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Henry Venn

(1796—1873) missionary society administrator


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(1796–1873),

missionary statesman. A grandson of Henry Venn, he was a leading Evangelical and secretary to the CMS from 1841 to 1872. He wanted overseas Churches to be ‘self-supporting, self-governing and self-extending’. In CW, feast day, 1 July.

Subjects: Christianity.


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