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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/392
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1863-1976
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 19 production units.
Name of creator(s): St Mark's Anglican Church | Lucerne, Switzerland


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.

The Anglican church in Lucerne, Switzerland, was established to serve the English tourists who visited the area.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Saint Mark's Anglican Church, Lucerne, Switzerland. The records comprise: chaplains' books, 1894-1970 (incomplete) (Ms 15706); baptisms 1864-1976, marriages 1884-1973, and burials 1863-1961 (Ms 21330-2, 21473-5); and miscellaneous papers, 1891-1928 (Ms 21476). They were catalogued by various members of Guildhall Library staff from 1977.

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:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of St Mark's Church, Lucerne, were deposited in Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section at various dates.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also CLC/406 for more records of St Mark's, Lucerne.

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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