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CHURCH COMMISSIONERS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/272
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: CHURCH COMMISSIONERS
Date(s): 1902-1926
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Church Commissioners | Church of England

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Church Commissioners were formed in 1948 by joining together two bodies - Queen Anne's Bounty and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The Church Commissioners are based at Church House, Great Smith Street, London. They moved there in March 2007 to work under one roof with the Archbishops' Council and the Church of England Pensions Board.

The Commissioners' role is to manage the Church's historic assets, today invested in stock market shares and property, to produce money to support the Church's ministry. The Church Commissioners meet some 18% of the Church's total running costs.

The Church Commissioners' main responsibilities are: to obtain the best possible long term return from a diversified investment portfolio in order (1) to meet their pension commitments and (2) to provide the maximum sustainable funding for their other purposes such as support for the work of bishops, cathedrals and parish ministry; in doing so, to pay particular regard to making 'additional provision for the cure of souls in parishes where such assistance is most required'; to administer the legal framework for pastoral reorganisation and settle the future of redundant churches.

Source: http://www.cofe.anglican.org/about/churchcommissioners/ (accessed June 2009).

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Church Commissioners, 1902-1926, including issue of 'Illustrated Church News', 1902; annual reports of 'The Home Club and Work', for the attempted cure of 'hooliganism' in North and East London, 1903-1904; annual report of Christ Church, Spitalfields, 1903; annual report of Saint Mark, Whitechapel, 1911; bazaar catalogues and magazine from Saint Etheldreda, Fulham Palace Gates, 1911-1913; annual report of Stepney Council of Public Welfare, 1912; article on the history of Saint George in the East, Whitechapel, 1912; and article on the work of City churches, 1926.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

O/272/001-011.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to the records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1968 (AC/68/071).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further material relating to the Church Commissioners can be found at references ACC/0981, ACC/1083, ACC/1485, DC, LMA/4204, and O/042.


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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