Scarboro Missions magazine ceases publication after 99 years:

Since its inaugural publication in November 1919, Scarboro Missions magazine has shared the journey of Scarboro missionaries as they witness to the Gospel overseas and in Canada. The focus of mission changed throughout those years so that it now includes all aspects of human dignity and development, the liberation of peoples, the integrity of creation, and dialogue with people of other faiths.

Through the magazine, the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society has also asked for financial and prayerful support, and invited others, priests and lay people, to join them in service to the Gospel.

The final issue of Scarboro Missions magazine was published in September 2018 and celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Society. An overview of the 99 years of magazine history also appeared in the final issue.

The Scarboro Missions Archives, with the help of the Internet Archive digital library, initiated a project to digitize all Scarboro Missions magazines (formerly called China) beginning with the inaugural issue of November 1919. This online collection provides free public access to the nearly 100-year history of Scarboro Missions as told in the pages of the magazine. This resource also provides a window into the Canadian Church’s prophetic response to the times and to a changing world. Go to:

Throughout its 99 years of publication, the magazine presented a global vision of faith, promoting a dialogue and understanding of the faiths, cultures and struggles of the people among whom Scarboro missioners served. This unique Canadian missionary publication also shared the voices and experience of the Asian, Latin American, African, and Caribbean churches. These stories of encounter, service, transformation, and gratitude will inspire and teach for years to come.

Historical overview — 1918-1999: