Bristol Missionary Society, 1812-1912

St Mary Redcliffe

This appears to be a rare title written to celebrate the Centenary of the Bristol Missionary Society. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this book for digitisation.

George Hosking Wicks [1858-1917], Bristol Missionary Society, 1812-1912. The Story of Bristol’s association with the work of the London Missionary Society. Bristol, [1912]. Hbk. pp.70. [Click to visit the download page for this title]


  • Foreword
  1. Modern Foreign Missions
  2. Local Missionary Societies
  3. “The Night of Toil”
  4. The Minute Book
  5. The Jubilee—and After
  6. Wider Service
  7. Departmental Work
  8. The L.M.S.
  9. A Second Century


For many years it has been the custom for the Hon. Secretaries of the Bristol Missionary Society, in rotation, to prepare the annual report. This Centenary year that task fell to my lot in the ordinary course of duty. But it seemed to me that the occasion demanded something more than the record of the immediate period. We are the inheritors of an inspiring past. But death has robbed us of most of those whose early days were associated with the later years of the pioneers of our history. Then, too, the changing conditions of Church life and the growing tendency towards shorter pastorates, are destructive of local patriotism. I do not mean parochialism, or even citizenship, but just such territorial esprit de corps as that which binds the men of different cities and counties into their several regiments, and builds out of their friendly rivalry a national and a united army….

The Author