The collection comprises papers of the CPAS as well as papers of a number of Auxiliaries and other societies carrying out related activities:
Church Pastoral Aid Society: minute books, registers of legacies, 1849-1946 and grants, 1836-1953; accounts, 1934-1936; minutes of General Committee and Sub-Committee/Executive Committee, 1840-1949; minutes of other committees, 1889-1936; press cuttings, 1884-1962; notebooks, 1836-1974; correspondence, 1886-1936; miscellanea, 1923-1961; printed material, 1836-1982.
Church Pastoral Aid Society Auxiliaries: (or local associations of the CPAS) mainly minutes and accounts, 1836-1976 of Bradford, Eastbourne, Newcastle and Durham, and York auxiliaries.
Church Pastoral Aid Trust: a body established to acquire and hold property on behalf of the CPAS, minutes, 1894-1937; particulars of property and other assets, 1929-1935.
Church of England Scripture Readers' Association: Minutes, 1872-1884.
Clerical Education Aid Fund: Minutes, 1845-1876; printed material, 1845-1875.
London Clerical Education Society: Accounts, 1871-1877
London Clerical Education Aid Society: Accounts, 1893-1939; stocks and securities, 1915; minutes, 1876-1985; correspondence, 1916-1939; printed materials including reports, 1878-1915, miscellanea, 1876.
Society for the Relief of Poor Pious Clergymen: Stocks and securities, 1811-1820; accounts, other financial documents, 1963-1966; minutes, 1849-1884; printed material, 1949-1958,
Liverpool Junior Clergy Bible and Prayer Union: Correspondence, 1981; printed miscellanea, 1891.
Churches' Committee on Gambling: Printed miscellanea, c.1950