RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoBell 148
Extent427 ff.
Date1931 - 1934
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers on the Joint Committee of the Convocation of Canterbury appointed to consider resolution 11 of the 1930 Lambeth Conference on the practice of the Church in the province of Canterbury and to confer with any similar committee appointed by the Convocation of York. The Committee's report 'The Church and marriage' (no. 599) was published in late 1934, but not debated in Convocation until the following year. The committee was chaired by St. Clair George Alfred Donaldson, bishop of Salisbury. Bishop Bell was chairman of one of the three sub-committees on questions of divorce, nullity, re-marriage of innocent person, admission to Communion. Correspondents include Ernest William Barnes, bishop of Birmingham, Henry Leighton Goudge, canon of Christ Church, Oxford, Kenneth Escott Kirk, bishop of Oxford (1936), Bertram Pollock, bishop of Norwich, Oliver Chase Quick, regius professor of divinity, Cambridge (1939), Will Spens, master of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and vice-chancellor, and Harry Bevir Vaisey, K.C. Includes draft report and resolutions, and the following:

Report of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Joint Commission on marriage and divorce, 1931 with draft and revised canon 43 on the solemnisation of holy matrimony, 1931 (printed) (ff.1-17, 49-67).

Church law of the Orthodox church on marriage and divorce, provided by Germanos Strenopoulos, archbishop of Thyateira, 1931 (ff.27-30).

Canon law of the Roman Catholic Church on marriage, 1931 (ff.33-43).

Memorandum on marriage and divorce published by the Marriage Law Reform League, and submitted to the two Convocation Committees in 1932 (ff.137-42).

Regulations governing marriage in France, 1932 (ff.181-93).
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