George Whitefield (December 16, 1714 – September 30, 1770), also known as George Whitfield, was an Anglican itinerant minister who helped spread the Great Awakening in Great Britain and, especially, in the British North American colonies.
John Wesley (28 June 1703 – 2 March 1791) was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, with founding the English Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to George Whitefield's Calvinism (which later led to the forming of the Calvinistic Methodists), Wesley embraced Arminianism.
Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788) was an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, the younger brother of Anglican clergyman John Wesley and Anglican clergyman Samuel Wesley (the Younger), and father of musician Samuel Wesley, and grandfather of musician Samuel Sebastian Wesley. Despite their closeness, Charles and his brother John did not always agree on questions relating to their beliefs.
Henry Martyn (18 February 1781 – 16 October 1812) was an Anglican priest and missionary to the peoples of India and Persia. Born in Truro, Cornwall, he was educated at Truro Grammar School and St John's College, Cambridge. A chance encounter with Charles Simeon led him to become a missionary. He was ordained a priest in the Church of England and became a chaplain for the British East India Company.
Edmund James Peck (April 15, 1850 – September 10, 1924), known in as Inuktitut as Uqammaq (one who talks well), was an Anglican missionary in Canada. He is most notable for his work in developing Inuktitut syllabics, derived from the Cree syllabary and for writing the first substantial English-Inuktitut dictionary. In 1894 the whaling station on Blacklead Island was purchased by Mr. C. Noble and offered to Peck as an Anglican mission.
Roland Allen (December 29, 1868 – June 9, 1947) was born in Bristol, England, Allen was the son of an Anglican priest but was orphaned early in life. He trained for ministry at Oxford and became a priest in 1893. Allen spent two periods in Northern China working for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. The first from 1895 to 1900 ended due to the Boxer Rebellion, during which Allen was forced to flee to the British Legation in Beijing.
John Coleridge Patteson (April 1, 1827 - September 20, 1871) was an Anglican bishop and martyr. Patteson was educated at The King's School, Ottery St Mary, Eton and then Balliol College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1853 in the Church of England. His old tutor at Eton, George Augustus Selwyn, was the first Bishop of New Zealand, and he persuaded Patteson to become a missionary to the South Seas. In 1855 Patteson set out to found the Melanesian Mission.
James Blair D.D. (1656 – 18 April 1743) was a Scottish born clergyman in the Church of England. He was also a missionary and an educator, best known as the founder of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
Henry Townsend was an Anglican missionary in Nigeria. Ordained in England in 1842, Townsend set off for Sierra Leone, landing there that same year. After working there only a few months, he was transferred to the Yoruba mission. From 1846 to 1867, he based his mission in Abeokuta. According to Ajisafe, he was the first European person to enter Abeokuta, arriving there on the 4th January, 1843 and was 'given a grand reception' .
Henry Callaway (January 17, 1817 in either Lymington, Hampshire or Somerset–March 26, 1890) was a missionary for the Church of England and a bishop of St. John's, Kaffraria, in the Church of the Province of Southern Africa.
Cecil Tyndale-Biscoe (9 February 1863 — 1 August 1949) was a British missionary and educationalist, working in Kashmir. He was born with the family name Tyndale: the name was changed to Tyndale-Biscoe July 1883. Born to a land-owning family in 1863, Tyndale-Biscoe was educated at Bradfield College, and then Jesus College, Cambridge. At university he coxed the winning Cambridge crew in the 1884 Boat Race. After being awarded a BA, he was ordained as a priest of the Church of England.
Ini Kopuria (died 1945), a police officer from Maravovo, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands formed the Melanesian Brotherhood in 1925. He and the Bishop of Melanesia, the Right Reverend John Manwaring Steward, realised Ini's dream by forming a band of brothers (known in the Mota language as 'Ira Reta Tasiu') to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the non-Christian areas of Melanesia. He is commemorated in the calendars of saints of the Church of the Province of Melanesia and of the Church of England.
William Duncan (3 April 1832 – 30 August 1918) was an English-born Anglican missionary who founded the Tsimshian communities of Metlakatla, British Columbia, in Canada, and Metlakatla, Alaska, in the United States. Although sometimes referred to as "Father Duncan" in subsequent reports, he was never ordained and was not described as such in contemporary accounts.
This page is about the Irish medical missionary; for the Pennsylvania politician, see Tommy Tomlinson. Robert Tomlinson (1842-1913) was an Irish medical missionary for the Church of England, known for his work with the indigenous peoples of British Columbia. Robert Tomlinson was born in 1842 in Ireland. He defied his Catholic parents by converting to the Church of England, prompting his father Thomas Tomlinson to disinherit him.
Charles Bousfield Huleatt (1863-1908) also known under the pseudonym of Caulifield, was an Anglican priest born in Folkestone, England. He is the man who discovered the Magdalen papyrus and was also an early football player-manager of Messina Football Club.
Marc Nikkel (1950-2000) was a U.S. Episcopal priest and missionary in the Sudan. Born to Mennonite parents in Reedley, California, Nikkel studied at the California State University School for the Visual Arts and at Fuller Seminary before converting to Anglicanism. In 1981 he began teaching at Bishop Gwynne College in Mundri, Sudan.
Robert Cunningham (1837-1905) was a British-Canadian lay missionary turned entrepreneur who founded the town of Port Essington, British Columbia. He was born January 1, 1837, in Dungannon, Ireland (one source, Large, says "Tullyvally, Ireland"), to a Protestant family. In 1862, at the age of twenty-five, he sailed to Canada with the Anglican Church Missionary Society to work as a lay assistant to the Anglican lay missionary William Duncan at the Tsimshian community of Metlakatla, B.C.
William Armstrong Russell (1821 – 1879) was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China, and served as the Anglican Bishop of North China. Russell, son of Marcus Carew Russell, by Fanny Potts, was born at Ballydavid House, Littleton, County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1821, and was educated at Middleton school, Cork, and at Trinity College, Dublin.