WILLIAMS, Cyril E.H.




Author Tags: Local History, Religion

Co-written with Pixie McGeachie, Cyril Willliams' Archdeacon on Horseback (Merritt: Sonotek, 1991 $9.95) is the story of Richard Small, an Anglican minister who developed Indian Missions in the southwestern British Columbia Interior. He spent most of his life between May, 1884 and his death in May, 1909 in Yale, Lytton, Lillooet and the Nicola Valley. His biography recalls the founding of All Hallow's School at Yale; St. Bartholomew's Hospital in Lytton and St. George's Indian Residential School near Lytton. ISBN 0-929069-05-6.

Cyril Williams was ordained as a deacon of the Anglican Church on May 3, 1942 at St. John's Church, North Vancouver. He was posted to Mayo, Yukon. After two years he came to Merritt, B.C. where he ministered for four-and-a-half years before coming to Lytton. A stained glass window in the Indian Church of St. Mary and St. Paul, depicting Archdeacon Small on horseback, led him to research his book. From June 1960 until his death in 1979 he was the archivist in the Anglican Church Archives, Vancouver School of Theology, UBC.

[BCBW 2003] "Local History" "Religion" "Missionaries"