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The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star (usually shortened to Millennial Star) was the longest continuously published periodical of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, being printed in England from 1840 until 1970, when it was replaced by the Church-wide Ensign.
The first issue of the Millennial Star was published in Manchester, England in May 1840, with Latter Day Saint Apostle Parley P. Pratt as editor and W. R. Thomas as printer. First mention of the newspaper being sold in Liverpool appeared in March 1842 and printing was officially moved to Liverpool with the April 1842 issue. Pratt was eventually replaced as editor by Thomas Ward. When Ward left England, the Star was thereafter edited or supervised by mission presidents of the church's European Mission, based in England.
When Orson Pratt was called as mission president in 1848, he also became the editor and publisher of the Millennial Star. In his first issue as editor, he also printed an address to the members and missionaries of the church.
- Parley P. Pratt: May 1840 – October 1842
- Thomas Ward: November 1842 – 1 October 1846
- Orson Hyde: 15 October 1846 – 15 January 1847
- Orson Spencer: 1 February 1847 – 1 August 1848
- Orson Pratt: 15 August 1848 – 15 December 1850
- Franklin D. Richards: 1 January 1851 – 1 May 1852
- Samuel W. Richards: 8 May 1852 – 24 June 1854
- Franklin D. Richards (2nd term): 1 July 1854 –
- Albert Carrington:
- George Reynolds: September 1871 – May 1872
- Albert Carrington (2nd term):
- See the vol. 1. no. 1, May 1840 issue.
- The reference is made in the printing information at the end of the number: Millennial Star, March 1842, p. 176
- Liverpool became the printing location mentioned in Millennial Star, April 1842, p. 192.
- Parley P. Pratt, "Farewell Address to Our Readers and Patrons", Millennial Star, October 1842, pp. 109-10.
- Orson Pratt, "President Orson Pratt's First General Epistle to the Saints throughout England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Adjacent Countries, Greeting", Millennial Star, 15 August 1848, pp. 241-47.
- Thomas Ward, "Address to Our Readers and Patrons", Millennial Star, November 1842, pp. 123-24.
- Franklin D. Richards, "Appointment of Elder F. D. Richards to the Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the British Isles, and the Adjacent Countries", Millennial Star, 24 June 1854, pp. 385-86.
- Millennial Star blog
- Crawley, Peter (2005) , A Descriptive Bibliography of the Mormon Church, Volume One 1830-1847, Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, pp. 108–13, ISBN 1-57008-395-9, OCLC 40429399
- Peterson, Stanley A. (1992), "Millennial Star", in Ludlow, Daniel H. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Mormonism, New York: Macmillan Publishing, p. 477, ISBN 0-02-879602-0, OCLC 24502140
- Millennial Star (PDF scans) Volumes 1–62, 1840–1900, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
- Millennial Star (scans) Volumes 63–132, 1901–1970, Church History Library and Internet Archives.