RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 258, ff. 204-295
TitleMarriage: General (including Divorce)
DescriptionPapers relating to marriage, including: correspondence between Archbishop Ramsey, Sir Leslie Scarman, Hugh Whitworth, Sir John Guillum Scott and David Carey about the Law Commission's Solemnisation of Marriage Working Paper no. 35, with discussion of the Archbishop's Special Licence (ff.204-215); correspondence between Robert Stopford, Bishop of London, Geoffrey Tiarks, Bishop of Maidstone, and David Carey about the institution of priests who have remarried after divorce, with Sir Harold Kent's Opinion (ff.216-218, 223-224); letters from Kenneth Riches, Bishop of Lincoln and Eric Gordon, Bishop of Sodor and Man about diocesan Conciliators (ff.219-222); note about training for reconciliation procedures and letter from Dorothy Howell-Thomas to Eric Treacy, Bishop of Wakefield (ff.225, 227); letters from the Bishop of Maidstone to member of the public about the regulations regarding the remarriage of a divorced person (ff.226, 291-294); memorandum on the Report of the Law Commission on marriage (ff.229-232); Board for Social Responsibility briefing for the debate on the Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Bill (ff.233-236); correspondence between Oliver Tomkins, Bishop of Bristol, and the Bishop of Maidstone about prayers or blessings after civil marriage services, with copy of a form approved by Archbishop Ramsey, and discussion about readmission to Holy Communion (ff.237, 239, 245-251, 255, 272-273); reconcilation procedures (ff.238, 240); correspondence between Ronald Bowlby, Bishop of Newcastle, and the Bishop of Maidstone marriage of unbaptised parties (ff.241-242, 275-277); correspondence between Derek Pattinson, Hugh Whitworth and Gerald Ellison, Bishop of Chester on the Report on the Solemnisation of Marriage (ff.243-244, 252); letter from Archbishop Ramsey to the Lord Chancellor, Lord Hailsham of St. Marylebone, critical of the Report on the Solemnisation of Marriage, with replies and further clarification from the Home Office (ff.253-267, 295); letter from Robert Martineau, Bishop of Blackburn, about the licensing of non-parochial buildings for marriages with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.268, 274); letter from the Revd. D. Stevens about strictness in marriage discipline, with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.269-271); information for Professor Howard Root on General Synod debate on "Marriage, Divorce and the Church" (ff.278-280); comments on the debate, including letters critical of the procedures, with Archbishop Ramsey's replies (ff.281-283, 287, 289); letter from David Brown, Bishop of Guildford about services of blessing after a civil marriage, with Archbishop Ramsey's statement of his own practice (ff.284, 286, 288).

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