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Hospital Chaplains, Edinburgh Diocese of the Episcopal Church of Scotland

Identifier: GD1-51

Scope and Contents

List of duties; routines and timetables; visiting etiquette; scriptural texts; list of Church property; annual and Christmas accounts; baptism, confirmation and burials registers; annual returns 1939-1960; graphs relating to activities 1927-1962


  • 1927-1962

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Biographical / Historical

Prior to Herbert T. Coles's appointment in 1940, Episcopalian hospital patients were visited by ministers on a rota basis. As well as providing cover for normal church services, the principal duty of the Supernumerary and Hospital Chaplain was to make Communion and pastoral visits to those receiving care in a variety of institutions in and around Edinburgh. Initially over 20 local institutions were visited and, in 1960, a second Chaplain was appointed (Rev. C. F. Crichton).


1 item: bound volume


Chronological within record class

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History


Immediate Source of Acquisition

National Archives of Scotland (Scottish Record Office), July 1991


No further accessions are expected
Hospital Chaplains, Edinburgh Diocese of the Episcopal Church of Scotland
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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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