Church Missionary Society

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Church Missionary Society. Founded in 1799 for missions in Africa and the East, the society became the Church of England's first effective body for such work despite far earlier establishment of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Consistently evangelical in its theology, it pioneered extensively throughout the world and continues to sponsor Bible translations.

A. S. Hargreaves

Church Missionary Society

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Church Missionary Society (Anglican missionary society): see CMS.