The Methodist Missionary Society

MMS is…

The Methodist Missionary Society (MMS) was formed in the 1930's by the joining together of several missionary societies in the Methodist family. Methodist Church House, or Mission House as it was first known, was built as a tangible reminder of this unity.

MMS, as a separate 'society' of the Church technically finished when the Methodist Church Overseas Division (MCOD) was born in the 1960s, and it became one of the seven 'divisions' of the Methodist Church.

Today, all members of the British Methodist Church are also members of MMS, showing that they are part of a worldwide church. The language of MMS is a tangible reminder to the whole Church that every member should be engaged with the work of world mission.

"MMS is none other than the Methodist Church itself sharing in world mission; the members of MMS are the members of the (British) Methodist Church and every member of that church is as such a member of MMS."

Constitutional Practice & Discipline of the Methodist Church

The aims and purpose of the Methodist Missionary Society are outworked through the ongoing work of the World Mission Fund, which supports and funds Partner Churches, Mission Partners and Nationals in Mission Appointments throughout the world. The annual MMS Report is legal reporting of the Fund for World Mission, giving account of how the generous giving of church members is used to Transform Lives throughout the world.

MMS Reports are available here.


The World Mission Fund (WMF) supports projects and individuals around the world.
You can give to the fund with Just Giving, or send cheques to:
The Methodist Church World Mission Fund, Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JR. Please make cheques payable to 'Methodist Church World Mission Fund'


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