Diocesan Evangelistic Council

Scope and Content

The records are divided into 8 series as follows:

  • Minutes, 1932-1948, 1952-1972
  • Administrative Files, 1944-1973
  • Canon Missioner Fund, 1918
  • Reports, 1969-1971
  • Financial papers, 1968-1972
  • Training Institutes, papers & correspondence, 1968-1971
  • Filey Church Conference 1970, correspondence & papers c1968-1970
  • Secretary's papers D.G. Galliford DEC secretary & training officer (unlisted), c1966-c1971

Administrative / Biographical History

By the 1930s statistics were beginning to show that increasingly large numbers of people were becoming disconnected with organised Christianity. The Diocesan Evangelistic Council was constituted in 1936 by the Archbishop to be the chief missionary agency to try to reverse this trend within the diocese. The Diocesan Evangelistic Council closed in 1972.