Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/354
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: ENGLISH CHURCH, GENEVA
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): English Church | Geneva, Switzerland
The Bishop of London was held to exercise responsibility for Anglican churches overseas where no other bishop had been appointed. He retained responsibility for churches in northern and central Europe until 1980, but his jurisdiction in southern Europe ceased in 1842 on the creation of the diocese of Gibraltar. In 1980, the Bishop of London divested himself of all overseas jurisdiction and a new diocese of 'Gibraltar in Europe' was established.
The Anglican church in Geneva, Holy Trinity, was constructed in 1853.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the English Church, Geneva, Switzerland, comprising: register of baptisms, marriages and burials, 1817-29 (Ms 10926A/1); orders of service, 1922 and 1933 (Ms 23514); and official regulations, 1920 (Ms 23515).
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Ms 10926A/1 was deposited in Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section by the London Diocesan Registry in 1963. Ms 23514-15 were deposited by the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe in 1988. They were catalogued by members of Guildhall Library staff in 1985 and 1988. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
See also DL/E/E/026/10926B and DL/E/D/011/MS19230/26.
See also DL/E/A to DL/E/E for papers relating to the Diocese of London Overseas Jurisdiction; CLC/318 for the Diocese in Europe and CLC/319 for the Diocese of Gibraltar.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: August to October 2010.