RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelItem
Alt Ref NoRamsey 237, ff. 25-93
TitleReunion: Free Churches
Date1972
DescriptionPapers relating to the union of the Presbyterian Church of England and the Congregational Church in England and Wales, including: correspondence with Arthur Macarthur and John Huxtable about Archbishop Ramsey's part in the inauguration on 5 October (ff.25-26); correspondence with Eric Abbott, Dean of Westminster, about a service of thanksgiving in Westminster Abbey (ff.28, 31, 33); correspondence with Dr. Peter Hinchliff of the Board for Mission and Unity, with a report from the Joint Committee of the Church of England and the Presbyterian Church of England (ff.29-30, 32, 34, 36); letter from Archbishop Ramsey to Donald Coggan, Archbishop of York, with a note of a conversation with John Huxtable (ff.37-41, 44, 47); correspondence with Arthur Macarthur about the form of words to be used by Archbishop Ramsey, Cardinal Heenan and the Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council in the Service of Thanksgiving (ff.42-43,45, 55-56); letter from Archbishop Ramsey to selected MPs asking them to support the United Reformed Church Bill in the House of Commons, with responses (ff.46, 48-54); text of John Huxtable's sermon at the Service of Thanksgiving with Archbishop Ramsey's comments (ff.57-65, 69-76); press release about the inauguration (f.66); lunch invitation from John Huxtable and Arthur Macarthur to Archbishop and Mrs. Ramsey on the day of the inauguration (ff.67-68); leaflet about the United Reformed Church (ff.77-77a); letters of thanks to Archbishop Ramsey for his participation (ff.78-81); Lincoln URC magazine, November 1972 (ff.82-90); presscuttings (ff.91-93).

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