Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA14
TitleRecords of the Friends of the Church in China
Extent7 standard boxes
DescriptionVarious papers, including correspondence relating to the inception of the Friends of the Church in China, its charitable status and other general correspondence.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
Finding AidsThis is a preliminary description and will be enhanced at a future date. For further information please contact Special Collections.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe 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 HistoryThis 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
Related MaterialSpecial Collections, University of Birmingham holds a rich collection of archives relating to missions, charities and other religious and ecclesiastical organisations and individuals. These include the Papers of David Macdonald Paton (1913-1992), a missionary in China (GB 0151 DA34).