RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRuncie/MAIN
Extent11 sub-series; 4252 files
TitleMain series of Robert Runcie's official papers
DescriptionSeries consists of official papers related to Runcie's various responsibilities as, but not limited to, diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury; metropolitan archbishop of the Province of Canterbury; and senior primate of the Church of England. Also papers related to Runce's responsibilities as an ex officio Lord Spiritual in the House of Lords; Visitor for various academic institutions; President, Director or Chair of various church bodies; and Patron of various religious and secular charities and organisations.

Also includes correspondence on awarding of Lambeth degrees and Lambeth Awards (the Cross of St Augustine for Services to the Anglican Communion and the Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism); arrangements for visits to Church of England dioceses; arrangments for official functions and national services; discussion of social and moral issues; correspondence on debates in General Synod and life of the Church of England; and arrangements and transcripts from broadcasting, interviews, and forewords for books contributed by Runcie. Subjects often recur annually.
ArrangementSub-series arranged chronologically by year
AccessConditionsThe Archbishops' Papers are subject to a thirty-year closure period. Papers of the Archbishop are released annually after thirty years.
CopyrightCopyright in official papers of Archbishop Runcie is owned by Lambeth Palace Library (given, Jan 2002).
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