RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoACCS1
Extent2 Volumes
TitleArchbishops' Committee on Church and State
DescriptionVolumes relating to the committee's work.
AccrualsNo accruals are expected.
ArrangementAs created.
AdminHistoryThe committee was set up following a resolution by the Representative Church Council in July 1913 that the Archbishops should consider creating a committee to consider "what changes are advisable in order to secure in the relations of Church and State a fuller expression of the spiritual independence of the Church as well as of the national recognition of religion." Although this resolution has not been found in minutes of that meeting. They met for 23 days including two week long sessions in September 1914 and 1915. In 1916 the published The Archbishops' Committee on Church and State: Report, with appendices. Which provided the information for this description. The resolutions of this committee led to the creation of the National Assembly in 1920 which became the Church Assembly in 1928.
The committee was chaired by Roundell Cecil Palmer, 3rd Earl of Selborne and had multiple secretaries. Initially Foster Cunliffe, 6th Baronet, who resigned to fight in WW1. Then the Rev J. V. Macmillan, who resigned to become a chaplain in France. Finally the Rev Canon Masterman.
CustodialHistoryThese volumes were created by the committee but there are no records for who deposited them at the Church of England Record Centre, or when this happened. At CERC they were grouped with other Archbishops' Commissions to form the artificial fonds CERC: AC. These catalogue entries were migrated from the records management sytem in September 2012 and the records moved to Lambeth Palace Library when the two institutions combined in 2021.
RelatedMaterialThe Archbishops' Committee on Church and State: Report, with appendices H5157.A7A7 1916, republished by SPCK in 1918 PB 102.

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DS/UK/6134Palmer; Roundell Cecil (1887-1971); 3rd Earl of Selborne; politician1887-1971
GB/109/24921Cunliffe; Foster (1875-1916); 6th Baronet1875-1916
DS/UK/3498Macmillan; John Victor (1877-1956); Bishop of Guildford1877-1956
635Archbishops' Commissions on Church and State; 1914-19701914-1970
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