Thomas, Reverend Griffith

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Chronological register of sermons preached by Revd. Griffith Thomas in connection with his work for the Church Committee for Church Defence 1903-1912; chronological registers of lecturers in connection with Revd. Griffith Thomas' work for the Church Committee for Church Defence 1903-1912; notes for proposed address at Mountain Ash on the indebtedness of the nation to the church 1906; manuscript handbook for lecturers, speakers and secretaries in connection with St. David's Diocese's Church Defence League 1907; note books containing notes by Revd. Griffith Thomas and press-cuttings on the subjects of disestablishment and disendowment 1906-1911; exercise-books containing press-cuttings relating to church history 1909-1910; files and album of press-cuttings concerned with disestablishment and the Welsh Church 1898-1928; miscellaneous publications relating to the Disestablishment Movement 1883-1911; letters from Revd. Griffith Thomas to T. Martin Tilby, secretary to the Central Church Committee relating to his lecturing expenses, collections and work for the Llandaff and St. David's Diocese Branches of the Committee 1909-1913; miscellaneous reports 1883-1891; file of papers relating to the affairs of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales 1919-1920; exercise-book containing rough notes by Sir John Sankey on the proceedings of the Church Re-construction Committee, and of other church meetings; also rough notes on draft constitution of the Church in Wales, notes for speeches c1919-1927; miscellaneous pamphlets relating to the Church in Wales 1934 and 1945; note-books containing press-cuttings with some manuscript notes, relating to Welsh Educational Controversies (1870-1905) compiled by Revd. Griffith Thomas c1903-1909; programme of the ceremony marking the laying of the foundation stone of new University College Buildings at Singleton by King George V 1920.

Administrative / Biographical History

Reverend Griffith Thomas was a former vicar of Llangyfelach-cum-Morriston. He worked for the Church Committee for Church Defence and was Church Defence Lecturer for the dioceses of Llandaff and St. David's from 1903-1912. Griffith Thomas was heavily involved with the disestablishment of the church in Wales and with religious education.

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