RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFonds
Alt Ref NoPUMF
Extent4 boxes
TitlePhilip Usher Memorial Fund
Date1947-2000
DescriptionPapers relating to the Fund's work in enabling students to spend time overseas.
LanguageEnglish
AdminHistoryThe scholarship was set up in memory of Philip Usher to enable a student to spend time in a country where the Christian religion is practised according to the doctrine and ritual of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Philip Usher was born in 1899 and after ordination became chaplain to Arthur Headlam, Bishop of Gloucester, an important figure in the ecumenical movement. He was successively chaplain in Jerusalem and Athens during the 1920s, and became knowledgeable about the Orthodox Church. He was honorary secretary to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) at its inception in 1932. He was killed on active service as an RAF chaplain in Palestine in 1941.
RelatedMaterialThe PUMF records complement other sources in the Library relating to ecumenism, notably extensive records on Orthodoxy in the CFR archive, but also including papers of Bishop Headlam and those of J A Douglas, and latterly records at the Church of England Record Centre of the Board for Mission and Unity, which took over administration for PUMF after 1982.

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GB/109/16685Usher; Philip Charles Alexander (1899-1941); Warden of Liddon House1899-1941
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