RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 277, ff. 13-98
TitleMarriage: general (including Divorce)
DescriptionPapers relating to marriage, including: correspondence between Hugh Whitworth and Giles Ecclestone about attending a consultation on the reconciliation provisions of the Divorce Reform Act arranged by the National Marriage Guidance Council (ff.13-15, 17, 19), with report by the Revd. W.T. Cowlan and further correspondence about Mr. Cowlan's misgivings with Archbishop Ramsey, Eric Mercer, Bishop of Exeter, the Catholic Marriage Advisory Council, Ronald Williams, Bishop of Leicester and David Blunt, Lay Assistant to the Archbishop of York (ff.24, 26-28, 33-50a); correspondence between David Brown, Bishop of Guildford, and Geoffrey Tiarks, Bishop of Maidstone, about pastoral care for those who remarry after divorce (ff.16, 18, 95-98); responses from Bishop Tiarks to letter from members of the public raising issues of marriage and divorce (ff.20-23); letter from the Revd. John Bowker to Archbishop Ramsey about the confused situation resulting from the Synod debate on the report "Marriage, Divorce and the Church", with reply (ff.25,32 ); letter from Mervyn Stockwood, Bishop of Southwark, enclosing a letter from Canon E.A. Noon about the marriage of unbaptised persons, with reply from Bishop Tiarks (ff.29-31); letter from the Home Office about further action on the Law Commission Report on the Solemnisation of Marriage in England and Wales (f.51), with further correspondence and memoranda about a reply, between Hugh Whitworth, David Carey, Federick Temple, Bishop of Malmesbury, Gerald Ellison, Bishop of London and Giles Ecclestone and arrangements for a meeting at the Home Office (ff.60-70); letter from Graham Leonard, Bishop of Truro, about his motion on marriage and divorce at the General Synod in November and enclosing a copy of his presidential address on that subject to the diocesan synod (ff.52-59); letter from Derek Pattinson to Archbishop Ramsey about the Bishop of Truro's motion, with a letter from Archbishop Ramsey to Bishop Leonard outlining the proposed procedure for discussion at Synod, with response (ff.71-74, 80-81); note of a meeting at the Home Office to discuss the Law Commission Report on the Solemnisation of Marriage and letter from Hugh Whitworth to Bishop Ellison enclosing a copy, with reply (ff.75-79, 89); correspondence between Archbishop Ramsey and Derek Pattinson, Bishop Leonard, Kenneth Woollcombe, Bishop of Oxford, John Habgood, Bishop of Durham about the forthcoming discussion in General Synod (ff.82-88); letter from the Bishop of Leicester about the handling of the marriage debate in Synod, with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.90-92); letter from the Revd. David Stevens on marriage discipline, with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.93-94).

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