RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCoggan 48, ff.188-231
TitleBlasphemy Trial
Date10 Dec 1976-8 Sep 1977
DescriptionPapers relating to the private prosecution brought by Mary Whitehouse against Gay News Ltd and Denis Lemon, including correspondence with solicitors acting for Mrs Whitehouse requesting that Archbishop Coggan give evidence in the case, and a copy of the indictment (ff.192-7), papers relating to an editorial in 'The Sun' and the recommended response to it, including a statement by Giles Ecclestone of the Board for Social Responsibility (ff.199-200) and correspondence with Derek Pattinson, Secretary-General of the General Synod and David Carey, correspondence between Coggan and Whitehouse and Dame Helen Gardner on his refusal to give evidence in the case, a letter from Rt Revd John Tinsley regarding the chairmanship of the Committee of Enquiry into obscenity (f.216), and further correspondence between Archbishop Coggan and Giles Ecclestone, Revd Eddy Stride and members of the public regarding the case.

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