RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelItem
Alt Ref NoRamsey 267, ff. 225-327
TitleWest Malaysia, diocese of
Date1972-1973
DescriptionPapers relating to the diocese of West Malaysia, including: correspondence between John Savarimuthu, Archdeacon of West Malaysia, and Archbishop Ramsey about the proceedings of the synod on 29 December 1972 to consider the appointment of a new bishop, with a copy of Savarimuthu's presidential address (ff.225-228, 231); letter to Archbishop Ramsey from Stanley Coates, Diocesan Chancellor, enclosing the report of the Archbishop's Advisory Board at the meeting of the synod (ff.232-242); correspondence between Cecil Abraham, Diocesan Registrar, and Archbishop Ramsey about the voting and subsequent appointment (ff.243-244, 263, 271); letter to Archbishop Ramsey from the Revd. Frank Weston about the proceedings of the synod, with a copy of a letter from John Savarimuthu (ff.229-230) and report of his tour in South East Asia and Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.245-253, 258); note on the constitution of the diocese (f.254); unsigned letter to Archbishop Ramsey from members of the special synod giving their opinions on the candidates (f.255); invitation from Archbishop Ramsey to Archdeacon Savarimuthu to become Bishop of West Malaysia, with telegram and letter of acceptance, and further response (ff.256, 261-262, 265); telegram from the Revd. Paul Daniel urging Archbishop Ramsey to uphold the sentiments of the synod (f.257); correspondence between Bishop Kenneth Sansbury and Archbishop Ramsey about the conduct of the special synod and appointment of John Savarimuthu (ff.259-260, 264, 267-268); press release of the appointment (f.266); letters of comment from West Malaysia about the appointment and criticism of procedures (ff.269-270, 272-285); correspondence between Bishop Savarimuthu and Archishop Ramsey following the Archbishop's visit to South East Asia, with copy of Bishop Savarimuthu's letter to USPG asking for assistance in the diocese, supported by a letter form Archbishop Ramsey (ff.286-292); copies of correspondence relating to a dispute between the Revd. Paul Samuel and the Revd. K. Jambunathan (ff.293-295, 299-305); appointment of the Revd. Clarence Lee as Bishop's Commissary (ff.296, 298); correspondence between Bishop Savarimuthu and Archbishop Ramsey about diocesan and family matters, as well as the dispute between Samuel and Jambunathan (ff.306-327).

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GB/109/12580Church of England; Province of South East Asia: Diocese of West Malaysia; 1970-19961970-1996
GB/109/14226Savarimuthu; John Gurubatham (fl.1951-1994); Bishop of West Malaysiafl.1951-1994
11Ramsey; (Arthur) Michael (1904-1988); Baron Ramsey of Canterbury; Archbishop of Canterbury1904-1988
GB/109/16265Weston; Frank Valentine (1935-2003); Suffragan Bishop of Knaresborough1935-2003
DS/UK/4956Sansbury; Cyril Kenneth (1905-1993); Bishop of Singapore and Malaya1905-1993
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