RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 245, ff. 236-306
TitleWomen and Holy Orders
DescriptionPapers relating to the ordination of women, including: copy of a letter from an American priest to the editor of 'The Living Church' about women's ministry (ff.236-237); correspondence about the ordination of women in the diocese of Hong Kong (ff.238-239); correspondence between Archbishop Ramsey and Christian Howard about women's ministry (ff.240, 249, 258-261); correspondence with Gerald Ellison, Bishop of Chester, Hugh Whitworth, Hugh Ashdown, Bishop of Newcastle about the Anti-Discrimination (No. 2 Bill), with a paper by the Legal Advisory Committee for the Churches Main Committee (ff.241-248, 251-252, 271, 276-278, 280); correspondence about preparing evidence for the Select Committee on the Bill with a memorandum from Sir John Guillum Scott (ff.253-255, 262-267); letter from Gwilym Williams, Archbishop of Wales about the report on women's ministry prepared by the Doctrinal Commission of the Church in Wales, with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.256-257); information from the Revd. Donald Reeves about a conference on the ordination of women (ff.268-270); information on a conference organised by the Anglican Group for the Ordination of Women to the Historic Ministry of the Church (ff.281-282); letter from Sir John Guillum Scott about discussion of Christian Howard's memorandum by the House of Bishops with note about arrangements (ff.283-284); press release on Christian Howard's report (ff.287-289); letter from Dr. Eric Mascall about his pamphlet 'Women and Holy Orders', with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.290, 292); circular letter to members of General Synod from deaconesses and other women about their sense of vocation to the priesthood (f. 291); copy of a letter from Derek Pattinson to Robert Runcie, Bishop of St. Albans about Christian Howard's report for ACCM 'The Ordination of Women to the Priesthood', with a covering note by her (ff.293-294); letter form members of the public in favour and against the ordination of women, with Archbishop Ramsey's replies (ff.295-300, 303, 305-306); paper by the Revd. Paul Spilsbury on women priests (f.301-302); presscuttings, including two articles by Mary Stott (ff. 250, 285-286, 304).

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