Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC346
TitleAccession 346: Records of the CMS Lay Worker's Union for London
Extent1 vol. and 4 files
DescriptionThis 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
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Mission Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Official Papers.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection (forming part of the wider CMS/ACC unofficial papers catalogue) is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at Special Collections.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe 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 HistoryDeposited with the CMS by L. Sankey, March 1976; transferred on permanent loan to the Special Collections Department by the CMS in the 1980s
Related MaterialOther 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)


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