"An important sector of my work, these three and a half years, has been the exploration of this new office, its usefulness and its needs. I'm sure that none who supported the proposal at Lambeth, 1958, would have felt able to give more than a partial job description, at best. .... It was understood, I felt, that one of my first duties must be to explore what was required and what was appropriate, if the hopes of the bishops were to be fulfilled. What I now present is is the result of that exploration, at least as far as specific recommendations for the next stage in the development of this office, and the reasons for them. I add four prefatory notes. First, this paper should be read in conjunction with the parallel proposals on the structure of the Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy. Second I would hope that it might be read as having the least possible personal reference to myself. .... The third comment is really only to underline the word 'appropriate' as used two paragraphs before. .... Finally, I believe it is not yet possible to think of the Executive Officer as a position rather than a person." -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Stephen F. Bayne, Jr. -- I: Questions -- II: Summary / Stephen F. Bayne, Jr.
Note printed on verso of t.-p.: "N.B. This document is confidential, until released by the Executive Officer. It is intended for circulation and discussion by the members of the Lambeth Consultative Body and the Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy, and such advisory and other persons only as are designated to receive it. It has no official standing or authority save as may be given it by appropriate action. Its use for general public discussion is not authorized".