Scope and Content

Photographs depicting Council for World Mission events, projects and people.


Photographs in this sequence date clearly from 1977 onwards. Photographs from the period of organisational transition from the London Missionary Society to the Congregational Council for World Mission and then the Council for World Mission in the early to mid 1970s can be found in the London Missionary Society Photograph sequence. Portraits of missionaries whose service spanned this transition from LMS to CWM can be found in the London Missionary Society Missionary Portraits sequence.

CWM photographic material has been arranged broadly into 5 groups: photographs depicting events & meetings (including CWM Council and Executive Committee meetings, assemblies, regional councils, youth consultations, anniversary events and ceremonies); photographs depicting mission programmes and their participants, specifically the Training in Mission (TIM) programme; photographic portraits of CWM staff and secretaries; personal collections of photographs donated for inclusion in the archive by former CWM staff, missionaries and their descendants; and

photographs collected for use in CWM publicity material such as newsletters and magazines.

Access Information

Digital material is currently accessed by request to the CWM Archivist.

Restrictions Apply

Archivist's Note


Custodial History

Photographs in this sequence include those transferred by the Council for World Mission as part of the organisational archive, but also donations of photographs from private individuals to the Council for World Mission for inclusion in their collections. This includes former missionaries, members of staff and their descendants.


Accruals are expected, including digital material.

Related Material

Digital photographs of more recent CWM activities are held by the Council for World Mission. Copies of some of these photographs are held at SOAS - enquiries should be directed to the CWM Archivist in the first instance.