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Administrative/Biographical history: Max Warren was born in Ireland in 1904, where his parents were on leave from their work as CMS missionaries in India. He lived with them in India until he was 8 when he was sent back to school in England. He attended Jesus College, Cambridge between 1923 and 1927 where he obtained a double first in history and theology. Later he went to train for the Anglican ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge but he initially went out to Northern Nigeria as a lay missionary in 1927. He was ordained in 1932, the same year he married Mary Collett. Between 1936 and 1942 he was vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge. Holy Trinity has a long history of connexions with Evangelical Anglicanism stretching back to Charles Simeon in the early 19 century. Between 1942 and 1963 he was General Secretary of CMS, travelling widely and writing extensively about the Church and missions, becoming a leading spokesman for evangelicalism. After a spell as a Sub Dean in Westminster Abbey, 1963 to 1973, he retired to Sussex and died in 1979.
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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: Collection consists of publications and drafts intended for publication, accompanied by related correspondence, as well as copies of correspondence (originals of which are held in the CMS Archive in Birmingham) between Max Warren and Pat and Roger Hooker.
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ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: Contact repository for details.
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Finding aids: Handlist
Archivist's note: Description based on information provided by Dr Sue Sutton, Henry Martyn Centre
Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004