RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelSubfonds
Alt Ref NoMS 4208-4219
Extent12 files
TitleAnglican-Methodist Conversations
Date1956-1972
DescriptionPapers relating to dialogue between the Church of England and the Methodist Church
AdminHistoryMeetings between representatives of the Church of England and the Methodist Church began in 1956. An interim statement was issued in 1958, and a report, Conversations between the Church of England and the Methodist Church, in 1963. On the basis of this report and subsequent consultations in the dioceses, the Anglican-Methodist Unity Commission was set up in 1965 to prepare a scheme of unity. An interim statement, Towards reconciliation, was issued in 1967 and a report, Anglican-Methodist Unity in 1968. The scheme failed in 1969 when it failed to secure the required majority in the Convocations.
The Anglican Co-Chairmen were G.K.A. Bell, Bishop of Chichester (1956-58), H.J. Carpenter, Bishop of Oxford (1958-63), and R.W. Stopford, Bishop of London (1965-68).
RelatedMaterialFor the papers of E.W. Kemp, Bishop of Chichester, on Anglican-Methodist dialogue, see Lambeth Palace Library MSS 3555-3560.

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135Bell; George Kennedy Allen (1883-1958); Bishop of Chichester1883-1958
287Carpenter; Harry James (1901-1993); Bishop of Oxford1901-1993
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145Church of England; 1534-1534-
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