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, congregation, political branch and so on. By bringing these units together into one space, parades and the mass meetings that followed constituted a broader identity. To take one example, the 1899 procession in London, Ontario, involved contingents from Paris, Woodstock, Ingersoll, Stratford and St Thomas. 26 Sometimes parades were the crucible for initiating shared identity. In Saskatchewan, for example, the participation of

in Sounds of liberty
Class, gender and the licensing of transgression

, ‘Translating the Word: Dialogism and Debate in Two Gikuyu Dictionaries’, The Journal of Religious History , 23: 1 ( 1999 ), p. 43. 51 Kirika, Arthur Ruffelle Barlow’, p. 44. 52 Ainsworth to Dickens’ brother, farmer in

in Madness and marginality

of embarkation and debarkation, and the Emigration Department liaised with the International Labour Bureau to create better transport facilities and employment opportunities for emigrants. YMCA welfare officers who sailed with the emigrants organized shipboard recreation and instruction, as well as religious meetings, and at the end of the voyage made sure that the new settlers were put in touch with local YMCA officials or churches at their destinations. The YMCA clearly felt that emigration gave its organization both the

in Emigration from Scotland between the wars

because they wanted ‘something respectable to build’. 47 Clearly different groups within the lay community wanted different things from the Church. Congregations were also composed of people who were from various ethnic backgrounds and who had brought different religious cultures with them when they emigrated. Meeting the spiritual demands of these varied communities was a challenge for bishops and clergy who

in An Anglican British World
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Church’s different branches. The alternative was a colonial Church made up of self-governing, self-financing congregations, each free to choose their own ministers and make changes to Anglican doctrines and liturgy. Though the high church model of Church expansion left room for dioceses to exercise control over their own affairs, this would go hand in hand with moves to enforce discipline and uniformity

in An Anglican British World
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The Church of England, migration and the British world

fold. 7 Indeed religious figures were among the first to recognise that there was such a thing as a ‘British world’: Charles Inglis, the Anglican bishop of Nova Scotia, referred to his inhabiting such a thing as early as 1812. 8 Recently, scholars working on the Church of England have explored the varying contributions that Anglican clerics made to the creation of ‘neo’ or ‘Better Britains’. Anglican

in An Anglican British World

incidence of individuals of non-British descent among Anglican congregations. 125 Prominent among the Cape Dutch who attended Anglican churches in Cape Town were the constitutional reformers J. H. Wicht, D. J. Cloete and F. S. Watermeyer: these men may have had religious reasons for attending Anglican services, but it is also significant that they were anglicised Afrikaners who called for representative

in An Anglican British World

Of the early life of Thomas Jones there is sparse documentary evidence, and nothing written in his own hand until August 1839 when he applied to the LMS to be sent overseas as a missionary. The question of what knowledge and practices Jones carried with him, both in terms of religious belief and practical know-how, is important in determining both the force

in Welsh missionaries and British imperialism

of clergy. Training local candidates took time and bishops had to rely on whatever the SPG sent out to them. Broughton noted that there was a ‘vast variety of shades of opinion’ among his SPG recruits. 92 Bishops also had to keep in mind the religious opinions, prejudices and needs of their congregations. Had they not done this, bishops may well have been much more enthusiastic recruiters of

in An Anglican British World

Seminary. Indeed, much of the imprint that America left on Canadian Anglicanism came about through influences that are hard to detect or isolate. The widespread hostility found in Canadian congregations to such rituals as responding to prayers, kneeling at prayer, church baptisms and the churching of women indicates that the American influence on popular religious belief in Canada remained strong. 69 Senior colonial

in An Anglican British World