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    British Mission

    Founded 1837

    Mission Summary

    The British Mission was the largest mission in the Church during the nineteenth century. For many years, the President of the British Mission also held the title of President of the European Mission, which meant that he supervised the presidents of the other missions in Europe. This changed in 1928 when the European Mission president began no longer directly operating the British Mission.

    Mission Details


    British Mission history, 1841-1971, Church History Library.

    Chronological history of the mission containing information about missionaries, members, and units, compiled from mission reports, journals, news articles, and other documents.

    Index to the British Mission history, 1837-1930, Church History Library.

    Alphabetical index of persons and places found in the British Mission manuscript history.

    The Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star.

    First published in May 1840 in Manchester, England, the Millennial Star was the longest running periodical of the Church. It discussed missionary arrivals, transfers, and releases and included many mission photographs.

    James B. Allen, Ronald K. Esplin, and David J. Whittaker, Men with a Mission, 1837-1841: The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the British Isles (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992).