronto)
Date
1996 March
Journal
Diocesan Link (Diocese of Toronto)
Date
1996 March
Page
3
Notes
"The Recovering Alcoholic Clergy Association in the United States is holding a retreat on 7-8 March [1996] near Niagara Falls, New York. The retreat is for those who are ordained and in a 12-step recovery program. For more information, contact the Rev. James Massie, Jr. at Grace Episcopal Church, 100 Genesee St., Lockport, New York, 14094 or phone (716) 433-2878."
Subjects
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Alcoholism
Episcopal Church - Clergy - Alcoholism
Clergy - Alcohol use
Massie, James (James Stannard), 1942-2014
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Woman sues priest, church over assaults

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41591
Author
Kidd, Joelle
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2018 January
Author
Kidd, Joelle
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2018 January
Volume
144
Issue
1
Page
2
Notes
"A woman who claims a priest in the diocese of Fredericton tried to kill her is suing him, the Anglican Church of Canada, the diocese of Fredericton and the Corporation of the Anglican Parish of St. Stephen (Christ Church Anglican), in St. Stephen, N.B. Cynthia Mae Moore claims that she and the Rev. William Morton, who was rector of the Anglican Parish of St. Stephen, had an extra-marital affair between February 2012 and December 2015". "On October 25, 2016, Morton was convicted on two counts of assault with a weapon in relation to these incidents and received two 15-month conditional sentences, to be served concurrently, and was ordered to pay a victim fine surcharge of $100 for each offence". "The statement of claim also alleges that Moore suffers ongoing psychological injury from the incidents, including PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and suicidal ideation, and has been unable to work". "The suit names the Anglican Parish of St. Stephen, the diocese of Fredericton and the Anglican Church of Canada as 'vicariously liable' for Morton's actions, claiming 'it was or ought to have been aware' of Morton's alcohol abuse". "Morton is listed as 'clergy on leave' in the diocese's church directory".
Subjects
Sexual abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sexual misconduct by clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Moore, Cynthia Mae
Morton, William (William James)
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Fredericton
Anglican Church of Canada - Trials, litigation, etc.
Vicarious responsibility - Canada
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First addiction policy adopted

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article398
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Canadian Churchman
Date
1988 December
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Canadian Churchman
Date
1988 December
Volume
114
Issue
10
Page
8
Notes
The diocese of New Westminster has become the first in Canada to adopt a formal policy and insurance plan for dealing with addicted clergy and staff. The policy points out that alcoholism and some forms of habitual drug abuse are treatable illnesses and advocates a pastoral, rather than punitive, approach.
See also "Beating alcholism saved priest's life" on pp. 1, 8.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Employment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Drug abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Prohibition : A Summary

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article474
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Bulletin [Council for Social Service]
Date
1919 September
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Bulletin [Council for Social Service]
Date
1919 September
Issue
28
Page
1-16 p.
Notes
"During the whole course of the long discussion that has accompanied the enforcement of Prohibition in Canada, it has been the aim of the Editorial Board to present to readers of the Bulletin various aspects of the liquor question, judging that a real understanding of the problem involved was, of the most vital importance to the Church as a whole, and that it was the duty of the Council for Social Service to supply what information was possible on the subject. With that end in view no fewer than five of the series of Bulletins have been devoted to various aspects of the problem, and it is thought that a sixth, by way of summary may not be too many, in helping to focus opinion on what are really the pivotal points of the whole question, and perhaps be of service in clarifying the opinions of many on the very vexed problem involved" (p. 2). "We have attempted to give a dispassionate and fair statement of the case. We have outlined the main arguments against Prohibition and have shown the essential fallacies that underlie their reasoning. .... If alcohol is required for sickness it can be obtained through a doctor, the low is not tyrannous, it allows amply for any legitimate use of alcohol. One peculiarly bad feature of the anti-Prohibitionist campaign is the oft-repeated assertion that it is ultimately the aim of the movement to abolish the use of wine from the Holy Communion. This is simply untrue, and does not admit of argument one way or the other" (pp. 15-16). "The Church of England, as had often been remarked, has a peculiar sanity of its own. It may be slow and conservative, in the past it was undoubtedly reactionary, but its opinions on any subject are eminently worthy of the considered attention of everyone. There is no question that the decision of the Church of England in Canada has carried in the past and will still carry in the future great weight on the Prohibition question. The Church will arrive at that conclusion in its own way, uninfluenced by clamour on either side. That each member of the Church may be helped to a wise and judicial decision on the subject has been helped to a wise and judicial decision on the subject has been the sole aim of the Council for Social Service in publishing its series of Bulletins. It leaves the last word to be said by church-people themselves" (p. 16).
Contents divided into sub-sections: The Freedom of the Citizen -- The Difficulties of Enforcement -- The Use and Abuse of Alcohol -- The Use of Drugs -- The Removal of Temptation -- Compulsory Sobriety -- Social Discontent and Prohibition -- A Summary.
Subjects
Prohibition - Canada
Prohibition - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alcohol - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Temperance - Canada
Temperance - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Lord's Supper - Wine
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A National Problem : Alcoholic Beverages

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article30956
Author
Judd, William Wallace, 1883-1981
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Bulletin [Council for Social Service]
Date
1948 February 2
Author
Judd, William Wallace, 1883-1981
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Bulletin [Council for Social Service]
Date
1948 February 2
Issue
133
Page
1-16
Notes
"The menace of alcohol is much in the thoughts of the Canadian people today. There is reason that it should be. The main article in this Bulletin, while written by the General Secretary of this Department, carries only the same authority as the articles in all our other Bulletins, written by various people. It is a personal statement. Except where it may quote Resolutions of the Council or of General Synod, it is not in any way a pronouncement by the Church. The principal object of the writer is to point to the rising tide of drinking in this country, which figures and general experience indicate, and to underscore the opinion that Christian example and influence are needed to stem it. The article endeavours to point out ways in which that influence may be exerted." -- [Foreword].
Contents: [Foreword] / W.W. Judd -- Alcoholic Beverages and Christian Responsibility / W.W. Judd -- Addenda -- Pertinent Books in The Council's Library.
Subjects
Alcohol - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alcoholism - Canada
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Temperance - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Date
November 1986
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 45-11-86
Date
November 1986
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 45-11-86
Mover
Ms. M. Olson
Seconder
Rt. Rev. W.H. Jones
Text
That this National Executive Council approves the recommended changes to Regulation 15 (as amended) to be effective December 1, 1986. CARRIED #45-11-86
Notes
Regulation 15 now reads:
15.2 (c) Disability shall not include alcoholism or any similar chemical dependency, psychoneurotic or behavioral disorders such as anxiety reactions, hysteria, phobic or obsessive compulsive reactions.
15.7 (a) Notwithstanding section 2(c) above, the Plan may receive benefit applications for disability resulting from alcoholism or similar chemical dependencies, provided:
(i) the member's physician states that the member is disabled as a result of such dependency;
(ii) that the member acknowledges, in writing, such dependency and states a desire to receive appropriate rehabilitation treatment;
(iii) that the bishop and/or the employer agrees to grant the member time for treatment for at least 12 months, if required, with job security and all employee benefits which could include, but not be limited to insurance, health care and dental care.
15.7 (b) If a disability benefit is awarded under this section it shall be for a maximum of 12 months and the Pension Office shall receive a medical report on the rehabilitation program during the seventh month of such benefits and such other times, during the 12 months, as may be requested by the Pension Office.
15.7 (c) No member shall be granted more than one disability benefit under the terms of this section.
Subjects
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada - Regulations
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon VIII
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
Disabled - Canada
Disabled - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of Council for Social Service - Section VIII - Certain Moral Problems - Subsection 3 - Temperance and Liquor Control

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official6071
Date
1949 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1949 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Canon Judd
Seconder
Dr. S.H. Prince
Text
That, while recognizing that national and provincial control generally obtain in respect of the liquor traffic in Canada, the General Synod is not prepared to endorse at present any movement looking towards the nationalization and ownership of the traffic by Government and advises further study in this direction. Further, the Synod believes that the time is ripe for the Federal Authority to appoint a Royal Commission to study and report upon all phases of the liquor traffic in the light of modern medical and other scientific knowledge, the high complexity of the modern machine age, industrial life, and the rapid urbanization of society and urges the Federal Authority to appoint such a commission:
The General Synod in the meantime expresses its deep concern at the rapid increase in most provinces of the consumption of both malt liquors and spirits, with augmentation of ill effects to many areas of society, including youth, and to many phases of community life.
Further we appeal to our Church people to recognize the greatness of the evil and to set and maintain a standard in this matter consistent with their Christian profession. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Alcohol - Law and legislation - Canada
Drinking of alcoholic beverages - Canada
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Temperance - Canada
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Report of Council for Social Service - Section VIII - Certain Moral Problems

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official6073
Date
1949 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1949 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rev. A. Gardiner
Seconder
Very Rev. C. Swanson
Text
That this General Synod of the Church of England in Canada express its deep interest and warm appreciation of the work that is being done by Alcoholics Anonymous in the treatment of Alcoholism. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Alcoholism - Canada
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alcoholics Anonymous
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Report of the Council for Social Service - Social and Moral Problems

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official6187
Date
1943 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1943 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Athabasca
Seconder
Rev. G.H. Dowker
Text
(a) That this General Synod recognizing the increasingly severe restrictions imposed by the Government and people of Canada concerning food and certain amenities of life, and having due regard to the whole morale of the people in the conduct of the war, expresses the opinion that the Federal Government will be justified in at least continuing the modest restrictive measures regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages at present in effect, and,
(b) Further expresses the hope that our Church people will try by all means in their power to forward the cause of true temperance for the better protection of the youth and young womanhood of our country and for the better prosecution of the war. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alcohol - Law and legislation - Canada
Temperance - Canada
World War, 1939-1945 - Canada
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Clergy should show their wounds, says priest who opened up about past alcoholism

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41911
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2018 October
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2018 October
Volume
144
Issue
8
Page
1, 4
Notes
"An Ontario priest who opened up to his congregation last winter about his past struggles with alcoholism and depression says clergy might be more effective if they worry less about trying to seem flawless. 'We need to talk about our struggles', says the Rev. Matthew Martin, priest at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Lucan, Ont., diocese of Huron. 'If we do have something that we've been able to go through and overcome, then we need to be able to share that and not worry so much that we don't portray an image of perfection'. Many people -- especially, perhaps, since a CBC [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation] profile last November [2017] -- now Martini for his impersonations of Elvis Presley, replete with sequined jumpsuit and pompadour" (p. 1). "Alcohol addiction eventually led him to absolute despair" (p. 4). Martin described the moment, in hospital, when 'God's grace washed over me' ... Since that time, Martin says in an interview, he has not touched alcohol. And although he had already begun reading and studying the Bible, he says, it was from that moment that he felt with certainty he was called to be a priest" (p. 4).
Subjects
Martin, Matthew
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Alcohol use
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Letter to the editor: Story of priest's struggles with alcoholism appreciated

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41961
Author
Serjeantson, John
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2018 December
Author
Serjeantson, John
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2018 December
Volume
144
Issue
10
Page
5
Notes
"I am writing in appreciation for the article in the 'Anglican Journal' about the Rev. Matthew Martin's struggles with alcohol, 'Clergy should show their wounds, says priest who opened up about past alcoholism' (Oct. 2018, p. 1). As we priests show our vulnerability, so we will help give others the courage to show theirs. None of us is perfect. Jesus came for the imperfect. He also suffered himself, allowing himself to be vulnerable, so that we may know that he is with us in our vulnerability. I write as one who struggles with addiction. My father suffered from alcoholism to cover his pain. I take part in Al-Anon meetings, which are of great benefit to me".
Subjects
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
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Twelve Step Eucharist bridges recovery and faith: "We're all in recovery of some sort", says Canon Nancy Ford

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41985
Author
Kidd, Joelle
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2019 January
Author
Kidd, Joelle
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2019 January
Volume
145
Issue
1
Page
6-7
Notes
"Canon Nancy Ford, deacon to the city at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, B.C., was well-acquainted with the concept of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) thanks to years of working as a counsellor" (p. 6). "For about the past five years, the cathedral has been offering an answer to this question through a weekly Twelve Step Recovery Eucharist" (p. 6). "Inspired to create a bridge between church and recovery communities, Ford developed the liturgy for the Twelve Step Eucharist, collaborating with Anglican priest and psychologist Martin Brokenleg. She also consulted with then-Christ Church Cathedral dean Logan McMenamie (now bishop of the diocese of British Columbia) and current cathedral dean Ansley Tucker" (p. 6) "The liturgy also differs from a traditional Eucharist in that instead of a homily, there is a time for discussion and conversation, which Ford says often leads to some quite deep theological reflection. Ford notes that whoever is presiding each week makes clear that 'to receive communion in one kind is to receive it in both', a consideration particularly for those in recovery from alcohol use" (p. 6). "Chris Pitman worships at Christ Church Cathedral. He has been in recovery for a few years, with three years of sobriety under his belt. About a year ago, he saw an advertisement in the church for the Twelve Step Eucharist. Serendipitously, around that time a close friend who was going through his own struggles with addiction came to Pitman asking if he could join him at church" (p. 6). "Through connections with a local organization that supports people with substance abuse issues, Ford connected with Taryn Strong, a yoga teacher who now teaches a weekly yoga-for-recovery class at the cathedral after the service. Strong and her mother, Dawn Nickel, are the founders of SheRecovers, a 'recovery and empowerment platform for women'" (p. 7). "The Twelve Step program was created by Alcoholics Anonymous, which was started in the 1930s in Akron, Ohio. The steps have since been adapted for support groups for those in recovery from other substances and abuses" (p. 7).
Subjects
Ford, Nancy
Christ Church Cathedral (Victoria, B.C.)
Twelve-Step Recovery Eucharist
Lord's Supper - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Liturgy
Twelve-step programs - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Drug abuse - Canada
Drug abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Pastoral ministry - Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of British Columbia
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Alcoholism task force set up

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article1438
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1989 February
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1989 February
Volume
115
Issue
2
Page
1, 5
Subjects
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Diocesan course combats drug use

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article34002
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2006 September
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2006 September
Volume
132
Issue
7
Page
9
Notes
The Diocese of Saskatchewan is hosting a six-week course called "How to Drug Proof Your Kids". It is from Australia.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Saskatchewan
Drug abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church work with youth - Anglican Church of Canada
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What about beverage alcohol, total abstinence, moderate drinking, drunkeness, alcoholism ?

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog6091
Publication Date
1965
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
HV 5189 A5W4 1965
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Anglican Book Centre
Publication Date
1965
Physical_Description
11 p. ; 21.5 x 14 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Cover title.
At head of title: From an Anglican point of view.
"No. 3510-5". -- back cover.
"This pamphlet was prepared by a committee of laymen and clergy and attempts to raise questions and begin discussion about the use of alcoholic beverages, in the hope that it may be a guide to Anglicans in their behaviour in these matters". -- p. [1].
Contents: Alcohol ? -- [Text in the form of 20 questions e.g. "What about the use of wine in the Holy Communion ?"] -- Summary -- Resource List [Books, Pamphlets, Films, Organizations].
Added Entry
From an Anglican point of view : what about beverage alcohol, total abstinence, moderate drinking, drunkennes, alcoholism
Anglican Church of Canada
Subjects
Alcohol - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alcoholism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Temperance - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Call Number
HV 5189 A5W4 1965
Copies
2 copies
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Gibbs, Frank Harry, Rev. (Port Harrison, Fort Chimo). - 1927-1933

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34456
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 1 ARCHIBALD LANG FLEMING RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 1 ARCHIBALD LANG FLEMING RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 1-1 Clergy files. -- 1927-1972.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
3
File No
1a
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
Inukjuak (Québec)
Port Harrison (Québec)
Gibbs, Frank Harry
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Ruskell, George Arnold, Rev. (Lake Harbour; Fort Chimo, Québec). - 1945-1952

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34487
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 1 ARCHIBALD LANG FLEMING RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 1 ARCHIBALD LANG FLEMING RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 1-1 Clergy files. -- 1927-1972.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
13
File No
2
Subject
Ruskell, George Arnold, 1919-
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
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Wenham, Ronald Walter, Rev. (Fort Chimo, Québec). - 1936-1947

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34504
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 1 ARCHIBALD LANG FLEMING RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 1 ARCHIBALD LANG FLEMING RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 1-1 Clergy files. -- 1927-1972.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
21
File No
2
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
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Fort Chimo (Québec). - 1927-1956

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34533
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 1 ARCHIBALD LANG FLEMING RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 1 ARCHIBALD LANG FLEMING RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 1-3 Mission station files. -- 1924-1958.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Open
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
26
File No
7
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
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Bishop, Peter Charles, Rev. (Coppermine; Fort Chimo, Québec) (2 files). - 1963-1972

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/archivaldescriptions34595
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
100
Fonds
Diocese of the Arctic fonds
Record Group
Diocese of the Arctic
Series
SERIES 2 DONALD BEN MARSH RECORDS
Sub-series
Sub-series 2-1 Clergy files. -- 1947-1981.
Material Type
Textual record
Description Level
File
Restrictions
Restricted
Accession Number
M96-7
Box Number
36
File No
6a
Subject
Fort Chimo (Québec)
Kuujjuaq (Québec)
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