RepositoryChurch of England Record Centre
LevelSubseries
Alt Ref NoBCC/7/1/3
Extent4 sub series
TitleConference of British Missionary Societies (CBMS) and Conference for World Mission (CFWM)
Date1911-1989
DescriptionThe material in the three series reflects the BCC's links with the CBMS and the integration between the two bodies in 1978, when the CBMS became Conference for World Mission (CFWM).
AppraisalMaterial to be kept permanently
AccrualsNo further accruals expected
CreatorNameBritish Council of Churches
AdminHistoryThe Conference of Missionary Societies in Great Britain and Ireland, commonly known as the Conference of British Missionary Societies (CBMS), was founded in 1912 with a membership of more than 40 Protestant missionary societies. It grew out of the Continuation Committee established as a result of the World Missionary Conference held in Edinburgh in 1910, which aimed to encourage the foundation of national co-operative councils for mission. For many years the CBMS shared the premises Edinburgh House in Belgravia, near Sloane Square, London,(acquired in 1918), with the Continuation Committee, which became known as the International Missionary Council (IMC) in 1921. The CBMS was not itself a missionary society, but its archive documents show how home missionary organisations co-operated with contacts abroad, show the public face of missionary activity, and also offer evidence on contemporary social and political, as well as religious, events. It held an annual conference, and a standing committee (later council) met quarterly. There were also specialized committees.* In 1978 the CBMS became a division of the British Council of Churches and became the Conference for World Mission (CFWM).
PublnNote* The information from the following website http://www.mundus.ac.uk/cats/4/1254.htm [accessed 25/02/2008]

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