The main series of records comprise:
7115/1/ DIOCESAN CONFERENCE MINUTES AND PAPERS 1928-1974
7115/2/ DIOCESAN BOARD OF FINANCE (1733)-1982
The Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance records include minutes; ledgers and cash books; accounts and papers relating to the Bishop's Challenge Fund; papers of the Finance Commission and Priorities Commission; parish trust funds, property deeds, accounts and statistical returns; and correspondence and papers relating to the division of the diocese of Winchester, glebe and tithes, church insurance, clergy stipends, pensions and grants, church property, stewardship and publicity. For annual reports, 1933, 1940-1941, 1948, 1955-1956, 1960 and 1968, see 6551/2/- and 1872/17.
7115/2/ Minutes 1927-1973
7115/2/ Ledgers, cash and account books and papers 1922-1969
For further Diocesan Fund cash books, 1928-1945, see 7300/3/1-4.
7115/2/ Bishop's Challenge Fund 1944-1960
On 13 July 1944 the Diocesan Conference approved the Bishop of Guildford's Challenge to the Diocese to raise one million pounds in the next ten years. The funds were to be for the provision and adequate payment of clergy and lay workers; the diocesan share in central funds for pensions and training; new churches, halls and parsonages in new districts; completion, furnishing and endowment of the first part of the new cathedral; church schools; and the church overseas.
7115/2/ Bishop's Finance Commission 1957-1958
7115/2/ Priorities Commission 1968
7115/2/ Trusts 1928-1969
7115/2/ Parish property deeds (1733)-1937
7115/2/ Parish accounts 1930-1976
2 complete series of parish income and expenditure accounts kept as samples.
7115/2/ Statistical returns 1926-1968
7115/2/ Division of the diocese of Winchester 1928-1939
7115/2/ Glebe and tithes 1878-1962
7115/2/ Insurance 1942-1958
7115/2/ Clergy stipends, pensions and grants 1927-1976
7115/2/ Church property 1932-1982
7115/2/ Stewardship 1959-1967
7115/2/ Publicity 1974-1984
7115/3/ BOARD OF FINANCE PARISH FILES 1929-1980
This series comprises files of two alphabetical series of correspondence between the Diocesan Board of Finance and individual parishes. The date range of the earlier series is roughly 1940s to 1960s (7115/3/1-145) and the later 1960s to 1970s (7115/3/146-313). A large part of the older series related to parsonage dilapidations and contained the same papers as in the Parsonage Board files. For this reason the older series was weeded of correspondence of a routine nature, and the dilapidations papers were removed and merged with the Parsonage Board files (7115/12/-). Material retained in the two series of parish files related to parish buildings (eg church halls), clergy stipends, sale and purchase of property, parish charities and trusts, plans of buildings and some copies of parish annual accounts. The later series of parish files was not weeded.
7115/4/ ABLE AND WILLING, LATER DAY SCHOOLS COMMITTEE 1937-1981
For minutes and papers of the Diocesan Education Committee and Able and Willing Committee, see 7255.
7115/5/ DIOCESAN CHURCH MUSIC COMMITTEE c.1920-1928
7115/6/ PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 1928-1974
7115/6/ Personnel Committee minutes and papers 1928-1958
7115/6/ Pensions 1933-1947
7115/6/ Curates and women workers grants papers 1948-1974
The curates and women workers grants papers include application form from parish, related correspondence, and copy of the parish annual accounts for the previous year.
7115/7/ DIOCESAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE CARE OF CHURCHES AND CHURCHYARDS 1918-1978
For minutes of the Diocesan Advisory Committee, 1927-1968, see 1685/-. For quinquennial inspection reports on churches, 1949-1979, see 1337/- and 1338/-. For photographs and drawings of churches, 1918-1935, see 1489/-. For NADFAS records of church furnishings, 1986-2003, see 6674/-. For plans of parsonage houses, 1826-1945, see 472/-
7115/7/ Correspondence and papers 1953-1978
7115/7/ Diocesan Advisory Committee parish case files 1955-1961
These files relate to church architecture, alterations to churches and issue of faculties. Files in number range 1505-1789, with gaps. They are listed with details of proposed alterations and covering dates.
7115/7/ Church drawings 1918-1922
The drawings are in pencil, chalk and pastel, and measure about 36 cms by 26 cms. They are signed 'CBP', but the identity of the artist is unknown. For further drawings of churches in the series, including other view of St Mary's, Guildford, see 1489/2/1-27.
7115/8/ DIOCESAN COUNCIL FOR WOMEN'S CHURCH WORK 1949-1971
7115/9/ DIOCESAN COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL WORK, LATER SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 1964-1975
7115/10/ DIOCESAN DILAPIDATIONS BOARD, LATER PARSONAGES BOARD 1943-1968
The Diocesan Dilapidations Board was established by resolution of the Diocesan Conference in July 1927. In July 1968 the Board was renamed the Diocesan Parsonages Board.
7115/10/ Minutes and papers 1943-1968
For minute books of the Dilapidations Board, from 1968 Parsonages Board, 1927-1962 and 1968-1977, see 7300/2/1-3.
7115/11/ DILAPIDATIONS BOARD, LATER PARSONAGES BOARD, PARISH FILES 1934-1974
The files contain the diocesan surveyor's reports on parsonage houses, with some plans (mainly of proposed new houses), and correspondence and papers relating to the sale and purchase of properties. Much routine correspondence relating to the maintenance of properties has not been retained. The minutes of the Board give details of the expenditure for which grants were made.
7115/12/ PASTORAL COMMITTEE 1906-1985
7115/12/ Minutes and papers 1948-1960
7115/12/ Parish case files 1906-1985
The files relate to the alteration of parish boundaries, merging of benefices, and developments in new parishes.
7115/13/ DIOCESAN GUILD OF CHURCH BELL RINGERS 1957
7115/14/ DIOCESE OF GUILDFORD WEST AFRICA FUND 1968-1970
7115/15/ DIOCESAN COUNCIL FOR UNITY AND MISSION 1971-1972
7115/16/ BISHOP'S VISITATION RETURNS 1949
The returns were made by each parish, prior to the bishop's visitation. They are in the form of a printed questionnaire with answers by the incumbent. For visitation returns, 2000, see 7647.
7115/17/ GUILDFORD CATHEDRAL 1936-1970
7115/17/ Correspondence, papers and photographs relating to Guildford Cathedral 1936-1970
7115/17/ Guildford New Cathedral Conventional District 1947-1961
7115/18/ FARNHAM CASTLE 1910-1962
Papers relating to the architecture, use, maintenance and contents of the Castle, formerly used as a residence for the Bishop of Winchester.
7115/19/ DIOCESAN HOUSE, GUILDFORD 1948-1964
7115/20/ DIOCESAN ARCHIVES 1927-1957
7115/21/ DEANERY SYNODS 1971-1978
7115/22/ PAPERS OF LT COL GORDON BLACKBURNE-KANE 1948-1958
7115/23/ COLLECTED PUBLICATIONS 1929-1974