RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 70/3
Extent105 ff.
TitleGermany: Contacts: Bishops of Berlin-Brandenburg: Dr Albrecht Schönherr
Date25 Nov 1970-10 Oct 1981
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers concerning and from Dr Albrecht Schönherr. Notable correspondents include Rev Canon Paul Oestricher, Robert Stopford - Bishop of London; Donald Coggan - Archbishop of Canterbury.

Includes a letter to Rev Michael Moore concerning the Anglican Church's relationship with Orthodox and Protestant European Churches and the suggestion that Schönherr might be invited on a 'semi-private' visit to England, 25 Nov 1970 (ff. 1-2); correspondence, programme and a Church Information Office press relating to Schönherr's visit between 11-22 Nov 1972 to give lectures in Cambridge, Durham and Glasgow at the invitation of the British Council of Churches, beginning on Rembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph Service, Whitehall, 23 Feb-11 Nov 1972 (ff. 3-12); a translation of Dr Albrecht Schönherr's address in Westminster Abbey, and of his lecture 'The Christian's Place in East German Society as Illuminated by Aspects of Bonhoeffer's Theology', 11 Nov 1972 (ff. 13-28); file notes from Rev Michael Moore on the visit, 11-13 Nov 1972 (ff. 29-30; press cuttings including from the Daily Telegraph, Church Times and a typed report from Evangelischer Nachrichtendienst, 15-17 Nov 1972 (ff. 31-35); correspondence between Moore and Schönherr about his sermon at Southwark Cathedral in Nov 1972, including the text of his sermon at Southwark and a sermon delivered at his induction, 12 Mar-28 Apr 1973 (ff. 37-48); note of the award of the Cross of the Order of St Augustine of Canterbury to Schönherr by Ramsey, 29 May 1974 (ff. 49); Christmas 1973 and East 1974 messages from Ramsey (ff. 50-51); letter about Coggan's enthronement, 27 Nov 1974 (ff. 52); Christmas message from Coggan, Dec 1974 with a response from Schönherr, 21 Dec 1974 (ff. 53-55); note on the discussion of discretion and valour at the British Council of Churches meeting, 18 Feb 1975 (ff. 56); Christmas, Easter and New Year messages exchanged between Schönherr and Coggan, Easter 1975-Easter 1979 (ff. 57-73); messages for Coggan's 70th birthday from Schönherr, Herrn Hans Seigewasser, Herr Karl-Heinz Kern and Bishop Martin Kruse, 4-12 Oct 1979 (ff. 74-82); exchange of Christmas, Easter and New Year messages between Coggan, Robert Runcie and Schönherr, 25 Dec 1979-19 Dec 1980 (ff. 83-89); Runcie's invitation for Schönherr to undetake a farewell visit to England following the announcement of his plan to retire, and Schönherr's response, 11 Mar-13 May 1981 (ff. 91-94); Runcie's Easter 1981 letter and Schönherr's reponse, 22 Apr 1981 (ff. 95-96); correspondence arranging plans for Schönherr's visit to England and the award of a Lambeth Cross on 6 Jul, 17 Jun 1981-17 Jul 1981(ff. 97-103); message to Runcie for his 70th birthday from Schönherr, 10 Sep 1981(ff. 104).
LanguageEnglish and German

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GB/109/12965Schonherr; Albrecht (1911-2009); Bishop of Berlin-Brandenburg1911-2009
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298Coggan; Frederick Donald (1909-2000); Baron Coggan; Archbishop of Canterbury1909-2000
516Runcie; Robert Alexander Kennedy (1921-2000); Archbishop of Canterbury1921-2000
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