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LEYSIN ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/374
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: LEYSIN ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY
Date(s): 1910-1965
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 10 production units.
Name of creator(s): Leysin Anglican Chaplaincy | Switzerland

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Bishop of London was held to exercise responsibility for Anglican churches overseas where no other bishop had been appointed. He retained responsibility for churches in northern and central Europe until 1980, but his jurisdiction in southern Europe ceased in 1842 on the creation of the diocese of Gibraltar. In 1980, the Bishop of London divested himself of all overseas jurisdiction and a new diocese of 'Gibraltar in Europe' was established.

The tourist resort of Leysin in Switzerland had a full time chaplain until 1965. It is now served by a part-time, seasonal Anglican chaplain.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Leysin Anglican Chaplaincy, Switzerland, comprising chaplains' books, 1910-1965 (Ms 16945), and photographs of the interior of the chapel, early 20th century (Ms 16945A). They were catalogued in 1977 and 1985 by members of Guildhall Library staff.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of Leysin Anglican Chaplaincy were deposited by the Commonwealth and Continental Church Society in 1977. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also DL/E/A to DL/E/E for papers relating to the Diocese of London Overseas Jurisdiction; CLC/318 for the Diocese in Europe and CLC/319 for the Diocese of Gibraltar.


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:
August to October 2010.

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