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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA24/6/12
TitleCorrespondence with Paul Lee
Extent2 files
Date1957-1973
DescriptionCorrespondence with Paul Lee [Paul Ch'onhwan Li], first Korean Bishop of Seoul (1965-), dated 2 Oct 1957 - 4 Sep 1959 and 23 Feb 1965 - 8 Jan 1973. Correspondence 1957-1959, concerns Father Paul Lee's time in England including the year spent at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, the Central College of the Anglican Communion. Correspondence from 1965, relates to his time as Bishop of Seoul, and concerns diocesan administration and financial matters. Includes general accounts and details of expenditure on the Mission orphanages from 1965.
ArrangementCorrespondence in 2 parts, chronological order
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryPaul Ch'on-hwan Li was ordained to the priesthood in 1953, and was initially responsible for the parish of Sangju. In 1957 he was sent to England, where he spent a year at Mirfield and in a Midland parish, and a year at St Augustine's College, Canterbury, 1958-1959. He returned to Korea in 1959, and was based at Ch'ongju where he founded and ran a catechist's training school. He became an archdeacon, and also sat on the board of governors at Yonsei University. In 1965 the Diocese of Korea was divided into two, with the capital and province forming a new diocese of Seoul with Paul Lee consecrated as its first Korean Bishop.

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