Records of York Council of Churches

Scope and Content

Constitution, 1982; minutes of meetings of the executive and annual general meetings, 1982-1997; minutes of the millennium group for the diocese, 1997-1998; correspondence, 1984-1998; newsletters, 1984-1999; church profile forms, c.1980s; report on the church and young people, 1995; reports on millennial celebrations, 1997; papers relating to ‘A Celebration of Healing’ including orders of service, administrative papers, correspondence and publicity material, all 1991; papers relating to Pilgrim’s Way, York, including York steering group minutes, 1996-1997, papers of attending pilgrims, c.1997, orders of service for the Minster service, c.1997, and correspondence, c.1997.

Administrative / Biographical History

The York Council of Churches, or YCC, is a branch of the World Council of Churches which was founded in 1948. The World Council describes itself as a ‘worldwide fellowship of global, regional and sub-regional, national and local churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service.’

Delegates sent from member churches meet every seven or eight years in an Assembly, which elects a Central Committee that governs between Assemblies. A variety of other committees and commissions answer to the Central Committee and its staff. Assemblies have been held since 1948.

In 1991 the YCC held a Celebration of Healing in York Minster and in 1997 they participated in Pilgrim’s Way, a national pilgrimage to commemorate the arrival of St Augustine in England in 597. Today the YCC holds an annual service of witness in York Minster on Good Friday open to Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists, Quakers and other Christian denominations.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 2000.

Note

The York Council of Churches, or YCC, is a branch of the World Council of Churches which was founded in 1948. The World Council describes itself as a ‘worldwide fellowship of global, regional and sub-regional, national and local churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service.’

Delegates sent from member churches meet every seven or eight years in an Assembly, which elects a Central Committee that governs between Assemblies. A variety of other committees and commissions answer to the Central Committee and its staff. Assemblies have been held since 1948.

In 1991 the YCC held a Celebration of Healing in York Minster and in 1997 they participated in Pilgrim’s Way, a national pilgrimage to commemorate the arrival of St Augustine in England in 597. Today the YCC holds an annual service of witness in York Minster on Good Friday open to Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists, Quakers and other Christian denominations.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 11.05.15.

Conditions Governing Use

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Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Additional Information

Published

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