Society Religion and Spirituality Christianity Denominations Methodist British Methodist Episcopal
In 1856 the Canadian wing of the African Methodist Episcopal Conference changed the name of their denomination from "African" to "British" in order to give their places of worship a greater Canadian identity. The new name also protected the congregations from fear of being recaptured by American slave owners or their bounty hunters.
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From Slavery to a Bishopric, or, The Life of Bishop Walter Hawkins of the British Methodist Episcopal Church Canada
Full text online of this 1891 biography. Includes a portrait of the bishop.
S.R. Drake Memorial Church
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