Church Missionary Society Centenary Volume 1799-1899

Anonymous, The Centenary Volume of the Church Missionary Society For Africa and the East, 1799-1899The Centenary Volume of the Church Missionary Society covers the years 1799-1899. It lists the many services of commemoration, both in the UK and overseas. My thanks to the Redcliffe College for providing a copy for digitisation. This title is in the public domain.

Anonymous, The Centenary Volume of the Church Missionary Society For Africa and the East, 1799-1899. London: Church Missionary Society, 1902. Hbk. pp,992. [Click to visit the download page]


  • Introductory Historical Sketch

Part I: Before the Commoration

  • The Three Years’ Enterprise
    The Second Jubilee
    The Three Years’ Enterprise in the Mission Field

Part II: The Centenary Commemoration – The Commemoration in London

  1. Day for Prayer and Thanksgiving. Monday April 10
  2. Day for Review of C.M.S. Missions, Tuesday, April 11.
  3. The Centenary Day, Wednesday, April 12
  4. Day For Review of Other Misisons, Thursday, April 13
  5. Day For Looking Forward, Friday, 14
  • The Commemoration in the Provinces
  • The Commemoration in Scotland and Ireland
  • The Commemoration in the Colonies
  • The Commemoration in the Mission Field

Part III: Centenary Funds

Part IV: List of Officers, Statistics, &c.

Introductory Historical Sketch

During the eighteenth century next to nothing was done by British Christians to spread the knowledge of the Gospel among the Pagan, Heathen, and Mohammedan nations of the world. Two Societies, both identified with the Church of England, were practically the only agencies which aimed at discharging this duty, and the aim of both these was limited within narrow boundaries. The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, formed in 1698, aimed at discharging the object proclaimed in its title chiefly by providing schools and – literature, and by subsidizing other institutions. It did not propose to employ living agents. Nevertheless, for well-nigh a century in God’s good Providence, it was led to support and, indeed, virtually to direct a Mission among the Tamils of South India, which had been instituted by Frederick IV., King of Denmark, and which was manned by Lutheran missionaries, some of them, such as Ziegenbalg and Schwartz….

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