Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AH
TitleHome and general administration
Extent29 files, 4 volumes, 13 items
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DescriptionChiefly comprising printed copies of CMS laws and regulations 1799-1951, records concerning the administration of Church Missionary House and House based events in the 1930s and 1940s and the General Secretary's records of interviews and other personal notes 1910-1938 with small sequences of records relating to the London Clergy Union, CMS work in co-operation with other organisations overseas, War time arrangements, Women's Work 1935-1949, the New Zealand Mission archives, other planning and strategy papers and a few notes for addresses and sermons 1930s-1940s. As part of CMS economies during the [Second World] War, from September 1940-1942, the General Secretary assumed the duties of the Home Secretary and the Church Missionary House papers include records relating to the scheme for re-organisation of the Home Department which was instituted on his taking up the role (and continued under Thomas William Isherwood, Home Secretary 1942-1947).

The laws and regulations serve as a useful source of reference for explanation of the functions of the CMS committees and sub-committees, procedures regarding candidates and missionaries including allowances, expected practice etc and CMS terminology; the Church Missionary House papers are also noteworthy for references to war time, and immediate post war, planning, events and staffing matters.
Access StatusOpen


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