Executive Committee Minutes 1

Scope and Content

Volume has index at the front

Minutes date from 20 Jan 1938 to 25 Nov 1947

There are no agendas.

Particular items:

2 Jun 1938 - appoint a General Purposes Committee to deal with Conference arrangements and the Annual Service

18 Jul 1938 - report of General Purposes Committee; suggested Advisory Council for the Society to widen its scope; draft of letter to Secretary of Council for Christian Faith and the Common Life; draft programme of conference on 10-12 Jan 1939

22 Sep 1938 - suggestion to form local groups; the need to call a Special Meeting so that a General Council for the Society could be formed

27 Oct 1938 - proposed agenda for General Council

6 Dec 1938 - report of Special Meeting; report of sub-committee

21 Feb 1938 - appeal for funds; memorandum to the Archbishops

21 Mar 1939 - final draft of memorial to Lambeth

26 Apr 1939 - new draft of the constitution

Letter dated 20 Apr 1939 from J Oldfield to Miss Belfield, Chair of Executive Committee, concerning the constitution

21 Jun 1939 - revision of committee under the new constitution

11 Sep 1939 - emergency meeting - files of the Society to be kept at Miss Carter's house and to carry on Society business from there until other arrangements made

24 May 1940, 3 Jul 1940 - report of the Anglican sub-committee - proposal to admit women to the Lay Readership (considered by Bishops and rejected)

24 Jun 1942 - proposals for re-constituting the Society

11 Sep 1942 - first meeting as Society for the Equal Ministry of Men and Women in the Church (Interdenominational); personnel of new committee; Miss D Solomon, new Chair, and Mrs Howard Lewis, vice-Chair; report of Special General Meeting and Financial Appeal and other Literature - decided to set up a Literature sub-committee

16 Oct 1942 - formation of local branches

18 Dec 1942 - minutes are loose

24 Jun 1943 - proposals for Presidents (Mrs Corbett Ashby and Dr Lofthouse), vice presidents and Executive Committee

22 Jul 1943, 23 Sep 1943 - proposed Autumn conference on education

23 Sep 1943 - new Branch of the Society created at Mere

16 Dec 1943 - Women's World Day of Prayer

23 Mar 1944, 18 Apr 1944, 16 May 1944 - arrangements for use of list of signature to resolution

10 Oct 1944, 8 Dec 1944 - policy with regard to the Bishop of Hong Kong's action in ordaining a Chinese Deaconess

7 Nov 1944, 6 Feb 1944, 6 Mar 1944 - office accommodation

6 Nov 1945 - Annual General Meeting - details of new office holders

8 Jan 1946 - possibilities of devotional meetings / study groups

12 Feb 1946 - report of the General Purposes sub-committee - need for full-time organising secretary

12 Mar 1946 - appointment of organising secretary

9 Apr 1946 - first results of appeal for special fund

14 May 1946 - Chinese synod and the Hong Kong ordination

10 Sep 1946 - questionnaire from the World Council of Churches

13 May 1947, 10 Jun 1947, 16 Sep 1947 - Lambeth Conference agenda

25 Nov 1947 - ordination of women in China and formation of an Anglican ad hoc committee