RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 339/45/1
Extent107 ff.
TitleCrown Appointments: Bishops Suffragan and Assistant: Individual Dioceses: Birmingham-Coventry
DescriptionPapers relating to the provisional of additional episcopal assistance to individual dioceses, including:
Birmingham, 1964, ff.1-2: request from Leonard Wilson, Bishop of Birmingham, for a suffragan because of the large population of the diocese.

Bradford, 1965, f.3: copy of a letter from Donald Coggan, Archbishop of York, to Michael Parker, Bishopof Bradford, asking whether he wanted a suffragan.

Bristol, 1969, ff.4-11: correspondence between Oliver Tomkins, Bishop of Bristol, and Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, about a second suffragan for Bristol.

Carlisle, 1964, ff.12-13: suggestion from Thomas Bloomer, Bishop of Carlisle, for a suffragan and an assistant bishop in the diocese of Carlisle.

Chelmsford, 1964-1967, ff.14-29: correspondence between John Tiarks, Bishop of Chelmsford, and Archbishop Ramsey, for a third suffragan for Chelmsford, with reference to Sir John Arbuthnot's report.

Chester, 1964-1965, ff.30-88: memorandum by Gerald Ellison, Bishop of Chester, on the need for a second suffragan; correspondence between Archbishops Ramsey and Coggan about the needs of Chester; memorandum by Bishop Ellison on the application for a Suffragan Bishop of Birkenhead; letter to the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, about the creation of a suffragan see of Birkenhead; press release; appointment of Canon Eric Mercer as Suffragan Bishop of Birkenhead; other correspondents include Robert Beloe, David Carey, John Hewitt, Sir Ronald Harris, Lord Silsoe.

Chichester, 1965-1967, ff.89-101: correspondence between Roger Wilson, Bishop of Chichester, and Archbishop Ramsey about the creation of a suffragan see of Horsham; letter to Sir John Arbuthnot about the effect his proposals might have on the diocese of Chichester; correspondence between W.H. Saumarez Smith and Archbishop Ramsey about the suffragan see of Horsham.

Coventry, 1964-1965, ff.102-107: correspondence between Cuthbert Bardsley, Bishop of Coventry, and Archbishop Ramsey about a suffragan see of Warwick, and about an Assistant Bishop in the diocese.

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