- 1946-1993 (Creation)
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Loose papers in 1 manila folder
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The son of Samuel Martin Johnstone and his wife Elyne, J.R.L. Johnstone was born September 15th 1914 in Parramatta and baptised at St John's Cathedral. He was educated at the King's School, Moore Theological College and the University of Sydney, where he studied law. He was ordained in 1940 and served in the parishes of Pymble, Mosman, Carlingford and Beecroft. From 1942-1982 he was Rector of St John's Beecroft and Cheltenham. He was also visiting lecturer in church law at Moore College 1948-1964, as well as Canon of St Andrew's Cathderal from 1963.
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Includes correspondence relating to the Constitution of the Anglican Church of Australia, letters to Prime Minister Whitlam and correspondence with D.B. Knox relating to his role as lecturer in Church Law and the donation of Samuel Marsden's sermon manuscripts to Moore College in 1961.
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