Records of the Cranmer Society, 1950 - 1983
Scope and Contents
There is a gap from 1967 of eight years between the two secretary's files and there are no formal minutes beyond 1965.
- 1950 - 1983
- University of Cambridge. Cranmer Society (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The society was formed on 1 February 1950 by John Taylor and Keith Watson for evangelical Anglican members of the university. It had three aims: (i) to provide instruction in the ''doctrines of the Reformation contained in the Thirty-Nine Articles of religion, the Homilies and the Book of Common Prayer'', (ii) ''to exhort unto the full and effectual use of the means of grace'', and (iii) to hold a service each term. It also began to organise a lecture programme. John Warren Gladwin, later Bishop of Chelmsford, was elected president in 1963. By the mid to late sixties the society was in abeyance. From 1975 onwards a group using the same name was formed with following three aims: (i) ''to uphold the distinctive biblical doctrines of the church of England'', (ii) ''to explain their relevance to church life today'', and (iii) ''to help undergraduates prepare for their future roles in church life.''
2 volume(s) : paper
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 12 November 2007. They had been deposited by P.W.L. Weller of the Cranmer Society with the Manuscripts Department on 14 November 1983 and had been give the classmark Ms.Add.8382.
The online catalogue entry was completed in December 2007.
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