RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 210, ff.58-323
TitleReunion: Methodists
DescriptionPapers relating to relations with the Methodist Church and plans for reunion, including: correspondence with Prof. John Macquarrie on the building up of sacramental unity before organic union (ff.58-59; transcript of a discussion on union between Archbishop Ramsey, the Revd. Rupert Davies and Alistair McDougal and Ian Gall of BBC Radio Nottingham (ff. 60-66); correspondence with Fr. Edward Symonds CR about the proposed Service of Reconciliation (ff.69-70); correspondence relating to discussions at General Synod on reunion (ff.67, 72-75, 83-84, 86); letter from Rupert Davies to Archbishops Ramsey and Coggan urging approval of the reunion scheme by General Synod, with discussion about how it could be used (ff.76-79, 82, 85, 89, 95, 137); statements from Archbishop Ramsey urging agreement on Anglican-Methodist unity (ff.80-81); correspondence with Fr. Peter Ball CGA about parallel episcopal jurisdiction (ff.87-88, 94); correspondence with Canon Arthur Bennett about his opposition to the scheme (ff.90-93); statement by the Rev Kenneth Waights, President of the Methodist Conference and Dr. Kenneth Greet, Secretary, hoping for Synod's approval to take the scheme further (f.98); correspondence with Eric Kemp, Dean of Worcester, Canon Paul Welsby, Gervase Duffield, Dr. Peter Hinchliff and Donald Coggan, Archbishop of York, about various strategies to take the reunion scheme forward following the vote in General Synod (ff.99-105, 107-120, 124); proposals from Robert Stopford, Bishop of London, Oliver Tomkins, Bishop of Bristol, and Kenneth Riches, Bishop of Lincoln for approaching Diocesan and Deanery Synods (ff.121-122, 125-129); arrangements for an informal private meeting at Lambeth between Archbishop Ramsey and key supporters and opponents of the scheme (ff.130-136, 142-151, 153-161, 165-166, 173, 176-184); General Synod Standing Committee Draft Memorandum on Dioceses under Article 8: Anglican/Methodist Unity (ff.138-139); letter from Robin Woods, Bishop of Worcester on dealing with opposition to the scheme (ff.140-141); correspondence between Archbishop Ramsey, the Rev. Kenneth Waights and Dr. Eric Kemp about Methodist endorsement of the clarifying report on the scheme (f.152, 162), 222-223, 225, 241); appointment of Sir Ronald Harris as the Church Commissioners' representative on the Synod Committee considering practical problems of union (163, 167-169); letter from a member of the public with response from Archbishop Ramsey (ff.174-175, 185); correspondence with the Rev. Peter Morgan, Vicar of Enfield, on advancing the cause of unity (ff.186-187, 201, 204, 209-211, 216-217); correspondence with Cyril Bowles, Bishop of Derby, about the form of the Service of Reconciliation and the situation in the Churches of North and South India (ff.188-189); letter from Professor Norman Anderson about delaying any clear-cut, rigid scheme of union (ff.190-191); letter from Eric Kemp, outlining a multi-lateral scheme of union (ff.192-193); minutes of a meeting at Lambeth to discuss the Anglican-Methodist Scheme (ff.194-198); correspondence with Dr. Margaret Deanesly about clarifying Anglican doctrine for Methodists (ff.199-200, 206); correspondence with Archbishop Coggan , Norman Anderson, Gervase Duffield and Colin Buchanan reflecting on the Lambeth meeting (ff.202, 205, 207-208, 213, 218-221, 224), 226-231; arrangements for a meeting between Rev. Kenneth Waights and Archbishop Ramsey, with notes of the meeting and comment from Dr. Kenneth Greet (f.215, 232-236, 243); correspondence between Archbishop Ramsey and Eric Kemp on diocesan voting (ff.238-240); correspondence between Eric Kemp, Geoffrey Tiarks, Bishop of Maidstone, and Archbishop Ramsey about Roman Catholic reaction to possible Anglican-Methodist union (ff.244-246, 251-252); note of Archbishop Ramsey's speech at the British Council of Churches meeting at Dunblane, with comment form Colin Buchanan (ff.247-248, 254); correspondence between Archbishop Ramsey and Alan Clark, Roman Catholic Bishop of Elmham about the repercussions of Anglican-Methodist union and arrangements for a meeting (ff.253, 264, 267-269, 272-293, 300-301); correspondence with Sir John Guillum Scott on appointments to the Liaison Committee with the Methodist Church (ff.255, 262-263); discussion of a letter to The Times (with draft) to be signed by the Rev. Kenneth Waights and Archbishops Ramsey and Coggan (ff.257-261, 265-266, 271); minutes of an ecumenical consultation (ff.294-299); presscuttings (ff.302-323).

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