From its beginnings in the crucible of the campaign to abolish slavery, a small group of pioneers became a worldwide network of people in mission.
The Church Mission Society was founded in 1799 by a group of activist evangelical Christians committed to three great enterprises: abolition of the slave trade, social reform at home and world evangelisation.
Throughout the many stages of its history, which includes founding about two-thirds of the churches in today's Anglican Communion, CMS has constantly adapted its mission.
Fast-forwarding to the present, we've seen the growth of CMS Africa and Asia CMS and we soon hope to bring about a Latin American expression of CMS. Local voices. Local vision. Local mission. All learning from each other and working together across the world.