Victorian London - Education - Universities and Colleges - Church Missionary College

CHURCH MISSIONARY COLLEGE, the, Barnsbury-place, Upper Islington, is an important branch of the Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East; and here the students are trained for future missionaries. Among the early founders of this Society were Wilberforce, Scott, Cecil, Newton, Venn, and Pratt: it was chiefly matured at the "Eclectic SocietyŁ assembling then at the vestry of St. John's Chapel, Bedford- row. The annual cost of the College operations averages 100,000l., or about 1000l. for every station. (See Low's Charities of London, pp. 412-13.)

John Timbs, Curiosities of London, 1867