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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/398
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1874-2003
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 14 production units.
Name of creator(s): St Batholomew's Anglican Church | Dinard, France


Administrative/Biographical history:

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.

William Faber gave land in Dinard, France, for an Anglican church to be built in memory of his mother and building began in 1869. The church was completed in 1870. Between 1871 and June 1940 there was a resident chaplain ministering to the British and Americans in Dinard. In 1926 the Association of the Anglican Church of Dinard was formed to maintain and improve the church and to ensure Church of England services were held there. After the Second World War the British-American community dwindled and it was no longer possible to maintain a full time chaplain.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Anglican church of Saint Bartholomew, Dinard, France, comprising a register of baptisms, service registers, minutes, visitations and notes on the history of the chaplaincy.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 2006 and catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 2007. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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.

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:
August to October 2010.

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