Included are links for:
- Denominational: Anglican, (American, Australian) Methodist (American), Methodist (New Zealand), Lutheran (American, Canadian), Presbyterian (Canada), United Church of Christ (USA)
- Diakonia: World and Regional Diakonia
- World Council of Churches
Project Canterbury Accessible original documents and papers on Women in the Anglican Communion. Here are some examples of the papers found here:
A Form for the Setting Apart of Deaconesses in the Diocese of New York. New York: no publisher, 1890.
The Deaconesses of the Church in Modern Times. Compiled by Lawson Carter Rich. Reprinted from The Churchman, May 4, 1907.
The Ministry of Deaconesses. Edward L. Parsons. Berkeley, California: no publisher, 1909.
Anglican Deaconess Ministries Includes a history and current information on the order and the education program through Mary Andrew’s College.
Episcopalian (United States)
Home of the Innocents and the Diocese of Kentucky Commemoration of Deaconess Emily Cooper. 1873 Deaconess Cooper was added to Feast Day rooster by the Diocese and a statue erected for her work with children. Her biography is available here. Pictures here.
Ormonde Plater Blog, Through the Dust Ormonde is an Episcopal Deacon and Author of several books on the diaconate. His blog includes profiles and photos of deaconesses.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Archives on line display of Deaconess History and Photographs, with links to Deaconess Profiles
Deaconesses and Their Work Biblical, Early Church, European and American, Lucy Rider Meyer, The Deaconess Advocate, Chicago, 1897.
Horatio Macrae, Alice Maxwell, Deaconess Church of Scotland, 1919. Through the story of Alice Maxwell the Development of the Church of Scotland Deaconess movement is revealed. The work includes extensive citing of original sources.
United Church of Christ (USA)
Diakonia Asia Pacific (DAP)
World Council of Churches
No author attributed. “The Life and Work of Women in the Church”, Ecumenical Review, 5 No. 2, January 1953, pg 159-166.
World Council of Churches Commission on Life and Work of Women in the Church and Meeting of the Commission Life and Work of Women in the Church, Oxford, 1952.