Correspondence and Memoranda with Ecclesiastical Commissioners and others 1936 - 1939
Draft list with annotations ‘Guildford Cathedral – Procedures required’. 1936. Part A. Procedures not requiring Measures. Part B. Procedures requiring Measures. Outline of Possible Measures.
Letter from Kenneth Macmorr.an to the Bishop commenting on the documents. 22 October 1936
Memo to ‘My dear Chancellor Macmorran]’, unsigned, noting his views and commenting on the need for forma consultation with the Cathedral Commissioners. 26 October 1936
Memo to Brister from the Bishop enclosing Chancellor Macmorran’s letter asking for a response concerning the proposed endowment. 26 October 1936
Letter to Bishop Golding-Bird from H Sharp, Secretary to the Cathedral.l Commissioners for England outlining the changes that would be involved in the scheme for the erection of a new Cathedral in Guild-ford. 5 June 1936.
Memorandum of talk with Sir Henry Sharp at Cathedral Commissioners 2 June 1936
Letter from Kenneth Macmorran, Chancellor [of the Diocese], to the Bishop accepting an invitation to dine and stay and listing several points concerning the Cathedral for the Bishop’s attention. 8 July 1936
Memorandum: talk with Mr Brister and Sir Henry Sharp at the Ecclesiastical Commission on 29 July 19336
Memo to Scott about the need to introduce a Measure into the Assembly for the de-cathedralization of Holy Trinity, Guildford and the making the new Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Diocese. 30 July 1936
Memo of a talk with Mr Brister about the endowment for the new District and about the Winchester Canonry. . 25 June 1936
Draft letter to ‘My dear Don’ [unsigned], outlining the views of Denman, Sir George Middleton and Bishop Golding-Bird and suggesting a meeting with the Archbishop to clarify some points. 26 June 1936.
Letter from H Sharp, Secretary, Cathedral Commissioners for England, to the Bishop of Guildford, advising him that the Commissioners are willing to give general assistance once the status of the new Cathedral Church has been settled by those responsible for the decision. 29 June 1936
Letter from the Bishop to Sir Henry Sharp stating that the opinion of the Diocese is quite clearly in favour of a Parish Church Cathedral 30 June 1936.
Letter from the Lionel Edward Blackburne, Dean of Ely, to the Bishop of Guildford on the subject of the new Cathedral Parish 2 July 1936
Letter from Alan C Don at Lambeth Palace to the Bishop of Guildford stating that the Archbishop has no strong feelings either way though he points out that there is no precedent for the new Cathedral becoming a Parish Church Cathedral. It is a matter for be settled by the Diocese . 8 July 1936
Letter to ‘Lucas’ [unsigned] outlining progress towards creating a new parish for the Cathedral. 14 July 1936
Letter from W H Webb, Assistant Secretary, Ecclesiastical Commission, to the Bishop f Guildford advising him that the Ecclesiastical Commissioners expect to look favourably on a proposal for a new Ecclesiastical District when this is put forward. 31 July 1936
Letter [unsigned] to the Bishop advising him that he has spoken to Lucas about then new Cathedral parish and he is now coming round to the idea. Further discussions will be held in the autumn. 7 August 1936.
Letter from Kenneth Macmorran to the Bishop saying that the draft seems sound. and enclosing a memorandum. 12 September 1936
Memorandum. Rough draft of a Measure for the new Parish. Signed Kenneth Macmorran, 12 September 1936.
Letter from H Brinter of the Ecclesiastical Commission to the Bishop about the proposed Cathedral Measure. 9 November 1936
Letter from Kenneth Macmorran to the Bishop . 18 November 1936
Letter from Kenneth Macmorran to the Bishop. 1 March 1937
Letter [unsigned] to Brister setting out progress on the Guildford Cathedral Measure 27 March 1937
Letter to Sir Henry Sharp [from the Bishop] concerning the establishment of a new parish and enclosing a draft Measure for consideration by the Cathedrals Commissioners 24 April 1937
Letter from Sir Henry Sharp to the Bishop advising him of the Cathedral Commissioners favourable response and suggested addition to the draft Measure. 28 April 1937.
Letter from H Brister to the Bishop advising him of minor alterations to the draft Measure suggested by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and also referring to Canon Southam who has not yet been installed.28 April 1937
Letter to Scott (later amended to ‘Sir Philip’) concerning the submission of the draft Measure to the ‘Standing Committee’. 6 May 1937
Copy of letter to Sir Philip Baker-Wilbraham from Sir Henry Sharp concerning The Guildford Cathedral Measure and detailing some minor adjustments to sections of the Measure.12 July 1937
Letter from Kenneth Macmorran to the Bishop of Guildford discussing various points relating to the Measure. 18 September 1937
Letter to Sir Henry Sharp discussing points raised in recent correspondence about the Measure. 17 July 1937
Letter from P B Wilbraham . Secretary to the Church Assembly, to the Bishop concerning proposed amendments to the Measure which is before the Assembly. 28 July 1937
Letter from W H Mouncey, Ecclesiastical Commissioners, enclosing a form for the assignment of a separate District for the Cathedral. 6 December 1938
Reminder from W H Mouncey that the form must be submitted by the end of the month. 18 January 1939.
Memo from Bishop to Ecclesiastical Commissioners querying the appropriate date for this application as the |Cathedral cannot be ready before 1941.. 20 January 1939
Letter stating that the application may be postponed if there is no prospect of any portion of the building becoming ready for use.24 January 1939
Letter from [unnamed] to Brown agreeing that the application for a grant for the new District should be postponed 22 February 1939
Letter to the Bishop from Brown at Ecclesiastical Commissioners agreeing to hold up the application until next year. 23 February 1939.
Ecclesiastical Commissioners Form ‘Application to the Commissioners for the Assignment of a District to a consecrated Church’, completed by hand for the proposed new Cathedral but not signed or dated.