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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitlePapers of Patricia Pinkerton
Ref NoPINKERTON
Box Fetch NoBox 01
LevelCollection
Date1986-2008
Extent1 folder
Admin Biographical HistorySee the biography for Pinkerton; Patricia Edith (fl.1994); feminist priest
Custodial HistoryThese papers were in the possession of Patricia Pinkerton who donated them to The Women's Library@LSE
DescriptionThis archive consists of correspondence and other papers relating to Patricia Pinkerton's struggle to become licenced for ministry within the Church of England.

Papers include:
- Certification of Patricia Pinkerton's ordination as a priest within the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, Apr 1986
- Reference from the Bishop of El Camino Real, Nov 1986
- Permission under the Overseas and Other Clergy (Ordination) Measure, 1967, permitting Patricia to serve as a Deacon for three years, 10 Oct 1988
- Licence as Assistant Curate, 2 Dec 1988
- Declaration of Assent by Patricia, on her being licensed to perform the office of Stipendiary Curate in the Benefice of Coleford with Staunton, 2 Dec 1988
- Photograph of Patricia at St John's Coleford, 1989
- Licence as Assistant Curate, 18 Nov 1990
- Declaration of Assent by Patricia, on her being licensed to perform the office of Stipendiary Curate in the Benefice of Coleford with Staunton with special responsibility to Broadwell and Milkwall, 18 Nov 1990
- Permission under the Overseas and Other Clergy (Ordination) Measure, 1967, permitting Patricia to serve as a Deacon, 20 May 1991
- Licence as Minister-in-Charge, St Briavels with Hewelsfield, 5 Feb 1992
- Diocese of Gloucester press release 'First woman appointed as Minister-in-Charge', 12 Nov 1991
- Permission under the Overseas and Other Clergy (Ordination) Measure, 1967, permitting Patricia to serve as a Deacon, 13 May 1994
- Licence as Priest in Charge, St Briavels with Hewelsfield, 13 May 1994
- Order of service for The Ordination of Priests, 13-14 May 1994
- Newspaper photograph of newly-ordained women priests, Gloucester Diocese
- Ministry Review for Patricia: notes of meeting, 1 Feb 1995
- Copy form of resignation of Priest-in-Charge, St Briavels with Hewelsfield, 31 Aug 1997
- Notification of early retirement on 31 Aug 1997
- Permission to officiate in the Diocese of Gloucester, 1999-2000, with renewals to 2005-2008
- Autobiographical account of experiences, Jan 2002
Related MaterialThe Women's Library@LSE also holds:
Records of the Group for Rescinding the Act of Synod (GRAS)
Records of St Joan's International Alliance (2SJA)
Records of the Anglican Group for the Ordination of Women to the Historic Ministry of the Church (5AGO)
Records of the Catholic Women's Ordination (5RCW)
Records of the Society for the Ministry of Women in the Church (5SMW)
Records of Women Word Spirit (5WWS)
Records of the Movement for the Ordination of Women (6MOW)
Papers of Agnes Maude Royden (7AMR)
Papers of Dorothea Edith Belfield (7DEB)
Papers of Everild Feeny (7EMF)
Papers of Ursula Roberts (7URO)
Papers of Vivienne Lake (7VEL)
Papers of Victoria Liddiard (7VLI)
The Women's Library printed collection also holds periodicals for the relevant organisations; search LSE 'LibrarySearch'.
Related RecordGRAS
6MOW
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThis collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.
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