Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C CE O19
TitleCeylon controversy papers
Extent22 docs.
DescriptionThe disagreement between CMS missionaries and the bishop of Colombo was primarily concerning the bishop's ritualistic views.
/1-9 Printed papers 1876-1880 including:
/3 'Ceylon Diocesan Gazette' 3 Nov 1877;
/4 'Ceylon Church Missionary Gleaner' Nov 1878;
/9 Opinion of the archbishops of Canterbury and York and bishops of London, Durham and Winchester (with signatures) 1880;

/10 Address from Jaffna native church members [occupation given: 93 signatures] 1876;
/11 Petition from Tamil Cooly mission Christians [occupation given: 553 signatures] 1876;
/12 Address of sympathy from Tamil Christians [819 signatures] 1877;
/13 Petition of Tamil Cooly Christians relating to formation of independent native church [647 signatures] 1878;
/14 Petition to archbishop of Canterbury from missionaries [no signatures] 1879;
/15 Petition to archbishop of Canterbury from Ceylon native Christians 1879;
/16 Copies of resolutions passed at meeting of congregation of Christ Church, Galle Face, relating to Rev. J. I. Jones 1876;
/17-18 Letter enclosing proceedings of Dickoya and Maskeliya district Tamil Church Council 1876;
/19 Extract from proceedings of Tamil Cooly Mission Committee 1877;
/20 Proceedings of Provincial Council 1877;
/21 Copy of letter to Rev. Abraham Dias, chaplain of Kurunegala, from Singhalese congregation 1879;
/22 Resolutions of Provincial Council 1879
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Publication NoteN.B. See a detailed account in Stock's 'History of the Church Missionary Society' Vol.3, pp.202-216


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