RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMonte/O/3/6
Extent40 ff
TitleThe Tulsa Affair
Date1st October 1986-9th November 1986
DescriptionPapers and correspondence covering the controversy in the American Episcopal province of Tulsa. Reverend John Pasco, of St. Michael's Church, Tulsa, had been accused of financial misconduct by the Diocese but had continued to conduct public worship at the church despite St. Michael's being appointed a new vicar. The situation came to the attention of Graham Leonard (Bishop of London), Archbishop Runcie and Bishop Montefiore. The Bishop of London had travelled to Tulsa to preside at a confirmation service at St. Michael's against the wishes of the Archbishop. His actions prompted discussion over the jurisdiction of the Anglican Communion. Montefiore responded with a speech at the House of Bishops and comments on Channel 4 News and BBC radio, for which Rev. Pasco threatened to sue him.

File contains:
Report on the events leading to Rev. Pasco's suspension prepared by Gerald McAllister, Bishop of Oklahoma.
Copy of a letter from Archbishop Runcie to the Bishop of London on the latter's visit to Tulsa and Montefiore's planned motion in the House of Bishops.
Copy of Montefiore's motion in the House of Bishops.
Copy of a letter from Montefiore to the Bishop of London regarding the planned motion in the House of Bishops, and the Bishop of Lond's reply.
Letter from Rev. Dr. G.V. Bennett on the ecclesiastical law impacting on the case.
Report of the General Synod containing a Response to the Statement of the House of Bishops of ECUSA.
Report by Archbishop Runcie on Episcopal Jurisdiction.
Report on the Bishop of London and his visit to Tulsa.
Montefiore's speech to the House of Bishops.
Press cuttings.

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