Church Missionary Society
The Church Missionary Society (CMS) was founded in London on 12 April 1799 at Aldersgate, London by an evangelical clergy of the Church of England. The society's goal was to stress biblical faith, personal conversion, and piety in the British Colonies.1
In its first ten years of operation, the society only sent five missionaries to work among non-Christians but its work eventually expanded to include diverse areas such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. In these colonies, especially in Canada, the society conducted moral instruction of the Native Tribes.2
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