Canadian Church Missionary Society fonds. — 1893-1904.
6.5 cm of textual records.
1 photograph : b&w.

Administrative History:

The Canadian Church Missionary Association was founded in 1894 in connection with the Church Missionary Society of England (C.M.S).  Formed by members of the Church of England in Canada, its purpose was to send out Canadian missionaries to convert the non-Christian world.  Some of their first missionaries went to Japan.  In 1895, the Association was amalgamated with the Wycliffe Missions.  The Association was to act in Canada on behalf of the Church Missionary Society to receive and examine candidates for service as well as to promote its cause within the Canadian Church.  In 1902, the Association’s full name of “Canadian Church Missionary Association in Connection with the Church Missionary Society” was abbreviated to “Canadian Church Missionary Society” (C.C.M.S).  In the same year, the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada (M.S.C.C.) was formed.  Shortly thereafter, the C.C.M.S. pledged its loyalty to this new missionary society with the intent of forming one great missionary society for the whole of Canada.

Custodial History:

Gift from Wycliffe College, Toronto.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of original annual report booklets, informational pamphlets, circular letters, correspondence and a photograph of a group of C.C.M.S. missionaries with their Japanese pupils.


Title based on contents of fonds.

Paper brittle.


Canadian Church Missionary Gleaner, 1902. See Mf 92-02

Finding Aids: Finding aid available.

Associated material:

See MM51 .A21 “The Canadian Church Missionary Society”, by David Cameron Adams, 1965

Canadian Church Missionary Gleaner, 1902 and C.C.M.S. reports in New Era, 1903-1911

Related fonds:


Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Personal Names:

Gould, Sydney, 1869-1938.

Blake, S.H. (Samuel Hume), 1835-1914.

Corporate Names:

Canadian Church Missionary Association in Connection with the Church Missionary Society.

Wycliffe Missions.

Canadian Church Missionary Society

Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada.

Accession number:  M74-7