Fonds Acc: 86 – 6. - The Most Rev. Edward Walter Scott fonds

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The Most Rev. Edward Walter Scott fonds

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CA DRL Acc: 86 – 6.

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  • 1964 - 1986 (Creation)

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2 folders textual material and photographs.

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Edward Walter (Ted) Scott was born in Edmonton in 1919. He was ordained a Deacon in 1942 for the Diocese of New Westminster and was ordained a priest in 1943 for the Diocese of Caledonia. He was then appointed to the parish of St. Peter, Seal Cove, near Prince Rupert, where he served for three and a half years. He moved to Vancouver in 1945 where he became the part time Secretary of the Student Christian Movement, a position that became full time when he moved to Winnipeg. In the Diocese of Rupert's Land, he served at St. John the Baptist (W.023); Church of the Good Shepherd (W.004); and the Parish of St. Jude (W.025). He also taught part time at St. John's College. In 1956 he was appointed to the Community Planning Council as a full time Priest Director of Indian Work. He received the Order of the Buffalo before moving to Toronto in 1964 to become the associate General Secretary of the Council for Social Service of the Canadian Church. From 1966 to 1971, he was the Bishop of the Diocese of Kootenay. The Most Rev. Edward Walter Scott became the 10th Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in 1971, the fifth person with ties to the Diocese of Rupert's Land to hold that position. During his time as Primate, he also served as the Moderator of The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches from 1975 to 1983. Over the years, he received 9 honorary doctorates and the Order of Canada. The Most Rev. Edward Scott retired as Primate in 1986, and was killed in a car accident on June 21, 2004.

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The records of The Most Rev. Edward Walter Scott came to the Diocesan archives as part of several transfers of records in 1986 and 1990.

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The records of The Most Rev. Edward Walter Scott held at the Diocese of Rupert's Land archives include orders of service (1971 and 1986) and research (1964 - 1986).

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Related material: Library Collection: "Man of Faith, Man of Action: Edward Scott" by E.S. Light.

Associated material: Diocese of Kootenay archives; Diocese of Montreal archives.

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The material is in English.

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