Church, Reverend Howard Joseph


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.2257
Held at: Bodleian Library - Special Collections
Domain: archival
Title: Church, Reverend Howard Joseph
Date(s) of contents: 1953-1957
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 2 files

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Administrative/Biographical history: Howard Church was born on the 26 March 1904 and was educated at Perse School, Cambridge (1915-1918) and St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate (1918-1921). In 1925 he entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he passed a BA degree in 1928, and he then entered Ridley Hall Theological College (1928-1930). After serving as a curate of St. Johns, Blackheath (1930-1932), during which time he was ordained as a deacon (1930) and as a priest (1931), Church joined the Church Missionary Society in Kenya where he served as a missionary from 1933-1946. In 1947 he became vicar of St. Marks, Nairobi where he remained until 1953 at which point he started work at Athi River Camp. After Athi River Camp, Church's work included serving as the vicar of Christ Church, Sparkbrook, Birmingham (1956-1959). He retired in 1972 and died on the 1 March 1984. Compiled with reference to Crockford's Clerical Dictionary 1993/94.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Reverend Howard Church's widow on the 27 October 1995

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Reports, memos, and speeches by the Reverend Howard Church relating to the Athi River Camp and Mau Mau rehabilitation.

System of arrangement: Arranged as above,

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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

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

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Date(s) of descriptions: Modified for Mundus 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects

Personal names
Church | Howard |1904-1984| missionary and clegyman

Corporate names

Places
Africa
Kenya