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Renison, Colonel George Everett Bristol

  • REN BRC 4
  • Person
  • 1918?-1998

Colonel George Everett Bristol Renison is the youngest son of the Reverend Robert John Renison and his wife Elizabeth Bristol Renison. He was born in 1918 in Hamilton Ontario while his father served as an Anglican Chaplain to the Canadian Expeditionary forces. He was a war hero and former prisoner of war during World War II. He was the Chairman and founder of W.H. Smith Canada and Chancellor of Renison University College from 1986-1992 and honourary Chancellor until his death in 1998.

Reverend Robert John Renison Fonds

  • Person
  • 2014-

The Most Reverend Robert John Renison is an important figure in the history of the Anglican Communion in Canada due to his role as Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario. He also was known as a gifted writer of books and articles and was a popular religion columnist for the Globe and Mail for over 20 years. He was born in Ireland in the little village of Clonoulty near Cashel in the County Tipperary in 1875. His father was the Rev. Canon Robert Renison and his mother was the former Mary Elizabeth Kennedy, an American citizen that the Rev. Canon Renison met while on a trip to the United States. The Rev. Robert John Renison was the oldest of three boys, all of whom became Anglican (or Episcopalian) priests. In addition, he had three sisters. In 1914 he married Elizabeth Bristol of Hamilton, Ontario. They had two sons, Robert John Bristol Renison born in 1916, and George Everett Bristol Renison born in 1918. George Renison (d.1998) was married to Nancy Stirett and had three children; Katherine, Carol and Michael. Robert John was married to Shirley Sommerville (d 1957) and had one son Robert.

The Reverend Robery John Renison fonds were willed to Renison University College in c/o Gail Cuthbert Brandt in July 1999 from the estate of George Everett Bristol Renison. They were willed to George Everett Bristol Renison by his father Bishop Robert John Renison.

Christ Church Cathedral (Vancouver, B.C.)

  • REN BRC 6
  • Corporate body
  • 1888-

"Christ Church Cathedral, in Vancouver, British Columbia, is the Cathedral church of the Diocese of New Westminster of the Anglican Church of Canada. The Cathedral is located at 690 Burrard Street on the north-east corner of West Georgia Street and Burrard Street, directly across from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

The first service was held, without a church building, on December 23, 1888 at 720 Granville Street in the town of Vancouver. Later, on February 14, 1889, a building committee was formed to collect the necessary funds for the erection of the church. It would be located on land bought from the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR); Henry John Cambie, chief engineer of CPR’s Pacific Division and People’s Warden of the new church, was a key negotiator in acquiring the property.

By October 1889, Christ Church’s basement was built and on October 6, the opening service was held for 52 parishioners. The joy of a new church did not last forever.

By 1891 the CPR objected to the unfinished building that had quickly been nicknamed the root house. It was viewed an “eyesore” and the parishioners feared they would lose their location due to lack of funds to complete the building.

A financing scheme was developed by a parishioner and the corner-stone was finally laid July 28, 1894, and the church dedicated, Sunday February 17, 1895. The church was built in the Gothic Style with ceiling made of cedar planking and ceiling beams and floor constructed out of old growth Douglas fir.

By 1909 the first expansion was done and by 1911 the first organ had already worn out, it used a human blower hired at $5 per month, and was replaced by a new organ manufactured by Wurlitzer. In 1920, electricity replaced candles for lighting, and in 1930 the lanterns now in the church were installed.

In 1929, the Archbishop of New Westminster constituted Christ Church as the Cathedral Church of the Diocese. The church planned to build a bell tower, but in 1943, the city by-laws were changed to restrict church bells."

Diocese of Moosonee (Church of England)

  • REN BRC 8
  • Corporate body
  • 1874-

"The Anglican Diocese of Moosonee is a diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario of the Anglican Church of Canada. It was created in 1874 from part of the Diocese of Rupert's Land, in what is now the Province of Rupert's Land, and transferred in 1912 to the new Province of Ontario. Now headquartered in Timmins, Ontario it was originally headquartered in Moose Factory. Its first bishop was the Right Rev. John Horden."

Renison, Robert John Bristol, [1916-1984]

  • REN BRC 5
  • Person
  • [1916-1984]

Robert John Bristol Renison was the oldest son of the Reverend Robert John Renison and Elizabeth Bristol Renison. He was born in Hamilton, On. in 1916 and died in 1984.

Schofield, Stephen

  • REN BRC 9
  • Person
  • S.D.

Stephen Schofield was a journalist with the Porcupine Advance who moved to London, England to advance his writing career.

Horden, John, 1828-1893

  • REN BRC 10
  • Person
  • 1828-1893

Bishop John Horden was born in 1828 in Exeter England. In 1851 he received a call to be a school master in Moose factory Ontario. in 1872 He was consecrated as Bishop of Moosonee. He died in 1892. Fluent in Cree, he published a prayer book, a hymnal and translations of the Gospel into the Cree Language. He was a mentor to Bishop Renison was the latter was a boy on lake Nipigon Ontario.

Bristol, Everett

  • REN BRC 15
  • Person

Brother of Mrs Elizabeth Bristol Renison

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