SIR RONALD STORRS ON THE PROTESTANTISATION OF THE COPTS AND OTHER EASTERN CHRISTIANS – A DENATIONALISATION IN EFFECT

DIOSCORUS BOLES ON COPTIC NATIONALISM

Storrs

Ronald Storrs (From University of Cambridge Digital Library, Pembroke College Archives)

Sir Ronald Henry Amherst Storrs (1881 – 1955) was a British administrator who served the British Empire in Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus, and Northern Rhodesia. In Egypt, he worked at the Finance Ministry of the Egyptian Government in 1904, and in 1909 he became Oriental Secretary to the British Agency, a position he held until 1917, when he moved to Jerusalem to become its Military Governor.

Storrs was a devout Anglican, and he came from a family closely connected with the Anglican Church: his father was John Storrs, the Dean of Rochester (1845 – 1928). One of his brothers was the Rt. Rev. Christopher Evelyn Storrs (1896 – 1978), an Anglican bishop, while one of sisters, Monica Melanie Storrs (1888 – 1967), became a missionary in the Peace River area of Canada.

In the Middle East, he came in touch…

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