Missions to the Jews collection. —  1882-1912.
6.5 cm of textual records.

Admin/Biographical:

The London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews, a Church of England Society, commenced its operations in 1809.  The Church of England in Canada began it’s work among the Jews by raising funds for the London Society with Good Friday Appeals.  Soon diocesan associations were established and then a Canadian Auxiliary to the London Society.  The Diocese of Toronto was the first to appoint an organising secretary in 1882, the Rev. Johnstone Vicars.  He established the Toronto Diocesan Association of the London Society and laid the foundations of the Canadian Auxiliary.

Custodial History:

Collection acquired in 1975.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of reports, articles and pamphlets outlining the work and aims of the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews in England, Canada and around the world.

Notes:

Title based on contents of  fonds.

Reproductions:

All originals.

Related fonds:

Nathanael Institute fonds

General Notes:

More information can be found on the website for : The Church’s Ministry Among Jewish People (CMJ) (formerly the London Jews’ Society and the London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews).

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Corporate Names:

London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews

Toronto Diocesan Association of the London Society

Accession number:  M75-18