Story of the Delhi Mission – Society for the Propagation of the Gospel

V.H. Stanton [1846-1924], The Story of the Delhi Mission.This is a detailed account of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel’s work in Delhi, India between the years 1852 and 1907. This volume contains numerous photograph plates which i have reproduced in greyscale to preserve their quality. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this book for digitisation. This title is in the public domain.

V.H. Stanton [1846-1924], The Story of the Delhi Mission. Westminster: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1908. Hbk. pp.171.[Click to download complete book in PDF]


  • Preface – Professor Stanton
  1. The Founding of the Mission
  2. The Rebuilding
  3. The Cambridge Mission to Delhi
  4. Work Amongst Mohammedans
  5. Pastoral Work
  6. Educational Work
  7. District Work
  8. The Women of Delhi
  9. Zenana Work
  10. The Medical Mission
  11. Girls’ Schools
  12. St. Mary’s Home
  • Epilogue
  • Index


The “S.P.G. and Cambridge Mission” has many claims, of diverse kinds, upon the sympathy and attention of English Churchmen. The founder of the Mission, the Rev. M. J. Jennings, Chaplain at Delhi, who himself began missionary work there, formed a local committee and called upon the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to send missionaries, perished in the Mutiny along with several of the first converts. The present brief history of the Mission was undertaken last year as one part of the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of their deaths.

Again, in the organisation for the support of this Mission there is an example of the manner in which the interest and the efforts called forth by a special mission may be combined with the aid given by a great Missionary Society. [Continue reading]

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