Introduction to Church Missionary Society Periodicals

What is Church Missionary Society Periodicals?

Church Missionary Society Periodicals digitises publications from the CMS, South American Missionary Society and Church of England Zenana Missionary Society, encompassing issues from 1816-2009. Thousands of pages with detailed metadata enable new research opportunities in the fields of missiology and world Christianity, as well as a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounter.

The documents include reports on missionary work, serialised journals and letters, birth, marriage, and death announcements, fiscal reports and reflections on worship, making them an extremely rich source. 

You can browse by issue, topic, person or country thanks to the detailed metadata attached to each document. You can discover photographs and artwork through the bespoke, searchable visual galleries or use the interactive chronology and map features to supplement your research.

Learn more about these areas of the resource on the following Take a Tour pages.

 Church Missionary Society Periodicals homepage


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