Executive Committee Minutes 2

Scope and Content

Executive Committee Minutes date from 27 Jan 1948 to 14 Nov 1957

At the back of the volume are minutes of Annual General Meetings dating from 12 Nov 1948 to 20 Jun 1957

Particular items:

Executive Committee minutes:

27 Jul 1948 - report of Ad hoc Committee for Lambeth Conference - petition delivered to Lambeth Palace; reorganisation of the Society

18 Apr 1949 - finance and membership

Receipts and expenditure account for the year ending 31 Mar 1949

2 Jun 1949 - question of the ministry of Laywomen; Synod of Church of Ireland had passed a Bill to enable women to become members of the Diocesan Synods and Councils

13 Sep 1949 - future of the Society; lease of office

25 Mar 1950 - plans for re-starting the Society

30 Jan 1951 - report of secretarial and office sub-committee

16 Jun 1953 - Maude Royden becomes additional vice-president

27 Apr 1954 - Vera Brittain becomes a member

15 Nov 1954 - new statement concerning Deaconesses discussed

15 Nov 1955, 1 May 1956, 13 Nov 1956, 16 May 1957 - sub-committee to consider title of the Society

9 Feb 1956 - Society justifying its existence

Annual General Meetings minutes:

25 May 1951 - proposals relating to constitution; report of small conference held in Oxford concerning lay readership for women

20 May 1952 - report on the activities of the Society 1949-1952 discussion of Lay Readership

16 Jun 1953 - discussion on change of title

14 Jun 1955 - statements re the position in a) the Free Churches and b) the Anglican Church

21 Jun 1956 - title of the Society 'Society for the Full Ministry of Women in the Church (Interdenominational)'

20 Jun 1957 - title of Society 'Society for the Ministry of Women in the Church (Interdenominational)'

Typescript report for years 1947-1948, 1949-1950, 1952-1953, 1953-1954, 1955, 1955-1956, 1956-1957, 1957-1958

Statement of accounts for year 1950-1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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