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Name of Library: General Conference of the New Church

Address: Swedenborg House, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH

Town: London

Telephone: 020 7227 9340




Alternative names


Mrs. Frances Fisher

Job Title

Secretary, Library and Archives Committee

Purpose and main user community of the library

To hold works of and about Emanuel Swedenborg and the General Conference of the New Church, including its publications and archives.

Terms of access

Strictly by appointment

Opening hours

By arrangement

Disabled access

Situated in basement; no lift


No.The library is a reference library, and does notl lend.



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



Pamphlets (1,000); minute books, registers of various local churches and other related

societies and insitutions; minute books of General Conference; national magazines.

Volumes added per year



The Christian theological teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), the Swedish

scientist, philosopher and theologian.

Special Collections

Early Latin and English translation first editions. An extensive set of editions of new church hymn books and liturgies published by the General Conference of the New Church and its associated bodies.


Miscellaneous letters

Research resource

The Christian theological teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Photocopying by arrangement

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff 1

Future plans


The collection aims as fully as possibly to hold copies of the records and publications of the

New Church.

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