MISSIONARIES, DETAILS OF ALL CHAPEL MISSIONARIES Explanation of title
Until 1955, the word ‘missionary’ was used only for people working abroad with a missionary society. It was then extended to include Christian service in ‘missionary’ countries, by individuals who received a salary from non-mission organisations. Until 1990, work had to be overseas to count as ‘missionary’ work. Those in full-time Christian service in Great Britain were then given the same designation, and by 2006, the phrase ‘our missionaries’ included short-time assignments at home and abroad and also those in training for any kind of Christian service.
This section opens with an alphabetical list of everyone connected with the Chapel who has been ‘called’ into Christian service of any category (including ‘gap-years’, which were recognized in cbcOnline from the early 2000s, but not including summer-holiday placements at home or abroad; for them, see editions of the Record), followed a chronological list of Chapel overseas missionaries (whether financially supported or employed by government).
Details of those ‘called’ to pastoral ministry are in a separate section entitled ‘Ministry’; details of other full-time workers, not overseas, are in a separate section entitled ‘Home Mission’. Details of those who do not fit easily into any of these categories are given in a footnote to the alphabetical list.
Biographical details are not complete – they consist only of the information in the Chapel records. References in the footnotes to letters in the Record are generally only to up to December 1988 – there has not been an opportunity to continue the analysis beyond that.
Alphabetical list of members engaged in some kind of full-time Christian service
James B. Adamson – Ministry