RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoW.Temple 7, ff. 1-169
Date25 June 1943-Oct 1944
DescriptionPapers relating to the formation and development of the Council and its policies, including material on: Christian influence on the peace settlement; political affairs in India; the formation of a Canadian Council of Churches (ff. 27-8); family life; Christian youth work; inter-denominational relations, including a list of 'Foreign Churches in Britain' (ff. 66v-68) and papers on the Sword of the Spirit movement of the Roman Catholic Church (ff. 81-3, 103-7, 110-11, 113-19); post-war reconstruction and social justice; electoral procedure of the Council; a deputation to the Churches of France following the liberation of Paris (ff. 84-5, 89-94, 96); and a deputation to the Prime Minister. Includes minutes and reports of the Council, and correspondence from: Archbishop Temple (passim); Norman Goodall, Foreign Secretary of the London Missionary Society (ff. 6-7); Leopold Stennett Amery, Secretary of State for India and Burma (f. 8); the Conference of Missionary Societies in Great Britain and Ireland (f. 11); Leonard Hodgson, Theological Secretary to the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches (ff. 12, 15); Archibald Campbell Craig, General Secretary of the British Council of Churches (ff. 27, 72-3, 103, 121, 146); Guy Harden Guillum Scott, Joint-Secretary of the Church Assembly (f. 79); William T. Elmslie, General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church of England (ff. 84-5, 90, 92, 95); Robert Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary (f. 96); the Society of Friends (ff. 97-8); George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester (ff. 105-6); Sword of the Spirit (ff. 108, 155-6); Geoffrey Francis Fisher, Bishop of London (ff. 104, 113-15, 117-19, 141, 148-54); Samuel H. Hughes, Secretary of the Free Church Federal Council (f. 122); and Max Alexander Cunningham Warren, General Secretary of the Church Missionary Society (f. 142).

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