RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMonte/O/1/9
Extent40 ff.
TitleLetters to the Archbishop of Canterbury
Date10th February 1964-12th December 1986
Description
Correspondence between Hugh Montefiore and Archbishops Runcie, Fisher, Coggan and Ramsey. Includes the following:
f. 1: Letter from Ramsey on the appointment of Barry Till to the Missionary and Ecumenical Council (1964);
f. 5: Letter from Fisher before his retirement disagreeing with some of Montefiore's opinions on the ordination of women;
ff. 7-28: Correspondence with Runcie on the work and administration of the Board of Social Responsibility (BSR) including the question of Chairmanship of the BSR in 1986 and other BSR matters including nuclear disarmament and the 'No First Use' policy, marriage and divorce statistics, Sunday trading and the Shops Bill, penal affairs and establishing a Penal Affairs Reference Group within the BSR, and the abortion act;
f. 29: Letter from Runcie dated 21st October 1986 regarding an article in the Star speculating on the breakdown of Runcie's marriage;
Also enclosed are the following press cuttings: an article by Montefiore (Sun Newspaper, undated) defending Runcie from the criticism of Peter Bruinvels (Member of the Church of England General Synod) and another article by Montefiore in light of Rev. G.V. Bennett's criticism of Runcie in the anonymous preface of the 1987/88 edition of Crockford's Clerical Directory (ff. 35-36).

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