History of UK Urban Mission

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Archive

 

Greg Smith's  digitised archive of publications by the oganisations and networks with which he  has been involved is

 

HERE

Hard Copy Archives of the Evangelical Coalition for Urban Mission and Christian Coalition for Urban Mission, with related papers, 1987-2018 (52 boxes, ca 13 linear metres) were deposited at Bristol Baptist College by the Trustees in October 2015, initially on loan but subsequently converted to a gift. With a supplementary deposit on the Christian Coalition for Urban Mission from another donor.

A catalogue can be accessed

HERE

For further information and to request access to the collection please contact Mike Brealey" library@bristol-baptist.ac.uk

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City Cries

Every Issue of the urban mission magazine published by the Evangelical Coalition for Urban Mission 1983- 1998

HERE

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Urban Mission Development Project 2004 - 2010 

The review of urban mission was set up by the Methodist Church to evaluate the impact of
the completed ecumenical Urban Mission Development Project and
to make recommendations about the support of urban mission in Methodist and ecumenical contexts.

The final report is

HERE

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A Brief History of Urban Mission in London

 

HERE

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History of London City Mission

London City Mission was founded over 180 years ago, on 16 May 1835, through the pioneering efforts of a young Scotsman called David Nasmith.

READ MORE

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Urban Mission 40 Years On'

Greg Smith's Urban Tract  published by William Temple Foundation can be downloaded

HERE

and a video recording of the webinar which launched the publication

is available

HERE

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Baptists in Newham 1852-2012

Colin Marchant's history of the Baptists in Newham is

HERE

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Remembering Ken Leech

Kenneth Leech (15 June 1939 – 12 September 2015), was an English Anglican priest and Christian socialist in the Anglo-Catholic tradition and an inspiration to many of us who worked in urban mission and ministry. An account of his life, and ministry with publications list is HERE . There are appreciative obituaries from Jon Kurht and Angus Ritchie . His archives are held at the Bishopsgate Institute

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History of Liverpool City Mission

A Voice in the City: 150 Years History of the Liverpool City Mission

by 

Gordon Reid, David Jebson

SEE MORE HERE

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Faith in the City

A summary version of the 1985 report of the Archbishop's Commission on Urban Priority Areas published by Christian Action Journal is

HERE

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So Yesterday

Faith in the City 25 Years on - reflections by Adrian Newman is

 

HERE

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Origins of the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army began on the streets of East London in 1865 when Methodists, William and Catherine Booth, abandoned the traditional concept of a church pulpit to take God’s word directly to the people..

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The Legacy of Harvie M. Conn

Harvie Conn (1933 -1999) was a Presbyterian Missionary to Korea, worked in Phildelphia and for many years editor of the US journal "Urban Mission". Read more about him here.

 

HERE

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A historical, theological and anthroplogical analysis of the mid Victorian slum priest ritualists and their legacy  

 

Download Thesis

Stratford, Timothy Richard (2008) Urban liturgy in the Church of England: A historical, theological and anthroplogical analysis of the mid Victorian slum priest ritualists and their legacy. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.