Primary Source Archive

Finding Christ Church brings together the scattered print records of the Colonial  Church and School Society (CCSS), the evangelical arm of the Church of England and an important antislavery organizations in Canada West between 1855 and 1865. The records include excerpts from letters written by priests and teachers who worked for the Society in Black communities across the region.  Because the original correspondence was destroyed during the bombing of London in WWII, the printed reports constitute the only trace of CCSS letters received from Chatham in the 1850s and 1860s. By making the reports available on the Finding Christ Church website, our project contributes to new antislavery scholarship while reuniting the Christ Church community with the materials of its past.

The reports are fully searchable. Each link below will redirect you to scanned images of the reports which we have uploaded to the Internet Archive.