RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 70/2
Extent58 ff.
TitleGermany: Contacts: Bishops of Berlin-Brandenburg: Dr Kurt Scharf
Date7 Apr 1961-14 Dec 1981
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers concerning and from Dr Kurt Scharf. Notable correspondents include Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury (ff. 1, 26, 33, 38, 50); Rev John Satterthwaite (ff. 3-5, 7, 27); Dr F. Schlingensiepen (ff. 9); Donald Coggan, Archbishop of York (ff. 28); Venerable Archdeacon J.R. Youens, Chaplain-General, Ministry of Defence (ff. 37); Geoffrey Tiarks, Bishop of Maidstone (ff. 43); Bishop Dr Martin Kruse (ff. 57); Rev Michael Moore (ff. 58).

Includes an invitation and arrangements for Scharf to attend Ramsey's enthronement, 7 Apr-29 Jul 1961 (ff. 1-9); file concerning a letter from Protestant Churchmen in France, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Germany denying accusations against Scharf, 29 Sep 1961 (ff. 10-11); flyer and memorandum relating to Scharf's address at a meeting of the German-British Christian Fellowship, 5 Jun 1962 (ff. 12-13); Scharf's letter on being entertained by the Bishop of Croydon and visiting Coventry, 20 Jun 1962 (ff. 14); press release about Scharf becoming Chairman of the German Evangelical Church, 17 Oct 1962 (ff. 15-16); Scharf's Christmas letters to Ramsey, 20 Dec 1962-20 Dec 1965 (ff. 17-20); file note by Rev David Tustin suggesting thet Scharf was not the most suitable successor to Dr Otto Dibelius, 16 Feb 1966 (ff. 21); German Press Service Dispatch and correspondence concerning Regional Synod discussions and the intention to elect Scharf as Bishop of Berlin-Bradenburg, 13-16 Feb 1966 (ff. 22-25); correspondence congratulating Scharf and discussing arrangements for the enthronement, with the Rev James Kelly going to represent both the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, 16 Feb- 26 Apr 1966 (ff. 26-35); Christmas letter from Scharf, 12 Dec 1967 (ff. 36); correspondence concerning a reported conversation with Scharf concerning the United Bible Society's financial loses due to a devalued pound, the Church of England membership of the European Conference of Churches, South Koreans being deported from Germany and the situation in Biafra, 10 Jun 1968-10 Apr 1969 (ff. 37-38); new year and Christmas letters from Scharf, Jan-28 Dec 1970 (ff. 39-41); correspondence concerning the trial of the Dean of Johannesburg, the very Rev Ffrench-Beytagh, the Conference of European Churches and Northern Ireland, 19 Oct-3 Nov 1971 (ff. 42-44); report on the visit of Rev Michael Moore to Berlin and Warsaw, Dec 1973 (ff. 45-49); note of the award of the Cross of the Order of St Augustine of Canterbury to Scharf by Ramsey, 29 May 1974 (ff. 50); Scharf's correspondence with Coggan concerning his forthcoming installation as Archbishop of Canterbury, and Ramsey concerning his retirement, 6 Jan-12 Feb 1975 (ff. 51-53); correspondence from Scharf concerning his retirement from the role of Bishop, 23 Mar 1977 (ff. 54-56); correspondence concerning Bishop Dr Martin Kruse's request for a contribution to Scharf's 80th birthday Festschrift from Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, 14 Dec 1981 (ff. 57-58).
LanguageEnglish and German

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GB/109/12305Scharf; Kurt (1902-1990); Bishop of Berlin-Brandenburg1902-1990
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GB/109/11262Youens; John Ross (1914-1993); Chaplain-General to the Forces1914-1993
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