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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1083
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1837-1912
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Church Commissioners | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Church Commissioners were formed in 1948 by joining together two bodies - Queen Anne's Bounty and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The Church Commissioners are based at Church House, Great Smith Street, London. They moved there in March 2007 to work under one roof with the Archbishops' Council and the Church of England Pensions Board.

The Commissioners' role is to manage the Church's historic assets, today invested in stock market shares and property, to produce money to support the Church's ministry. The Church Commissioners meet some 18% of the Church's total running costs.

The Church Commissioners' main responsibilities are: to obtain the best possible long term return from a diversified investment portfolio in order (1) to meet their pension commitments and (2) to provide the maximum sustainable funding for their other purposes such as support for the work of bishops, cathedrals and parish ministry; in doing so, to pay particular regard to making 'additional provision for the cure of souls in parishes where such assistance is most required'; to administer the legal framework for pastoral reorganisation and settle the future of redundant churches.

Source: (accessed June 2009).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Church Commissioners, 1837-1912, comprising architect's drawings, specifications and correspondence relating to parsonage houses in various parishes including Saint Anne, Brondesbury; Christ Church, Ealing; Holy Trinity, Finchley; Saint John the Baptist, Isleworth; Holy Trinity, Northwood; Christ Church, Roxeth Park; Saint John, South Mimms; Saint Michael and All Angels, Stonebridge and Saint John, Wembley.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to the records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1970 (Acc/1083).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further material relating to the Church Commissioners can be found at references ACC/0981, ACC/1485, DC, LMA/4204, O/042 and O/272.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
July to October 2009

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