Issue 1 – January 1906
P.1-2 – “Protestantism in Politics”, editorial.
P.4-5 – “The Legislation of Mass Vestments”
P.6 – Following some months of evangelical work in Dorchester a new Mission Hall erected by the Church Association was opened on December 12th 1905 by Lord Kinnaird. The hall, with accommodation for 350, cost £400 exclusive of furniture.
P.7-8 – “Protestant Churchmen in South Africa”, correspondence from Johannesberg.
A loose insert in this volume gives notice that ‘With the number for January, 1906, The Churchman, which for more then a quarter of a century has rendered an invaluable service in behalf of the great principles of Scriptural Truth and National Righteousness which Churchmen are most concerned to maintain and defend, will commence an entirely New Series. The policy of the magazine will remain unaltered, and the general lines upon which in the past it has been conducted will be followed substantially in the new series.
For many years The Churchman, in behalf of Evangelical truth and sound Churchmanship, has defended sobriety of method in Biblical criticism; it has reaffirmed the doctrinal soundness, as well as the historical security, of the Evangelical position; it has supported the cause of reform within the Church; it has furnished an arena for the discussion of parochial problems; it has endeavoured also to aid the inner life of its readers. All this will be continued.’
(The first issue of The Churchman was published in October 1879.)
Issue 2 - February 1906
P.17-19 – “A Representative Church Council”, editorial.
P.21-22 – “Midnight Masses”. An account of Midnight Mass at St Michael and All Angels, North Kensington.
P.22-24 – “Home Rule – Rome Rule”. Correspondence on the situation in Ireland.
P.24-26 – “Our Protestant Vans”, reports.
Issue 3 – March 1906
P.33-34 – “The Lesson of the Election”, editorial.
P.36-43 – “The Church Association and the General Election”. Notes of a meeting of the Council and its associated society the National Protestant League to receive reports on their societies’ work through the General Election.
P.43-46 – “The Shirebrook Faculty Case”
Issue 4 – April 1906
P.49-50 – “The Failure of the Bishops”, editorial.
P.53-54 – “Secret History of the Intrigues Connected with the Pope’s Bull ‘Apostilicæ Curæ’”. ‘The Church of England has been deeply humiliated and betrayed by the bishops who, on their own private initiative, have assumed to misrepresent her teaching in order to curry favour with the Pope.’
P,54-56 – “The Revival of Monkery”
P.56-59 – “The Spring Conference”, proceedings of the meetings in Wolverhampton.
Issue 5 – May 1906
P.65-66 – “Denominationalism”, editorial.
P.69 – “Impressions of a Van Colporteur”
P.70-74 – “Our Protestant Vans”, reports.
Issue 6 – June 1906
P.81-82 – “Christian Unity”, editorial.
P.84-85 – “Mothers’ Meetings and Mariolatry”
P.85-86 – “St George for England”. ‘A consideration of the manner in which St George’s Day was celebrated this year, at the Church of St James, Hampstead Road (nominally in connection with the Establishment) will convince any level-headed person that a new St George is much needed to slay the old dragon of Roman Catholicism, which is preying on the very vitals of the National Church.’
P.87-88 – “Roman Catholics and the Press”
P.88-94 – “The 41st Anniversary”. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting held in the Exeter Hall.
Issue 7 – July 1906
P.97-98 – “The Claim of the Bishops to Over-Ride the Law”, editorial.
P.99 – “The Vestments Protest”. The protest, signed by 118,624 lay members of the Church of England (including 31 peers and 34 Members of Parliament), has been forwarded to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
P.100 – “Dusseldorf” – ‘A memorial to the three martyr-Bishops, Cranmer, Ridley and Latimer, in the shape of a large and beautiful window has been placed in the window of the English Church, Dusseldorf.’
P.101-102 – “The Roman Feast of Corpus Christi, as Observed in the Diocese of London”
P.102-103 – “’Definite Church Teaching,’ or the Backwash of the Lancashire Protest”
P.105-106 – “The Church of the Province of South Africa”
P.107-107 – “The Independence of Colonial Churches”
P.108-109 – “Should ‘Spiritual Persons’ Have Their Accounts Audited?”
Issue 8 – August 1906
P.113-116 – “The Report of the Royal Commission”, editorial.
P.117- “The Report of the Ecclesiastical Discipline Commission”
P.118-121 – “The Bishop’s ‘Bubble’ or Discipline by ‘Compromise’”
P.121-123 – “Interesting Points in the Commissioners’ Report”
P.123-127 – “Our Protestant Vans”, reports.
Issue 9 – September 1906
P.129-131 – “Minutes of Evidence”, editorial. ‘Under the above title the late Royal Commission have issued four closely printed volumes, which contain abundant material for investigation. Perhaps the most painfully interesting portions are those in which the Bishops themselves put forward their excuses for inaction, and avow their sympathy with the law breakers.’
P.131-133 – “The Bishop’s ‘Bubble’ or Discipline by ‘Compromise’ ”, continued from P.121.
P.133-134 – “ ‘The Nineteenth Century’ on the Report on Ecclesiastical Discipline”
P.134-135 – “Interesting Points in the Commissioners’ Report”
P.135-139 – “The Ecclesiastical Disorders Bill”
Issue 10 – October 1906
P.145-147 – “Principles Underlying the Ritual Controversy”, editorial. ‘A study of the “Evidence” published by the Royal Commission brings out some valuable lessons.’
P.148-150 – “ ‘New Light’ on Elizabethan Ritual”
P.150-152 – “The Royal Commission and After”
P.152-156 – “Another Indictment of the Bishops”. Article by Walter Walsh, author of ‘The Secret History of the Oxford Movement’.
P.156-158 – “’Reservation’ and Mental Reservation, or the Net Result of a Bishop’s Attempt to Regulate Illegality”
Issue 11 - November 1906
P.161-163 – “Lord Halifax on the Royal Commission”, editorial.
P.164-166 – “A New Disorder in the Church – The Anglican and Eastern Orthodox Churches Union”. ‘Simultaneously with the appearance of the Report of the Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Discipline, there came into existence a new Ritualistic society, the composition of which is full of significance as the present crisis in our National Church.’
P.166-167 – “The Small Attendance at Ritualistic Churches”. A list of some seventy churches showing very small attendances at worship.
P.168-169 – “The Bishop of Carlisle on the Present Position of the Church”. ‘The hour, I believe, has now struck for reckoning up the losses of the Oxford Movement not less carefully than its gains, for winnowing the chaff from the wheat, that the fields of the present may be sown with better seed for the harvests of the future.’
P.169-172 – “Our Protestant Vans”, reports.
Issue 12 – December 1906
P.177-178 – “The ‘Counter-Reformation’ Movement”, editorial.
P.180-182 – “The Bishop of Hereford on the Royal Commission”
P.182-184 – “The Method of St Sulpice”. Comment on the introduction by the Society of the Catechism into Protestant Sunday Schools.
P.184-190 – “The Autumn Conference”. Proceedings of the meetings held in Ipswich.
The Annual Report for 1906 presents the title of the Association as:- “The Church Association into which have been incorporated The National Protestant League, The Church of England Working Men’s Protestant Union, and The Luther Memorial Home and to which have been affiliated The Protestant Defence Association of Ireland, The Church Association of Ireland, The Layman’s League, and The Manchester Protestant League.”
This report carries the notice of the formation of the ‘Northern Council’ of the Church Association ‘Formed for the purpose of promoting Protestant interests in the North of England’. This was based in Manchester with eight officers and thirty-one members forming the Council. This is in addition to the Manchester Protestant League, which is affiliated to the Association. Both are housed at the same address.
Also, details are given of the ‘Rules’ for the ‘Luther Memorial Home for Protestant Gentlewomen in Reduced Circumstances’ at 120 Ledbury Road, Bayswater. This home was inaugurated in 1883 and handed over to the Association in 1896.