Records of the CMS Lay Worker's Union for London

Reference code(s): GB 0150 CMS/ACC346
Held at: Birmingham - University of, Information Services, Special Collections Department
Title: Records of the CMS Lay Worker's Union for London
Date(s) of contents: 1911-1966
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent and medium: 1 vol. and 4 files


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Administrative/Biographical history: The CMS Lay Worker's Union was founded in 1882 to provide help and instruction for men who taught in Sunday Schools, to enable them to give missionary addresses to the children. Branches were formed in various parts of London and the suburbs and were called "Missionary Bands". They were individually named after CMS mission stations, the first being "Mpwapwas". The Union changed its name to CMS Laymen's Luncheon Fellowship in 1953. It continued to meet in Salisbury Square until 1966 when the Society moved to Waterloo Road.

Custodial history: Deposited with the CMS by L. Sankey, March 1976; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s

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Scope and content/abstract: This collection comprises an incomplete set of records of the CMS Lay Worker's Union for London including Committee minutes, 1911-1922; an imperfect set of printed Monthly Notes, 1932-1940; papers relating to jubilee celebrations in 1932 including reminiscences of the early days; copies of annual reports, 1940-1966; and other miscellaneous programmes and printed papers

System of arrangement: This collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Official Papers


Language: English

Conditions governing access: Open Access to all registered readers

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Finding aids: A catalogue of this collection to file and item level is available in electronic format on the University of Birmingham Information Services Online Archive Catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation in the Special Collections Department reading room.


Related material: Other records of the CMS Lay Worker's Union for London, including minute books and copies of its Monthly Notes, can be found in the Church Missionary Society archive (GB 0150 CMS/SOC11)


Date(s) of descriptions: Created 8/02/2002, modified 17/09/2002


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