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North Thompson Mission (B.C.)

  • A-229
  • Corporate body
  • 1915-1984

Originally called the Kamloops Missions and served with St. Paul's, Kamloops, the name was changed to the Thompson River Mission in 1917. The mission at one time embraced more than twenty-five small communities in the environs of Kamloops and the North Thompson River valley. Churches were built and dedicated ca. 1915 at Savona (St. Hilda) and at Goose Lake (St. Peter). In 1927 St. George's Church was opened in North Kamloops. From about 1930 to 1935 the mission was divided into north and south districts. In 1936, St. George's, North Kamloops was separated into a new parish embracing the southern points while the Thompson River Mission continued as the North Thompson Mission. The two parishes were united from about 1942 to 1956. Currently the North Thompson Mission includes four congregations: Church of the Redeemer, Barriere; Church of St. John and St. Paul, Birch Island; Cahilty; and St. Stephen's, Little Fort.

St. Timothy's Parish (100 Mile House, B.C.)

  • A-230
  • Corporate body
  • 1959-

Anglican activity began as early as the 1930's in 100 Mile House as a point served by the Williams Lake and Chilcotin Mission. By 1940 it was being served from Clinton and, then Ashcroft, after Clinton was combined with Ashcroft around 1950. In the early 1960's 100 Mile House became the centre of the new 100 Mile House Mission (also called Cariboo Lakes Mission). Around 1975 St. Christopher, Clinton was added to the parish. By 1985 Clinton was being served from Ashcroft again. Currently, 100 Mile House includes congregations at 70 Mile House and 140 Mile House.

St. Michael and All Angels' Parish (Prince George, B.C.)

  • A-232
  • Corporate body
  • 1911-

Two churches were established, St. George at Fort George and St. Stephen at South Fort George by the missionary team from St. John the Divine, Kennington, England in 1911. The former closed in 1916 and the latter in 1919. A third church, St. Michael and All Angels, was also established in Prince George in 1914 which has continued to the present. Currently a single congregation parish, various smaller outlying communities have also been served from St. Michael and All Angels', including Giscome, Willow River, Woodpecker and others.

Robson Valley Mission (B.C.)

  • A-234
  • Corporate body
  • 1914-

McBride was selected as the site of a new parish and church in 1914 as it was a divisional point in the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad, then in the process of being completed. Around 1927 a new mission, called the Upper Fraser Mission, was established with its centre point at McBride and embracing the area between Prince George and Red Pass Junction. The Upper Fraser Mission included several communities in its ministry over the years. Some points in the mission have also been served from Prince George or the North Thompson Mission, including Valemount which was added around 1960 from the North Thompson Mission. By 1991 the mission was a shared ministry with the United Church and is now called Robson Valley. Robson Valley currently includes two congregations: All Saints, McBride and Christ Church, Valemount.

All Saints' Parish (Shulus, B.C.)

  • A-236
  • Corporate body
  • 1917-

Originally served within the Lytton Indian Mission, Shulus had been separated into an independent Indian mission by 1920. From Shulus various other congregations and communities have been served. Currently, the parish includes St. Philip's, Canford; St. Catherine's, 14 Mile House; and St. Michael and All Angels', Spences Bridge. Previously, congregations at Pokhaist, Toketi, Cornwall and others have been included in the parish's ministry. Since 1986 Shulus and Merritt have been joined together as the Nicola Valley Pastoral Zone, a venture in a joint pastoral ministry in charge of one priest. It was later combined to become the Scw'exmx Anglican Parish.

St. Peter's Parish (Williams Lake, B.C.)

  • A-237
  • Corporate body
  • 1916-

Church work began as the Mission of St. John the Divine, Chilcotin in 1916 with headquarters at Beaver Ranch, Hanceville under the auspices of St. John the Divine Parish, Kennington, England. The mission work lapsed in 1919 and was reopened in 1926 with headquarters at Williams Lake. The smaller outstations were grouped into the Central Cariboo Mission (also called Chilcotin Mission), with headquarters at St. Luke, Alexis Creek, from about 1963 to 1975. The parish currently includes the Alexis Creek congregation

Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster

  • A-289
  • Corporate body
  • 1879-

In 1879, the original (1859) Anglican Diocese of British Columbia was divided into three "sees" (bishoprics, dioceses): The Bishopric of British Columbia, The Bishopric of Caledonia and The Bishopric of New Westminster. The Bishopric or the Diocese of New Westminster consisted of the southern mainland of the civil province of British Columbia. It has been divided again twice: in 1899 with the creation of the Diocese of Kootenay and in 1914 with the creation of the Diocese of Cariboo. Since 1914 its boundaries have included the Lower Mainland, the Fraser Valley up to and including Yale, the Sunshine Coast and Howe Sound area. The original See city was New Westminster with Holy Trinity Church constituted as the Cathedral in 1892. By the 1910's the Bishop and Synod administration had moved to Vancouver. In 1929 Christ Church in Vancouver was constituted the Cathedral of the Diocese. The Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster convened for the first time on April 18, 1882. The Constitution of the Synod was adopted at the conference held for this purpose. The attendees decided the following: the name and the composition of the Synod; the appointment and maintenance of the clergy; the tenure and management of church property; the formation and constitution of parishes; and the regulations for offices of the church. In 1893, an "Act to Incorporate the Anglican Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster" was passed by the Legislative Assembly of the civil province of British Columbia permitting the incorporation of the Diocese of New Westminster as a Corporation Sole. The Anglican Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster Incorporation Act, 1893 (the;"Act") established the boundaries of the diocese, the right of Synod to deal with real and/or personal property, to invest funds and to borrow money, to adopt, alter, amend or annul the Constitution, Canons, and Rules of order of the diocese. Diocesan parishes can also incorporate under this act. The "Act" was last amended by the Legislative Assembly of the province of British Columbia in 1961. Currently, the Act is included with the most recent printing of the Constitution, Canons and Rules of Order (1998). The Constitution, Canons and Rules of order are undergoing periodical amendments as circumstances require. The Canons of the diocese are the ecclesiastical laws by which it is governed. Canons must be authorized by a resolution that is carried at Synod and sanctioned by the Bishop. They can be changed, amended, deleted and/or added to only by the Synod and the Bishop. Regulations provide detailed information relating to various diocesan procedures. Rules of Order are detailed procedures for the proper management of meetings of sessions of Diocesan Synod.

All Hallows' School (Yale, B.C.)

  • A-290
  • Corporate body
  • 1885-1920

All Hallows began in 1854 at Shipmeadow, England, as a penitentiary designed to look after what were known as "fallen women". An active religious community of Sisters was formed at All Hallows to run a hospital, a school for girls, as well as to look after visitors coming there for a time of retreat from the affairs of the world. The Sisters moved to Ditchingam, Norfolk and built themselves a monastery in which to live and work. In 1881 Bishop Sillitoe sent out a call to England for assistance in his work with the native Indian population. The response came from All Hallows community in Ditchingam. Three sisters arrived in Yale in 1884, using the parsonage adjoining St. John's Church as a school for Indian girls. The year after they moved the school into the abandoned C.P.R. hospital. Following negotiations initiated by Bishop Sillitoe, a new school was built in 1888. Given the high quality of the education prevailing in the school, families in New Westminster and other parts of B.C., where at that time no advanced educational facilities existed, began to seek admission for their daughters. In 1890, another wing was added to take care of the white girl's needs. Further additions were made in 1908 and 1909, the peak years of the school's history. The fee for entrance into the white girl's part of the school was $5, with board and education costing $30 a month; piano instruction was $5; violin and painting $5 a month. The school possessed spacious playing grounds, with two tennis courts, a basketball court, hockey and croquet grounds. Sister Amy occupied the position of Sister Superior for many years. She was followed by sister Constance and others, including Sister Althea, Agatha, Alice, and Marion. Sisters of All Hallows planned also to replace the Ondernok chapel, that had been build as a stable, with a new chapel built of stone. A fund of $5000 was raised for this purpose, but the school closed its doors in 1916, before enough money was raised. The money was used later to equip the chapel at St. George's Indian School at Lytton, and lift the mortgage from the Japanese Mission in Vancouver. The Sisters returned to England in 1920.

Anglican Church Foundation of the Diocese of New Westminster

  • A-291
  • Corporate body
  • 1956-1972

The Anglican Church Foundation of the Diocese of New Westminster was incorporated as a Society in 1956 under the Societies Act of the province of B.C. The objects of this Society were: "To receive bequests, devises and donations of every kind and description...; to promote objects of a religious, charitable and educational character, and in particular but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to aid in establishing Parishes and Missions, in erecting, maintaining and operating Churches, Church Schools, Parish halls and Parsonages...; to use, devote and apply its assets and income [...] for the promotion and attainment of the aforesaid purposes..." The foundation was administered by a Board of Directors and trustees with Bishop Gower as chair ex-officio. The members, not more than 12 laymen, were elected by the Executive Committee of the Synod of the Diocese. The positions of secretary and treasurer could be held by one and the same person. The principal and registered office was located in Vancouver, B.C. The society was dissolved in 1972.

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