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The Church House Westminster 1888 - 1988

Researched and compiled by R.J. Craven

Contents

 The Seal of The Corporation of the Church House Designed by Edward Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury. Below the figure of Our Lord stand two great spiritual forefathers of England: St Aidan and St Augustine.

Colour Plates  
Introduction 1
Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee - 1887 2
The Church House Scheme 3
The Site of the Church House 4
The Inauguration of the House 5
The New Buildings 6
The Laying of the Foundation Stone 7
The Great Hall 8
Lambeth Conference 9
The Church House Library 10
Uncertain Future 11
The Church Assembly 12
Improvements 13
Planning for Expansion 14
Opposition to Rebuilding 15
The End of the First Church House 16
The New Church House 17
Some Architectural Features 18
The Opening of the New Church House 19
The Church House in Wartime 20
'Churchill Club: Members Only' 21
The United Nations and the War Crimes Commission 22
The Post-War Corporation 23
The Re-Opening of the Assembly HaIl 24
A New Beginning 25
The Inauguration of the General Synod 26
Conferences and Inquiries at the Church House 27
The Centenary of the Corporation and Beyond 28
'Let the Great Big World Keep Turning' 29
The Future of the Corporation
[An appreclatlon by His Grace The Archbishop of Canterbury]
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From the Book "The Church House 1888-1988 - A Moment in the Life of the Church"
Published by the Corporation of the Church House in their Centenary Year