RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelItem
Alt Ref NoRamsey 339/29
Extent45 ff.
TitleCrown Appointments: Norwich
Date1971
DescriptionPapers relating to the appointment of Maurice Wood as Bishop of Norwich in succession to Launcelot Fleming, including: letter from Bishop Fleming about Suffragan Archdeacons in the diocese of Norwich, with reply, Feb. 1971 (ff.1-2); letters from W.H. Saumarez-Smith to Archbishop Ramsey enclosing a Statement of Needs for the diocese, and a petition from T.A. Hall pressing for the appointment of E.W.B. Cordingley, Bishop of Thetford (ff.3-12); Archbishop Ramsey's correspondence with the Bishop Cordingley and the Revd. Aubrey Aitken, Archdeacon of Norwich, about the adminstration of the diocese during the vacancy (ff.13-15); letter from Archbishop Ramsey to the Rt. Hon. Edward Heath about the bishoprics of Norwich and Chelmsford, recommending that an approach be made to the Revd. Dr. Owen Chadwick as a suitable candidate for Norwich and giving a list of three candidates for Chelmsford (ff.16-18); letter from Archbishop Ramsey to W.H. Saumarez-Smith proposing Chadwick for Norwich (f.19); correspondence between Donald Coggan, Archbishop of York, and Archbishop Ramsey on candidates for Chelmsford and Norwich (ff.20-22); correspondence between Sir John Hewitt and Archbishop Ramsey about an offer of Chelmsford to John Trillo, Suffragan Bishop of Hertford, and an informal approach to Dr. Chadwick, which he considered but declined (ff.23-26); letter from Archbishop Ramsey to the Rt. Hon. Edward Heath proposing three candidates for the see of Norwich and making a case for the appointment of the Revd. Preb. M.A.P. Wood, 14 May 1971 (ff.27-29); correspondence between Canons Martin Kaye and Michael Mann and Archbishop Ramsey expressing their disquiet at the manner in which they were asked to 'elect' Bishop Wood (ff.30-35); correspondence between Archbishop Ramsey and the Revd. Timothy Dudley-Smith about preaching at Bishop Wood's consecration, and dining before the consecration (ff.36,38-42); letter from the Preb. Wood accepting Archbishop Ramsey's invitation to stay at Lambeth Palace with his family before the consecration (f.37); correspondence between Bishop Wood and Geoffrey Tiarks, Bishop of Maidstone, about whether he should preach at the consecration of the new Bishop of Panama, with Archbishop Ramsey's note that me should not accept, Dec. 1971, (ff.43-46).

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GB/109/7418Wood; Maurice Arthur Ponsonby (1916-2007); Bishop of Norwich1916-2007
DS/UK/4802Fleming; (William) Launcelot Scott (1906-1990); Bishop of Norwich1906-1990
DS/UK/6536Smith; William H. Saumarez (fl. 1962-1974); Appointments Secretary to the Archbishops of Canterbury and Yorkfl. 1962-1974
11Ramsey; (Arthur) Michael (1904-1988); Baron Ramsey of Canterbury; Archbishop of Canterbury1904-1988
GB/109/8672Cordingley; Eric William Bradley (1911-1976); Bishop Suffragan of Thetford1911-1976
GB/109/8810Heath; Sir; Edward Richard George (1916-2005); Knight; statesman1916-2005
DS/UK/3469Chadwick; William Owen (1916-2015); clergyman and historian1916-2015
298Coggan; Frederick Donald (1909-2000); Baron Coggan; Archbishop of Canterbury1909-2000
GB/109/8819Hewitt; Sir; John Francis (1910-1979); Knight; civil servant1910-1979
DS/UK/4992Trillo; (Albert) John (1915-1992); Bishop of Chelmsford1915-1992
GB/109/17637Kaye; Martin (1919-1977); Archdeacon of Craven1919-1977
GB/109/13831Mann; Michael Ashley (1924-2011); Dean of Windsor1924-2011
GB/109/12750Dudley-Smith; Timothy (1926-); suffragan Bishop of Thetford1926-
564Tiarks; Geoffrey Lewis (1909-1987); Suffragan Bishop of Maidstone1909-1987
GB/109/24317Aitken; (William) Aubrey Aitken (1911-1985); Bishop of Lynn1911-1985
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