Issue 1 – January 1905
P.1-3 – “The Ecclesiastical Discipline Commission and the Bishops”, editorial. ‘How to protect the Church of England from its bishops is a question which calls for suggestions from any Commission on Ritual Disorders, but the composition of the present body gives little hope of any improvement in that direction.’
P.5-7 – “Mr Athelstan Riley on the Royal Commission”
P.8-11 – “Ritualism in South Africa” and “Ritualism in the Colonies”.
P.16 – Appeal for funds for £800 in arrear.
Issue 2 - February 1905
P.17-19 – “Lawlessness on the Bench”, editorial.
P.20-22 – “The Church in Natal”
P.22 – “Confirmation According to the Church of England”. ‘Confirmation has become a real terror to many Christian parents. They dread subjecting their children to the private solicitations of priests who regard auricular confession as the foremost duty to be impressed upon the young, . . .’
P.23-26 – “Our Protestant Vans”, reports.
Issue 3 – March 1905
P.33-34 & 35-37 – “The ‘Six Centuries’ Again”, editorial.
P.37-40 – “Worship of the Bambino – The ‘Church’ on the Stage”, comments on the ‘crib’ found in many London churches.
P.41-44 – “How Romanism is being Propagated in the Church of England”. ‘Our organising Secretary, Rev E G Bowring MA has with great industry examined nearly 100 devotional publications and some 130 Parish Magazines in order to see the extent to which the Romish infection has spread within the Established Church.’
Issue 4 – April 1905
P.49-51 – “Lord Hugh Cecil’s ‘Church Organisation and Discipline Bill’”, editorial. ‘Considering that the whole of the present bishops, with not more than half a dozen exceptions, have been nominated by the Cecil family, it is not to be wondered at that their members of that family should desire to see all church matters left in the hands of their nominees.’
P.52-53 – “Ritualism in London”, an account of proceedings in St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens and St Martin’s, North Kensington.
P.54-55 – “The Coming General Election”. ‘As the general election is now in all probability near at hand, it will be useful to review the political situation from the Protestant point of view. The present crisis in the Church became acute about six years ago, and has remained acute ever since. The Church was suffering from a bad attack of lawlessness, and the people were getting uneasy about her condition.’
P.55-60 – “The Spring Conference”, proceedings of the meetings in Leeds.
Issue 5 – May 1905
P.65-68 – “The Brighton Election”, editorial. Comment on the by-election which returned a Protestant in spite of government preference.
P.69-70 – “Ritualism in London”, an account of proceedings in St Hugh’s, Southwark.
P.70-72 – “How Romanism is being Propagated in the Church of England, II”, continued from P.44.
P.73-75 – “We Have an Altar – What Does it Mean?”
P.75-77 – “Our Protestant Vans”, updated reports.
Issue 6 – June 1905
P.81-84 – “Bp Gore on Evening Communions”, editorial.
P.86-87 – “‘Religious’ Education in America”
P.87-92 – “The 40th Anniversary”, proceedings of the meeting held in Exeter Hall.
Issue 7 – July 1905
P.97-99 – “The Bishop of Exeter’s Visitation”, editorial.
P.100-101 – “Protestant Parliamentary Progress”.
P.102-103 – “The South African Church in its Relation to the Church of England”. ‘To the uninformed reader the position in South Africa to-day of two distinct bodies of Churchmen both claiming allegiance to the Church of England is a puzzle which is not easily solved.’
P.103-107 – “The Trial of Queen Elizabeth”. ‘It is probable that many of our readers never heard of this judicial proceeding, which had for its ostensible object to decide whether the Queen of England should be deposed as a heretic, and her kingdom be handed over to the “Catholic” (i.e. Roman Catholic) Sovereigns, who would execute the sentence of the supreme pontiff.’
P.107-109 – “How Romanism is being Propagated in the Church of England, III”, continued from P.72.
Issue 8 – August 1905
P.113-114 – “Lord Halifax’s “Will o’ the Wisp””, editorial.
P.116-118 – “Altar Lights”. ‘Some fresh perplexity has been introduced into the question of the lawfulness in the Church of England of this Roman Catholic ‘ceremony’.’
P.118-121 – “The Trial of Queen Elizabeth”, continued from P.107.
P.121-123 – “The Duty of Protestant Electors.”
P.123-124 – “Evasive Answers by Parliamentary Candidates.”
P.124-126 – “Our Protestant Vans”, reports.
Issue 9 – September 1905
(Pages 129-132 were removed from the record and sent to Archdeacon Hammond in Australia, 20/09/49.)
P.133-134 – “The Importance of Maintaining the Parliamentary Movement.”
P.134-136 – “The Trial of Queen Elizabeth”, continued from P.121.
P.136-137 – “The Church Organisation and Discipline Bill”
P.140-142 – “Our Protestant Vans”, reports.
Issue 10 – October 1905
P.145-147 – “The Vestments Question”, editorial.
P.149-150 – “Protestant Parliamentary Work”
P.150-156 – “Were Mass Vestments Worn Under the Reformation Settlement as Embodied in the Act of Uniformity of 1559 (1 Eliz. C.2.)”
P.156-158 – “The Trial of Queen Elizabeth”, continued from P.136.
Issue 11 - November 1905
P.161-163 – “The ‘Times’ Correspondence on Eucharistic Vestments”, editorial.
P.165-166 – “The Law as to Cope-Wearing”.
P.166-167 – “The Ritualists and the Royal Commission”
P.167-168 – “The First Six Centuries”. ‘Christians living in the twentieth century enjoy, through no merit of their own, many advantages which were denied to the men who lived in “the first six centuries”.’ (Previous reference P.33)
P.168-170 – “Our Protestant Vans”, reports. (It may be of interest to know that there were eleven vans, bearing the names:- Francis Goode, Shaftsbury, William Goode, Luther, Bishop Hooper, Oxford Martyrs, Anne Askew, Rowland Taylor, John Wycliffe, John Philpot and Garland. These were located throughout England, with a vacancy for one to serve Newcastle, Durham and Carlisle.)
Issue 12 – December 1905
P.177-179 – “The Bishop of London’s Attack on the Prayer Book”, editorial.
P.181-183 – “The Rev G Marshall on the Secret Meetings of the Bishops and the Royal Commission”
P.185-190 – “The Autumn Conference”, proceedings of the meetings in Hastings.
The Annual report for 1905 (P.100) contains further details of the Church Association Trust, formed in 1903. “The Council of the Association has long had under consideration the question of forming a Trust, partly for the purpose of the proper management of certain Trust Property which had been placed in their hands, and partly because there was a felt want for a Trust of distinctly Protestant character in which owners of advowsons and others might with confidence place their property for administration. The Church Association has now stood the test of forty years, and with every year it gains more and more the confidence of its supporters, as it has not swerved an iota from the distinctly Protestant basis upon which it was originally founded.
“Under these circumstances an Incorporated Trust has been formed. The date of the Somerset House Certificate being the 4th of December 1903.” (Next is given seven names of the first Directors, all being members of the Council of the Church Association.)
“The Directors of the Trust are now in a position to receive gifts of advowsons and other property, to be held in the interest of the Protestantism of our Church and Country, and patrons and owners of such property who are seeking a Trust founded on distinctly Protestant principles cannot do better than carefully enquire into this one.
“The objects for which the Trust is established are:- To act as Trustee, either alone or jointly with any person or persons, for or under the direction of the Council, or other Governing Body for the time being, on the unincorporated Society or Association known as “The Church Association” . . . and for that purpose to taker over and hold and, under such direction as aforesaid, manage, sell, lease, and otherwise dispose of all or any of the lands, buildings, investments, and property whatsoever real and personal, moveable or immoveable in any part of the world belonging to the Association, which can legally be invested in the Trust. . . .”
The same report lists some 146 local Branches and 137 Lodges of supporters of the Church Association.