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SAINT PAUL'S CHURCH, ATHENS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/395
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SAINT PAUL'S CHURCH, ATHENS
Date(s): 1819-2002
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 59 production units.
Name of creator(s): St Paul's Anglican Church | Athens, Greece

Context

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.

On 16 April 1838 the foundation stone of an Anglican church was laid in Athens. The church was consecrated by the Bishop of Gibraltar on Palm Sunday 1843.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Athens, Greece, including registers of baptisms 1834-1934, marriages 1840-2001, and burials 1835-1934, as well as service registers, minutes, correspondence and accounts.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, Greek, French and German.

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: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the chaplaincy in February 1989 and July 2002. They were catalogued in 1989 and 2002 by members of Guildhall Library staff. 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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