RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoPAP
Extent40 boxes
TitleRecords of Parish and People
DescriptionPapers of Canon Peter Croft, Henry de Candole, Bishop of Knaresborough, Bishop Hewlett Thompson and Reverend Dr. David Thomson relating to the Parish and People movement.
AdminHistoryThe Parish and People movement was founded in 1949 as a British response to the 'Liturgical Movement' which influenced many denominations in continental Europe, popularising the parish communion as the main worship event at parochial level. Leading lights included Henry de Candole, later Bishop of Knaresborough, and the prominent preacher and broadcaster Canon Eric James. The Parish and People movement also promoted grassroots growth in team ministry, synodical government and church unity and its range of publications encouraged new thinking and practice in liturgy, collaborative ministry and training. It therefore represents an important reformist strand in the history of the 20th-century Church.

Parish and People merged with the Keble Conference Group in 1964. In 1970 it was largely responsible for the formation of the ecumenical 'ONE for Christian Renewal'. It ceased as a campaigning voice within the Church of England from the end of 2013.

For further information, see:
P. Jagger, 'A History of the Parish and People Movement' (Leighton Buzzard, 1978)
AcquisitionReceived at Lambeth Palace Library and the Church of England Record Centre in various accessions from members of Parish and People.
RelatedMaterialOther sources at Lambeth Palace Library:
MSS 3072-3093 De Candole diaries; MS 4266 De Candole photograph and scrap book
MS 3543 ff.16-57 Papers of Bishop J A T Robinson relating to the Keble Conference Group for reform of the ministry, especially by setting up team ministries, 1959-63
Various material in printed books catalogue

The Parish and People website is archived by the UK Web Archive:
PublnNoteOxford DPhil thesis: S Brewitt-Taylor, '‘Christian Radicalism’ in the Church of England, 1957-70'
Brewitt-Taylor, Sam, Christian radicalism in the Church of England (OUP, 2017) [D115.P7]

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NA2153Parish and People; 1949-20131949-2013
DS/UK/3170Candole; Henry Handley Vully de (1895-1971); Suffragan Bishop of Knaresborough1895-1971
GB/109/18082Thompson; (Geoffrey) Hewlett (1929-); Bishop of Exeter1929-
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