RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 78/1
Extent154 ff.
TitleGermany: Anglican visits: Archbishop Fisher
Date24 Apr 1948-14 Jan 1949
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers concerning Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to the British Zone of Germany between 19 Nov-1 Dec 1948, primarily to see personnel of the Control Commission for Germany (CCG), the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and Royal Air Force. Matters discussed include an Oecumenical Service in St Peter's Church, Hamburg to be broadcast by the British Forces Network on 28 Nov 1948; dedication of a new British Church in Hannover on 26 Nov; suggestions concerning an Anglo-German Service in Dusseldorf, 13-25 Oct 1948; visit to the Theological College at Wuppertal; resolution of the threat to transfer students from the Pinneberg Study Centre, 3-7 Dec 1948.

Also contains programmes, seating plans for dinners, sermon notes and transcripts, and briefing papers for Fisher, including material relating to 'The Eisenach Conference of the Evangelical Church in Germany', 19 Jul 1948; 'Confidential Report from the Principal Chaplain, C.C.G' by Rev G.E. Ingle, Sep 1948; the closure of St. Michael's House, 18 Oct 1948; 'The Evangelical Churches in the British Zone', 29 Oct 1948; 'Development and present activities of the "von Bodelschwingh's Institutions" at Bethel near Bielefeld (Germany)'; 'Notes on Berlin for Archbishop of Canterbury'; the Occupational Statute, 27 Sep-8 Nov 1948; 'The Development of Miners' Welfare in 1948', 15 Nov 1948; 'Background notes for Visits to Camps and Welfare Centres on November 22 1948'.

Correspondents include Rev Canon Herbert Waddams; Rev G.P. Druit, Assistant Chaplain-General to the British Army of the Rhine; Rev G.E. Ingle, Principal Chaplain C.C.G. and Rural Dean of Germany; Kenneth Macassey, Religious Affairs Advisor; Sir Walford Selby; Rev John Findlow; Major-General W.H.A. Bishop, Regional Commissioner for North Rhine/Westphalia; H.P. Kingdon; Rev Prebendary Hubert H. Treacher, General Secretary and Head of the Church Army; Bishop Hans Lilje; Landesbischof Dr. Schöffel; Count Charles Zarine; Lieutenant General Sir Charles F. Keightley; Emanuel Shinwell, Secretary of State for War; Rev Frank de Jonge.

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