RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoBell 132
Extent361 ff.
TitleChurch and State: Convocation
Date1936 - 1938
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers concerning the joint meeting of Convocation of Canterbury on church and state. The principal correspondents were members of the committee, Viscount Cecil of Chelwood and Cosmo Gordon Lang, archbishop of Canterbury.

Correspondence and papers including:

The Southwark diocesan gazette, Dec. 1936 (ff.3-12).

Memorandum by Canon Norman Powell Williams on a plenary national council of the Church of England, with comments by the Rev. Edward Craddock Ratcliff, 1937 (ff.176-207, 213-18).

The prayer book and the bishops. A plea for action, by Bishop Bell, circulated before the Bishops' Meeting, 1937 (ff.258-61).

Minutes of the meeting of the joint committees of Convocations of Canterbury and York on authority and relations of church and state, October 1937 (ff.291-2).

Canon N.P. Williams' criticism of the 'Outline of a reunion scheme for the Church of England and the Evangelical Free Churches of England' issued by the Joint Conference of Anglicans and Free Churchmen, 1938 (ff.277-85, 296-300).

Speech by Bishop Bell to Convocation of Canterbury on presenting the committee's report on synodical declaration, January 1938 (ff.324-40).
FindingAidsDraft catalogue record
AdminHistoryBishop Bell was convener of the committee, 1936-8. Other members of the committee included Cyril Forster Garbett, bishop of Winchester, and (1942) archbishop of York, Mervyn George Haigh, bishop of Coventry, and (1942), bishop of Winchester), Canon Edgar William James, Bertram Pollock, bishop of Norwich, and Canon Norman Powell Williams. The committee liaised with its counterpart in the Convocation of York, and met in joint conference. Both committees presented reports on synodical declaration.
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