Objectives of the New England Company

The New England Company was founded in 1649 to propagate the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America. Its work was later extended to the West Indies. After the American War of Independence, its work in North America was restricted to those Native Peoples living in Canada.

The New England Company's mission today remains to further the work of the Church in the West Indies and amongst the Native Peoples of Canada with emphasis on the training for the ministry.

The New England Company is a grant giving charity. Those dioceses in Canada with populations of native peoples and dioceses of the West Indies are invited to apply each year for grants to fund specific projects.

A member of the Court of the New England Company visits Canada and the West Indies at approximately two yearly intervals to encourage applications, to learn of the progress of previously funded work, and to deepen understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the communities in the area.