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Records of the Cambridge Student Christian Council and associated Ecumenical Fellowship Groups, 1963 - 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.99

Scope and Contents

From the Management Group:

The category - Student administration and support records - comprises records relating to student admissions at all levels, graduate students, visiting senior scholars, student careers advice and welfare, together with the records of clubs and societies.


  • Creation: 1963 - 1984


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Biographical / Historical

The council was created in the mid 1960s to act as an umbrella group for eight of the fourteen student Christian groups in Cambridge. It aimed to coordinate the groups' meetings; organise joint events at university level; encourage joint events at college level; and to provide a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to Christian unity in the university. The council was renamed ''Christians in Unity in Cambridge'' in the Easter Term of 2004 restating its aim as the promotion of communication, understanding and support between Christian groups. The website of Christians in Unity can be found at: The Ecumenical Fellowship Groups were created under the auspices of the C.S.C.C. in the late 1960s. They were small groups of about ten persons meeting together to provide spiritual companionship, an intimate forum for discussing the Christian faith and some Bible study opportunities. Additionally some groups participated in church services; outreach; community service activities; and social events.


21 file(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 8 May 2008. They had been deposited by T.D. Harrison (Sidney Sussex College and Chairman of the E.F.G) with the Manuscripts Department on 1 September 1986 and had been given the classmark Ms.Add.8644.

Related Materials

Copies of ''Unity'' the Ecumenical Fellowship Groups' newsletter, 1973- , are available in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library (classmark: Cam.a.21.13.1- ).


The online catalogue entry was completed in May 2008.


Cambridge Student Christian Council; Ecumenical Fellowship Groups

Finding aid date

2008-05-05 11:39:31+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom