From the Very Revd Robert Jeffery
Sir, - Canon David Winter is correct (Diary, 19 July). MECCA
was the Missionary and Ecumenical Council of the Church Assembly,
and was set up on 1 January 1964.
It was the amalgamation of the Council for Ecumenical
Co-operation and the Overseas Council of the Church Assembly. The
chairman was Sir Kenneth Grubb, and the dynamic secretary was Canon
I joined the staff on its first day. Since the recent death of
the Revd Barry Till, I am now the only person alive who was there
in those early days.
But it is quite right that the title would never be considered
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