RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoBM
Extent15 files
TitleBishops' Meetings
DescriptionMinute books of the Bishops' Meetings, a gathering of diocesan and suffragan bishops in England and Wales, chaired by the archbishop of Canterbury, and held biannually.
Until 1883 the Archbishop made only rough notes of the discussions and resolutions, but from May 1883 the Archbishop's chaplain kept formal minutes of the proceedings. The minute books also include the agenda, papers circulated to the Bishops (from BM 14 appended at the end of the volumes), and reports presented at the meetings.
AccessConditionsFifty year closure period (see Library records LR/14/17; cf also Coggan 6, ff.12-24) reduced with the permission of the House of Bishops in 2011 to 30 years.
CopyrightCopyright of official papers of Archbishops W.Temple, Fisher, Ramsey and Coggan is owned by Lambeth Palace Library.
FindingAidsCatalogue records for files based on typescript list of volumes. BM 9 comprises an index of subjects discussed May 1883-February 1929. Additional catalogue records are based on subjects listed in the agendas within each volume.
AdminHistoryBishops Meetings were held biannually at Lambeth Palace from 1871. The meetings were chaired by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and included diocesan and suffragan bishops in England and Wales.
CustodialHistoryMaintained by the Archbishops' chaplains
AcquisitionGiven to Lambeth Palace Library
CopiesCopying restriction removed 2011. Copying allowed under usual Library procedures.
RelatedMaterialThese form part of the archives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, which also comprise: Archbishops' papers (AP), Cartae Antiquae et Miscellaneae (Lambeth Charters) (CM), Convocation records (Conv), Court of Arches records (Arches), Faculty Office records (F), Lambeth Conference papers (LC), Temporalities records (ED and T), and Vicar General records (V). They relate in particular to Archbishops' papers.

In the modern period administration of Bishops' Meetings transferred from Lambeth Palace to Church House as ancillary to the business of the House of Bishops. Those records are held at the Church of England Record Centre.
PublnNoteGrass, Tim, The Lord's work (Eugene, 2017) [Lambeth Palace Library H6565.G7]

Hughes, Michael, 'Archbishop Randall Davidson' (Abingdon, 2018) [Lambeth Palace Library H5198.D2H8]

Roger L. Brown, 'Reviving the Laity: Archbishop Benson's mission in Wales' (Welshpool, 1994) [H5103.B7]

Timothy Willem Jones, 'Sexual politics in the Church of England' (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013) [Lambeth Palace Library D115.S3J5]

John G. Maiden, 'National Religion and the Prayer Book Controversy, 1927-1928' [Lambeth Palace Library H5145.A7M2]

Robert Reiss, 'The testing of vocation' (London: Church House, 2013) (and preceding PhD with the same title, 2012) [Lambeth Palace Library H5041.R3]

'National Prayers: Special Worship since the Reformation', volume III: 'Worship for National and Royal Occasions in the United Kingdom, 1871-2016', ed. Philip Williamson, Stephen Taylor, Alasdair Raffe and Natalie Mears (Church of England Record Society, 2020) [Lambeth Palace Library H5691.W2 H5051.C4 [R] ]

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