Henry Venn (Church Missionary Society)-2 July 2017

Henry Venn (Church Missionary Society – remembered on 1st July
Venn, Henry (1796-1873)Anglican missions administrator and theorist

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Henry Venn (Memoir) Attribution Henry Cousins [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Venn was born at Clapham, London, into a leading evangelical Anglican family. His grandfather, Henry Venn (1725-1797), was an outstanding pastor-evangelist identified with the Evangelical Revival. His father, John Venn (1759-1813), pastor to William Wilberforce and the Clapham Sect, presided over formation of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in 1799 and helped found the Christian Observer (1802). Educated at Queens’ College, Cambridge (B.A., 1818; M.A., 1821; B.D., 1828), Venn was ordained a deacon (1819) and a priest (1821). While serving Drypool Parish, Hull, he married Martha Sykes in 1829. He became vicar of St. John’s, Holloway, in 1834. In 1846 he was made a prebendary of St. Paul’s Cathedral. His return to London allowed him to resume regular attendance at meetings of the CMS, of which he became a…[ member in 1820]

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