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Collection Level Description: Papers relating to the British Council of Churches and South Africa

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1603
Title: Papers relating to the British Council of Churches and South Africa
Dates of Creation: 1954-1955
Extent: 152 ff.
Name of Creator: British Council of Churches

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The British Council of Churches was formed in 1942. Most of the Anglican and Protestant churches in the British Isles are members of the council, as well as some interdenominational groups including the YMCA [Young Men's Christian Association] and the YWCA [Young Women's Christian Association]. The Greek Orthodox church joined the council in 1965.

The council has several departments that carry out cooperative work for the churches in various areas, including youth work and social welfare. It is especially concerned with ecumenical activities and Christian unity.

Scope and Content

Memoranda, statements and resolutions relating to the British Council of Churches and South Africa, 1954-1955.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1196 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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British Council of Churches

South Africa

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20 January 2012