RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoFP Jackson 55
Extent456ff.
TitleOther Churches; the diocese of London; the Lay Helpers' Association
Date1869-1887
Descriptionff.1-17 Letters and papers on the Scottish Episcopal Church: particularly a chapel at Dunoon and adherence to the canons of the Scottish Episcopal Church at the consecration of Cumbrae Cathedral, 1876; on episcopal jurisdiction over churches in Glasgow, 1883. Correspondents include the Primus of Scotland and the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. Includes "The English Episcopal Congregations in Scotland: their legal status and ecclesiastical position" [1876].
ff.18-19 Letter from William Booth on his purchase of The Eagle Tavern, with the Grecian Theatre, ballroom & dancing rooms; 1882.
ff.20-24 Letters from and on a Nestorian bishop; 1882. Correspondents include the Rev. R.T. Davidson.
ff.25-32 Correspondence on Syrian christians: fund for education and patriarch; 1881.
ff.33-64 Correspondence and papers relating to the Diocese of London generally: meetings of Rural Deans, including subjects to be discussed and some minutes of meetings, 1869-1877; from Enfield deanery on the proposed Education Bill, 1870; on Peters charity [for annuities to poor married clergymen], 1870; on the diocesan surveyor, 1871; a national survey of churches built or restored at a cost exceeding £500, 1874; on the Bishop of London's Fund, 1874; on religious education, 1875; contested faculties and ecclesiastical courts, 1877; copy conveyance of Bishop's Avenue, Fulham, to the Fulham Board of Works, 1884; episcopal assistance from Bishops Claughton and Bromby, 1884. Writers include Archdeacons Sinclair and Claughton, and T.H. Tristram.
ff.65-68 Letters on the Church Estates Commissioners; 1878.
ff.69-76 Letters from the Bishops of Lichfield and Salisbury with papers on the Convocation manual of family prayers; 1880.
ff.77-81 Letter from the Bishop of Rochester on Queen Anne's Bounty and the income of the sees of Rochester and St Alban's; 1883.
ff.82-456 Correspondence and papers on the Diocesan Lay Helper's Association and Church of England Scripture Readers' Association; 1869-1887. Chiefly concerning licensing of lay helpers to parishes, discipline of lay helpers, stipends and work. Includes notes by Bishop Temple.
Parishes covered include All Souls Marylebone, St Jude Kensal Green, St Mary Stoke Newington, St Mary Rotherhithe, St Agatha Shoreditch, St Benet Stepney (including printed report for 1874, ff.190-203), London Fever Hospital, All Saints Margaret Street, St John Bethnal Green, St Saviour Paddington, St Augustine Kilburn, St Agnes' Orphanage for Middle Class Girls, Christ Church Woburn Square, St Mary Soho, St John Whitechapel, St Mark Whitechapel, St John Clerkenwell, St Mary Boltons, St Saviour Bethnal Green, St Thomas Bethnal Green, St James Moor Park, St John Brownswood Park, St Jude Kensal Green, St Thomas Portman Square, St Matthew Upper Clapton, Orphanage of the Infant Saviour, St Luke West Holloway, All Saints Notting Hill, St John Notting Hill

Correspondents include the Rev. E.H. Fisher, the Rev. W.D. Maclagan, Dean Church, G.A. Spottiswoode, the Rev. F.C. Wills, the Bishop of Winchester, Lord Aberdeen, the Rev. W.M. Sinclair, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Canon Liddon, the Bishop of Rupertsland, the Secretary of the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society, the Rev. R.B. Girdlestone, the Provost of Worcester College, the Rev. T.P. Boultbee, the Suffragan Bishop of Bedford, the Bishop of Bangor, the Superintendent of St Agnes' Orphanage for Middle Class Girls, the Earl of Shaftesbury, the Bishop of Newcastle, the Suffragan Bishop of Colchester, the Rev. J.J.G. Nash, the Rev. R.T. Davidson, the Rev. S. Buss, the Archbishop of Dublin, and the Bishop of Ripon.

Also covers report of a committee to alter the consistution of the LHA (ff.109-110); minutes of the Association 1869 (ff.111-113); publication of the LHA list of members; the Church Congress at Leeds, 1872 (ff.139-149); membership and work of the Christian Evidence Society 1873 (ff.164-167); minutes of the Vacation sub-committee 1874 (ff.172-177); examinations for certificates, and the possibility of Lay Helpers undertaking theological study at a University (especially Cambridge); the Gibraltar Cathedral Church Association of Lay-Helpers (ff.315-316); lectures at the Victoria Institute (ff.338-341); day of meditation and prayer; other dioceses reviving or establishing similar Associations; a mission address by Archdeacon Watkins on the work of laymen, 1884 (ff.394-409), with notes of a discussion on addresses by Canon Mason and Archdeacon Watkins to the LHA, 1884 (ff.410-424); paper on work of the Ladies' Diocesan Association 1884 (f.427); the use of Gregorian music 1887 (ff.444-449); conferences of rural deans.
AppraisalLay Helpers Association material sampled by year (one file per year) and by type of correspondence (discipline and doctrine cases retained). Material weeded to c.630 folios (was originally 2 archive boxes; approx. 50 readers per year of the episcopate on average). Names of those licensed as Lay Readers can be found in the "London Diocesan Book".

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CodeNameDates
NA1595Scottish Episcopal Church
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943Mackarness; George Richard (1823-1883); Bishop of Argyll and the Isles1823-1883
NA2092Booth; William (1829-1912); Founder of the Salvation Army1829-1912
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NA2093Malabar Church
137Diocese of London
NA2095Diocese of London; Archdeaconry of Middlesex: Rural Deanery of Enfield
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1021Claughton; Piers Calverley (1814-1884); Bishop of Colombo1814-1884
NA1513Bishop of London's Fund; 1863-19181863-1918
901Tristram; Thomas Hutchinson (1825-1912); ecclesiastical lawyer1825-1912
NA2097Ecclesiastical Commissioners; 1836-19481836-1948
916Bromby; Charles Henry (1814-1907); Bishop of Tasmania1814-1907
79Maclagan; William Dalrymple (1826-1910); Archbishop of York1826-1910
449Moberly; George (1803-1885); Bishop of Salisbury1803-1885
NA1602Province of Canterbury; Convocation
93Thorold; Anthony Wilson (1825-1895); Bishop of Winchester1825-1895
NA1475Queen Anne's Bounty; 1704-19481704-1948
NA2098Diocese of Rochester
NA2099Church of England Scripture Readers' Association; 1844-1844-
NA2100Diocese of London; Diocesan Lay Helpers' Association
NA1541St Marylebone, Middlesex; All Souls; 1825-1952; ecclesiastical parish1825-1952
NA2101Kensal Green, Middlesex; St Jude; 1879-1952; ecclesiastical parish1879-1952
NA1218Fisher; Edmund Henry (?1834-1879); Archdeacon of Southwark?1834-1879
935Stoke Newington, Middlesex; St Mary; ancient parish
970Church; Richard William (1815-1890); Dean of St Paul's; Historian1815-1890
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NA2104Rotherhithe, Surrey; St Mary; ancient parish
NA1912Shoreditch, Middlesex; St Agatha; 1872-1915; ecclesiastical parish1872-1915
NA1911Wills; Freeman Crofts (-1913); Vicar of St Agatha, Shoreditch, Middlesex-1913
94Browne; Edward Harold (1811-1891); Bishop of Winchester1811-1891
1130Christian Evidence Society; 1870-1870-
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NA2106Machray; Robert (1831-1904); Archbishop of Rupert's Land1831-1904
NA2107Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society
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877Boultbee; Thomas Pownall (1814-1884); Principal of the London College of Divinity1814-1884
1086Campbell; James Colquhoun (1813-1895); Bishop of Bangor1813-1895
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NA1256West Holloway, Middlesex; St Luke; 1861-; ecclesiastical parish1861-
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