|Administrative History||The Friends of the Church in China organisation was set up in 1984 (its first Annual General Meeting was held on 29 Sep 1984) to encourage people in Britain who have a concern to understand what is happening in China and who want to maintain a praying fellowship with Chinese Christians. Its main object is to provide a common means of friendship, information, mutual support and understanding between Christians in the UK and Ireland and the Church in the People's Republic of China represented by the China Christian Council, by means of meetings, publications and visits. |
Reference: Information taken from the collection.
|Custodial History||This collection was deposited with Selly Oak Colleges Library in 1996/1997. It was transferred to the Orchard Learning Resources Centre which was opened in 1997 following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges Library and the Westhill College Library. In 2000, the custodianship of all archive collections held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre was transferred to the University of Birmingham|