Fonds - Anglican Provincial Synod of British Columbia and Yukon fonds

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Anglican Provincial Synod of British Columbia and Yukon fonds

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  • 1903, predominant 1914-2000 (Creation)
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    Anglican Church of Canada. Province of British Columbia and Yukon. Synod

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3.8 m of textual records and other material

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The organization of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia, that had begun with a single diocese with only few parishes, was complete by 1914. Four Dioceses had been established with the prospect of a fifth. The body having the authority over the setting of the Dioceses, diocesan boundaries, and the election of the Metropolitan is the Provincial Synod. The Synod meets regularly every third year not being the year in which there is a regular meeting of General Synod. The time and place are to be decided by the Metropolitan in consultation with the Prolocutor. The reports of the meetings, as adopted starting with the first session (February 18th, 1914, Victoria, B.C.) are recorded in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Ecclesiastical Province of B.C. The matters discussed include the change of the existing boundaries of Dioceses, the appointment of various Committees, reports of these Committees, amendments and revisions to the Constitution and Canons of the Provincial Synod, matters relating to religious education in the church, financial reports, funding issues.

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Fonds consists of printed material, minutes, correspondence, reports, instruments of consecration, financial records, clippings, publications, and collections of photographs. Includes General administration records, including Constitution, Canons and Act of incorporation, Provincial Synod Journal of Proceedings, and Election and Consecration documents; records of the Metropolitan; records of Synod boards and committees, namely Provincial Council, Archives Advisory Committee, Committee on Provincial Structures and Mission, Executive Committee, Provincial Board of Missions to Orientals, Social Concerns Committee, Ministry Committee, Provincial Executive Council, Parish and Diocesan Concerns Committee, Advisory Committee on Postulants for Ordination (ACPO), Committee on Indian Work, Committee on Provincial Strategy, British Columbia Centennial Church Extension Fund, Provincial Consultation on the Church and Youth. Includes also records of diocesan organizations, institutions and missionary societies which contributed to the development and expansion of Anglican Church in British Columbia and to the theological education of its members (Anglican Theological College of British Columbia, British Columbia and Yukon Church Society, Columbia Coast Mission, British Columbia Anglican Youth Movement, Lytton Mission, Sorrento Centre). Includes personal records of individuals who played a role in the religious life of the province or in various supporting activities at the provincial or national level. Includes also collections of graphic and reference material which provide a valuable support documentation to the original holdings. Includes a collection of periodicals issued by national and diocesan Anglican bodies or missionary societies from their creation to the current date. Diocesan titles include: Columbia Mission Annual Reports (1859-1883), The Parish Magazine (1884-1886), The Churchman's Gazette and New Westminster Diocesan Chronicle (1883-1892). Periodicals include also various titles published by a missionary support committee in England (1889-1894) such as: New Westminster Quarterly Paper, New Westminster Occasional Paper, Monthly Record, Work for the Far West, as well as missionary society publications: Proceedings of the Church Missionary Society, The Mission Field (ca. 1860 to ca. 1920).

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  • English

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The records are subject to the BC Personal Information Privacy act and may be restricted.

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BCAUL control number: ANGSYNOD-628

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Revised

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Revised January 2010

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