CMS IRELAND – 200 years and counting

The Church Mission Society Ireland (CMSI) is part of the global CMS family, which was established in 1799 with a threefold focus: the abolition of the slave trade; social reform at home; and world evangelisation. For the early founders of CMS, “mission” was understood to be the responsibility of the Church and was concerned with meeting both spiritual and physical needs. These beliefs continue to underpin the work of CMS Ireland today.