Date of creation: 1956 to 1992
CCCW Catalogue: GLA
Keywords: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Anglican Church
Mark Glasswell (1938-95) graduated B.A.from the University of Durham in 1960 and trained for Anglican orders at Westcott House, Cambridge, being ordained in 1967. From 1965 to 1974, he was a lecturer at Fourah Bay College, an institution founded by C.M.S. affiliated to Durham University until 1967, thereafter a constituent college of the University of Sierra Leone. From 1975 to 1985, he was a lecturer in the Department of Religion at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. After his return to England in 1985, he continued his active links with African Christians. The extensive collection of material gives valuable insight into the church and education in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe, as well as the wider Anglican Communion. The archive substantial correspondence includes locally-published material by John Mbiti, John Pobee, and other African theologians and substantial papers of Canon Professor Harry Sawyer, theologian in Sierra Leone and Barbados. There is also administrative material and publications relating to the universities, and to several west African churches and the World Council of Churches from the 1960s onwards.
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