We are a grant-giving Christian charity that supports the Church’s efforts in the West Indies and among indigenous communities in Canada with funding for ministry training and relevant projects.

Who we are

Our name reflects our heritage, although we no longer work in New England. The New England Company was founded in 1649 to propagate the gospel in and around America’s New England region, sending missionaries and teachers to New England, Virginia and New York. We’re the oldest missionary society active in Britain today.

“The New England Company’s support has transformed lives in the Diocese of Athabasca.”

The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada

Our work

The New England Company’s mission is to propagate the Gospel to the indigenous peoples in Canada and in the West Indies.

The type of projects we fund include:

Scholarships or assistance with fees for training clergy and lay workers

Church-sponsored social work

Helping to provide ordained ministry with IT and travel costs

Priorities suggested by the Primate

Providing financial support to church building maintenance and repairs


We fund projects that meet specific criteria. Allocation of grants is overseen by the Trustees (the “Court”).
We have recently supported:

The Vancouver School of Theology’s summer school

Training for clergy in Guyana

Training Inuit deacons for the Arctic

Work to tackle serious social problems in the isolated communities of Canada, by supporting an Indigenous Parish in the Diocese of Athabasca

Codrington College, Barbados, to offer distance learning for ordinands and lay people

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