Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC650
TitleAccession 650: Papers of Pamela Wilding
Extent8 boxes, 2 folders, 2 volumes, 1 bundle
DescriptionThis collection comprises personal diaries and correspondence, printed CMS papers and photographs relating to the religious and educational work of Pamela Wilding , CMS mission partner in Kenya. Her diaries, which cover the whole period of her missionary career, are detailed accounts of daily life both at home and in Kenya, often including additional papers, correspondence and cuttings. PART OF THIS COLLECTION HAS BEEN RETAINED BY THE CMS AND SO IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION AT THE CADBURY RESEARCH LIBRARY. IT IS CURRENTLY HELD AT THE CROWTHER CENTRE FOR MISSION EDUCATION AT CMS IN OXFORD AND ENQUIRIES ABOUT ACCESS SHOULD BE MADE TO THE CMS ARCHIVIST, KEN OSBORNE (; Tel: 01865787553)
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Family papers
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 StatusPartially closed
Administrative HistoryPamela Wilding was a CMS missionary in East Africa from 1967 to 2003. Her career included eleven years as Principal of the Christian Industrial Training Centre at Kisumu, Kenya, six years in Tanzania at the Msalato Bible School, Dodoma before returning to Kenya in 1987 to establish a department of business studies and computing at St Andrew's College of Theology and Development in Kabare. Apart from her educational work she also persued her commitment to the cause of women in the priesthood. In 1993 she became a priest in the Anglican Church of Kenya and was appointed Canon Emeritus of St Thomas' Cathedral, Kerugoya in 2003, so becoming the first female canon in Kenya.
In 2002 she was made an MBE in recognition of her services to education in Kenya. She retired in in 2003 and returned to England.

Reference: Archives of the Church Missionary Society
Custodial HistoryDeposited with the CMS between 1991and 2006


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