RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 217, ff.140-176
TitleWomen and holy orders
DescriptionPapers relating to discussions on the admission of women to holy orders, including: petition against from the Revd. M. A. Cooper (ff.140-142); letter from Bishop John Howe about the Anglican Consultative Council resolution on women priests (f.143); letter from Deaconess Una Kroll about her experience of vocation, and Archbishop Ramsey's response (ff.144-145); letter from the Revd. Peter Hannen about the prospect of the union of the Anglican and United Churches of Canada, and the place of women's ordination in that scheme, with Archbishop Ramsey's response (ff.146-147); correspondence with Gilbert Baker, Bishop of Hong Kong and Macao about the inability of the Council of the Church of South-east Asia to endorse resolution 28b of the Limuru Report and his proposal to place the question of the ordination of two women priests before the diocesan synod, and Archbishop Ramsey's response (ff.148, 152-155, 172); correspondence with members of the public (ff.149-151, 168171); letter from Cyril Bowles, Bishop of Derby, about a consultation on Women and the Priesthood, with a request for help finding a speaker, and Archbishop Ramsey's response (ff.156, 166); letter from Chiu Ban It, Bishop of Singapore, in his capacity as chairman of the CCSEA, enclosing a letter to the Bishop of Hong Kong about the ordination of two deaconesses (ff.157-163); reminder to Sir John Guillum Scott that the question of the ordination of women was due to be debated by General Synod in 1973 (ff.164-165); notice of a service of thanksgiving for the ordination to the priesthood of Deaconesses Jane Hwang Hsien Yuen and Joyce Bennett (f.167); letter from Professor Norman Anderson to Archbishop Ramsey enclosing a copy of a letter he had written to Ruth Walker of the Council for Women's Ministry in the Church, and Archbishop Ramsey's response (ff.173-176).

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