Central Board of Missions
Name of creator(s): Church of England | Central Board of Missions | 1908-1921
Administrative/Biographical history: In 1908, the Convocations of the Provinces of Canterbury and York reconstituted the United Boards of Missions (UBM) as the Central Board of Missions. Similarly to the UBM, the functions of the Central Board included: defining the principles governing the Church's missionary work, issuing reports on 'the spiritual wants of heathen countries' and advising colonial and missionary churches.
Immediate source of acquisition: The archive was transferred to the Church of England Record Centre with the records of the General Synod, however the date of acquisition is unknown.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: The archive comprises minutes and publications of the Central Board of Missions.
System of arrangement: It is not known when the archive was arranged. The records have been arranged as one series: minute books followed by publications.
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: For access to the material pending cataloguing, please send an enquiry to the Church of England Record Centre. Please see CERCís institution listing for contact details.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Finding aids: This description is currently the only one publicly available for the archive; a full catalogue will eventually be included on the online catalogue accessible from CERC's webpages.
Related material: For records of the bodies which preceded or superseded the Central Board of Missions, see the other Mundus collection entries for the Church of England Record Centre. Material relating to the Central Board and its successors is also held at Lambeth Palace Library
Date(s) of descriptions: June 2013