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The Christian Mission

The Salvation Army began life in 1865 as the East London Christian Mission, a small, local evangelical movement that sought to bring the gospel to the poor of east London. From 1869, the movement gathered momentum and began opening stations outside of London, so its name changed first of all to the more generic Christian Mission before ultimately becoming The Salvation Army in 1878.

On this page, you will find digital copies of documents produced by the Christian Mission that you can read and download.

Friends may help this Mission by pleading for it at the throne of grace. Brethren, pray for us.

Reports

Report of the East London Christian Mission (1867)

The East London Evangelist magazine

The East London Evangelist cover and index (1868-1869)

The East London Evangelist (October 1868)

The East London Evangelist (November 1868)

The East London Evangelist (December 1868)

The East London Evangelist (January 1869)

The East London Evangelist (February 1869)

The East London Evangelist (March 1869)

The East London Evangelist (April 1869)

The East London Evangelist (May 1869)

The East London Evangelist (June 1869)

The East London Evangelist (July 1869)

The East London Evangelist (August 1869)

The East London Evangelist (September 1869)

The East London Evangelist (October 1869)

The East London Evangelist (November 1869)

The East London Evangelist (December 1869)

The Christian Mission Magazine

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1878

The Christian Mission Magazine cover and index (1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (January 1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (February 1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (March 1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (April 1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (May 1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (June 1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (July 1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (August 1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (September 1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (October 1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (November 1878)

The Christian Mission Magazine (December 1878)