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Cathedral Church of All Saints, Nairobi

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 388

Scope and Contents

Material collected by Hopkins during his time as Provost, the majority relating to the funding, planning, construction and consecration of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Nairobi, 1952.

1 Ceremony of the Laying of the Foundation Stone for the Extension of All Saints' Cathedral, Nairobi (1949)
2 The Form and Order of the Civic Service of Thanksgiving for the Granting of the Royal Charter to Nairobi (1950)
3 Civic Ceremony Invitation to Prayer (1950)
4 The Cathedral of the Highlands Fund Raising brochure (1950)
5 Order of Service re Ceremony of the Presentation of Royal Letters Patent, re Status of Nairobi becoming a City (1950) 2 copies
6 United National Memorial Service to His Late Majesty King George VI (1952)
7 Service of Loyal Prayer on Occasion of the Visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh (1952)
8 Petition to Bishop of Mombasa asking him to Consecrate completed Cathedral (1952)
9 The Form and Order of Consecration of Nairobi Cathedral (1952) 3 copies
10 Order of Service of Family Communion (1952)
11 Service of Festal Evensong on Completion of the House of God (1952) 2 copies
12 Nairobi Cathedral Consecration Ceremony timing instructions (1952) 2 copies
13 Consecration Ceremony Procession Instructions
14 Sentence of Consecration
15 All Saints' Cathedral, Nairobi, Constitution and Statutes (1953)
16 Friends of the Cathedral Invitation letter to the Consecration Service (1952)
17 Post Consecration Luncheon Menu and Speech List (1952)
18 Script of Mayor's Speech of Welcome at Post Consecration Luncheon (1952)
19 Script of Governor’s Speech of Welcome at Post Consecration Luncheon (1952)
20 The State Service of Prayer and Thanksgiving at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (1953)
21 A small file of letters celebrating the consecration of the cathedral from the Methodist Missionary Society; Lieutenant General A.M. Cameron of the East African Command; the Church Missionary Society; Geoffrey Allen, Bishop in Egypt; and the British and Foreign Bible Society (1952)
22 Broadcast Appeal by Provost to raise money for extension to Cathedral (1949)
23 Invitation to Consecration (1952)
24 ‘Evangelistic Mission in Nairobi’, article from unidentified journal by H.A. Evan Hopkins
25 Appeal by Sir Philip Mitchell, Governor of Kenya, re raising money to build the extension to the Cathedral from ‘East African and Rhodesia’, 3 Nov. 1949
26 Artist’s illustration of the projected extension of the Cathedral, ‘The Crown Colonist’, January 1950
27 A small file of newspaper cuttings relating to the consecration of the cathedral (1952)
28 ‘Mau Mau’, an article by H.A. Evan Hopkins in ‘Crusade’, Aug. 1955
29 Caricature of H.A. Evan Hopkins appearing in ‘Comment’, 3 Mar. 1950


  • Creation: 1949 - 1955

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Biographical / Historical

Hugh Alexander Evan Hopkins was educated at Haileybury and Emanuel College, Cambridge, and entered the Church of England. He was appointed Prevost of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Nairobi, in 1947. He was instrumental in the campaign to complete the cathedral, which was consecrated in 1952. He returned to England in 1955.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Harold Hopkins, son of Hugh Alexander Evan Hopkins, in 2014.


Hopkins, Hugh Alexander Evan, clergyman of the Church of England

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