British council of Churches

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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.

From the guide to the Papers relating to the British Council of Churches and South Africa, 1954-1955, (The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House)

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referencedIn Christian Aid, c.1946-1985 School of Oriental and African Studies
referencedIn Papers of World Council of Churches and the British Council of Churches, [193-]-[196-] University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department
referencedIn Oldham Papers, 1892-1990 Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Margate Council of Churches, 1975-1980 Canterbury Cathedral Archives
creatorOf British Council of Churches. Records of the British Council of Churches, 1972-1981 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Woodhouse, Stuart John, 1928-2001. Correspondence and other material relating to the decision by the Society of Friends to subscribe to the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland, collected by Stuart Woodhouse. Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
referencedIn Papers of W. G. Symons, [193-]-[196-] University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department
creatorOf Papers relating to the British Council of Churches and South Africa, 1954-1955 The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
referencedIn Hake, Andrew, 1949-1991 School of Oriental and African Studies
referencedIn Conference of British Missionary Societies, 1872-1973 School of Oriental and African Studies
referencedIn Christian Concern for Southern Africa, 1966-1993 School of Oriental and African Studies
referencedIn Records and original data of the Inter-Church Process 'Not Strangers But Pilgrims' survey, 'Lent '86', and related research papers, 1986, 1986 The University of Nottingham
referencedIn Correspondence and other material relating to the decision by the Society of Friends to subscribe to the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland, collected by Stuart Woodhouse, 1986-1998 GB 206 Leeds University Library
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associatedWith Conference of British Missionary Societies corporateBody
associatedWith Margate Council of Churches corporateBody
associatedWith Oldham, Joseph Houldsworth, 1874-1969 person
associatedWith Woodhouse, Stuart John, 1928-2001. person
associatedWith World Council of Churches corporateBody
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South Africa
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Disarmament--Congresses
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Active 1981

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