National and World Mission. Anglican Communion Records

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National and World Mission. Anglican Communion Records


  • 1964-1975 (Creation)


5.7 cu.ft. (7 boxes)


Relations with the Anglican Communion were coordinated first by the National Council's Department of Foreign Missions, which became the Overseas Department in 1942. The work was continued under the Executive Council’s National and World Mission Committee in 1975, which was supported by an office at Church Center that oversaw Anglican relations as one part of its varied duties. In 1980, after another reorganization, the new Standing Committee on World Mission in Church and Society took up the work, with specific desks for Anglican Partners, Overseas Episcopal Dioceses, and Wider Episcopal Fellowship work. The separation of Anglican concerns from ecumenical and overseas mission work has persisted through the first two decades of the 21st century.

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The Anglican Communion Records largely document the communication between staff of the National and World Mission office and representatives of other provinces and dioceses of the Anglican Communion. Included are reports, correspondence, meeting materials, and financial statements.


General and Administrative Records, 1964-1972
Autonomous Churches and Provinces of the Anglican Communion, 1964-1972
Other Churches and Extra-Provincial Dioceses, 1964-1972
Regional Councils, 1957-(1964-1972)-1978
Churches of the Wider Episcopal Fellowship, 1964-1972

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  • English

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