Church Assembly Missionary Council
Name of creator(s): Church of England | Church Assembly: Missionary Council | 1921-1951
Administrative/Biographical history: The Council was established in 1921 by the Church Assembly to take the place of the Central Board of Missions; in 1951 it was renamed the Overseas Council. In 1963, the body was joined with the Council for Ecumenical Co-operation to form The Missionary and Ecumenical Council of the Church Assembly.
Immediate source of acquisition: The archive was transferred to the Church of England Record Centre with the records of the General Synod, however the date of acquisition is unknown
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: The archive comprises the Council records and those of its sub-committees including the Executive, Home Base, Education, Finance, Youth, St Andrewstide Literature, Anglo-African, Home, Policy and Regional Committees. The records include minutes, financial records, correspondence, surveys, publications and photographs.
System of arrangement: The archive is divided into five sections: the Council and its committees, the Anglican Communion, the missionary societies, overseas papers and publications.
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: For access to the material pending cataloguing, please send an enquiry to the Church of England Record Centre. Please see CERCís institution listing for contact details.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Finding aids: This description is currently the only one publicly available for the archive; a full catalogue will eventually be included on the online catalogue accessible from CERC's webpages.
Related material: For records of the bodies which preceded or superseded the Missionary and Overseas Councils, see the other Mundus collection entries for the Church of England Record Centre. Material relating to the Council and its successors is also held at Lambeth Palace Library.
Date(s) of descriptions: June 2013