RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoBell 133
Extent285 ff.
TitleChurch and State: Convocation
Date1937 - 1939
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, 1938 (ff.1-74).

Memorandum by Sir Lewis Dibdin on lawful authority prepared for the Archbishops' Commission on Church and State in 1933 (printed) (ff.75-80).

Minutes, circulated papers, and drafts of the Committee's report, 1937-9 (ff.81-211). Including notes by Canon Norman Powell Williams on the style and contents of the synodical declaration (printed) (ff.125-8); draft minutes of the joints committees of the Convocations of Canterbury and York on church and state, 1937 (printed) (ff.138-9); interim report of the joint committee on the interim proposals contained in the report of the Archbishops' Commission on the relations between Church and State, 1935, 1937 (printed) (ff.140-207).

Memorandum by Canon N.P. Williams on the appointment of bishops, 1938 (ff.212-20).

Report of the joint committee of the Convocation of York on authority and church and state, Dec. 1937 (printed) (ff.245-54).

Second report of the committee, May 1938 (draft and printed) (ff.256-277)

Third report of the committee, December 1938 (ff.283-4).
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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