RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoRuncie/MAIN/1990/2
Extent1 file
TitleArchbishop of Canterbury: retirement
Date1990
DescriptionCorrespondence on the retirement of Runcie as Archbishop of Canterbury including letter from Elizabeth II; Runcie's office expenses post-retirement; arrangements for the Runcies' vacating of Lambeth Palace; statement by Runcie on appointment of George Carey as the new archbishop; discussion of date and timing of announcement of Runcie's resignation; copies of letters announcing resignation sent to various people; copy of resignation letter sent by Runcie to Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister; arrangements for press interviews; letter from Thatcher to Runcie proposing to recommend Runcie for a Barony post-retirement; letter from Tony Benn MP asking Runcie to put his Early Day Motion to end State control of Church appointments before the Crown Appointments Commission; arrangements for marking Runcie's resignation.

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