Church Missionary Society


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Cultural formation Frances Ridley Havergal
FRH grew up in a pious Anglican family, and was later deeply religious herself, as evident in her writings. She developed an interest in the Church Missionary Society (as well as its Irish counterpart), the...
Cultural formation Jean Ingelow
Presumably white, JI was born into the English middle class, though her mother was of Scottish background. She apparently inherited her Evangelical leanings from her mother also. From an early age she attended meetings of...
Family and Intimate relationships Carola Oman
Having worked before her marriage with the Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants (founded by Octavia Hill ), Mary Oman worked in Oxford for innumerable charities including the Church Missionary Society .
Oman, Carola. An Oxford Childhood. Hodder and Stoughton, 1976.
She supported...
Family and Intimate relationships Agnes Giberne
AG 's paternal aunts were closely associated in their youth with the young John Henry Newman and his brother Francis W. Newman . Sarah married a curate working for William Wilson (AG 's grandfather)....
Occupation Hannah Kilham
As well as teaching, she intervened to prevent a prison officer ill-treating a female inmate, and did some doctoring for local people. A surprise inspection visit by the Governor to her school turned out extremely...
Occupation Caroline Leakey
In her youth CL worked for the Jews' Society (which proselytized among Jews on behalf of Christianity), the Church Missionary Society , and the Seamen's Society , and with her mother she visited workhouses.
Walker, Shirley. “’Wild and Wilful’ Women: Caroline Leakey and The Broad Arrow”. A Bright and Fiery Troop, edited by Debra Adelaide, Penguin Books Australia, 1988, pp. 85 -99.
Samuels, Selina, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 230. Gale Research, 2000.
230: 247
Occupation Cecil Frances Alexander
Following her introduction to James Smith , CFA founded a Church Missionary Society auxiliary which, according to biographer Ernest Lovell , was something of an innovation in an Irish country parish.
Lovell, Ernest William O’Malley. A Green Hill Far Away: A Life of Mrs. C.F. Alexander. Association for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1970.
Occupation Isabella Bird
With the assistance of Dr Arthur Neve from the Church Missionary Society mission hospital in Srinagar, Kashmir, IB bought land in Islamabad (now in Pakistan), thirty miles from Srinagar, on which to erect...
Publishing Frances Ridley Havergal
Throughout the 1850s, while still in her teenage years, she began writing poetry more seriously, and around 1855 she began contributing to a variety of popular but lesser-known periodical publications. Any money she earned was...
Reception Frances Ridley Havergal
Following her death, the Church Missionary Society organized the Frances Ridley Havergal Church Missionary Society Memorial Fund and by 1880 had raised almost £2,000. Countless other funds and charities have relied on the use of...
Residence Annie Keary
Hull, however, offered its own interest. Eliza Keary writes of the proliferation of religious societies, especially the Church Missionary Society , the fierce party politics, and the Friday prayer meetings (held in various houses and...
Travel Hannah Kilham
It had taken her nearly ten years of lobbying to arrange a voyage to Africa, and she also hankered to travel as far as Russia and China.
Kilham, Hannah. Memoir of the late Hannah Killam. Biller, SarahEditor , Harvey and Darton, 1837.
She travelled with fellow Quakers Richard Smith
Travel Hannah Kilham
HK arrived at a turbulent stage in the colony's development. Sierra Leone had been founded by Anglicans, whose dominance was now being challenged by black settlers from Nova Scotia, mostly Methodists, who were affronted by...
Travel Hannah Kilham
As well as unsatisfactory, they found their conditions dangerous. On HK 's return to Gambia from Sierra Leone she heard that the governor, Sir Charles MacCarthy , had been killed in the early stages of...
Wealth and Poverty Hannah More
HM left more than one-third of her estate—over £10,000—to charity. She left money locally (to pensioners, and the poor, and Female Clubs), and to institutions (both nationally and to Bristol branches) like the Anti-Slavery Society


mid 1792-1815
These were the active years of the informal evangelical Anglican group later called the Clapham Sect (then known as the Saints ).
By April 1799
The Church Missionary Society was founded by the Evangelical wing of the Church of England , as the Society for Missions in Africa and the East.
The Church Missionary Society sent out its first two missionaries to Africa.
The Church Missionary Society set up a Corresponding Committee in Calcutta with the intention of beginning missionary work there.
The Church Missionary Society or CMS began publishing its periodical The Missionary Papers, which ran with several changes of title until 1917.
The Church Missionary Society sent five missionaries from England to Egypt; the mission had completely failed by 1862.
18 August 1823
A rebellion of enslaved blacks began in Demerara, partly as a consequence of the hostility of local authorities to the activities which the Church Missionary Society was undertaking among slaves.
The Church Missionary Society founded an institution in Africa, Fourah Bay College , to train native African teachers and missionaries.
Members of the female auxiliary were allowed to attend Bible Society public meetings.
By mid-century the Anglican Evangelical Church Missionary Society had approximately 300 volunteers worldwide; by the end of the century there were 3,500 missionaries stationed abroad and many more in domestic missions.
The Anglican Evangelical Church Missionary Society moved into Palestine.
Henry Venn , secretary of the Church Missionary Society in London, delineated the aims of Christian missions.
The Anglican Evangelical Church Missionary Society developed an Australasian mission.
By 1910
The Church Missionary Society had about 416 missionaries at work in India, which was divided into seven regions for this purpose.
July 1914
A printed Church Missionary Society memorandum noted that the ultimate goal of an organised independent native Church in Indiamust constantly be kept in view.