England | London City Mission

These Fifty Years: London City Mission

Written in 1884, this volume celebrates the Jubilee of the London City Mission, whose work continues to this day. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain volume available for digitisation. John Matthias Weylland [1823-1897], These Fifty Years, Being the Jubilee Volume of the London City Mission. London: S.W. Partridge…

England | History of Missions

Spiritual Renewal and Advance in the Eighteenth Century by Arthur Skevington Wood

Arthur Skevington Wood’s contribution to the Paternoster Church History series, The Inextinguishable Blaze: Spiritual Renewal and Advance in the Eighteenth Century, has been out of print for many years. The publisher does not hold the digital rights to this title and all efforts to trace the author’s literary executor have failed. I am therefore placing…

Changing Lives and Communities for Christ – Victorian Style.
England | Temperance | Victorian Missions

Changing Lives and Communities for Christ – Victorian Style.

From: “Far and Near: Notes of the Month,” Sunday At Home 1902-1903, pages 137-138 Casting Out Devils In Birmingham [p.137] ST. LAURENCE PARISH, Birmingham, is not an attractive spot; a death-rate of forty per thousand, and a reputation for ruffianism and rowdyism, have given it a character unenviable. It is here that policemen go two and…

England | Temperance

Dr Barnardo’s Pub Ministry

How a notorious Gin-Palace became a Mission Hall and Community Centre as a result of the work of Dr Barnardo. A fascinating contemporary account. Anonymous “The Story of a Coffee Palace,” Sunday at Home 990 (April 19, 1873): 262-264.