List of Protestant missionaries in India

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Several SPCK, LMS, CMS, SPG, Zenana mission, Medical Mission, American Mission, Danish Mission, and Methodist Mission missionaries have contributed for the progressive Christian community in India. These missionaries have made a vast contributions in the districts of Tinnevelly and Travancore, which covers most of the southern Tamil Nadu.[1][2] These missions were mostly influenced under the direct control of the Church of England.

The following is an incomplete list of Protestant missionaries in India.

Missionaries[edit]

  • Rev. Murdoch Mackenzie - originally from the Congregational Church; ordained in the Church of South India [3]
  • Rev. Ellis O. Shaw - from the Church of Scotland; served in the Church of South India
  • Rt. Rev. James Edward Lesslie Newbigin - Ordained in Church of Scotland; affiliated with the United Reformed Church; served in the Church of South India
  • Rev. Arthur Margoschis - Nazareth, Tamil Nadu - SPG missionary
  • Rev. Dr. J.M. Strachan - Medical Mission at Nazareth, Tamil Nadu - SPG missionary - Bishop of Rangoon
  • Rev. Augustus Frederick Caemmerer - SPG missionary
  • Ann Caemmerer - Started the first Girls High School in South India - St. Johns Girls High School, Nazareth - Daughter of Rev. Charles Mead - and Wife of Rev. A.F. Caemmerer
  • Rev. Charles Mead - LMS Missionary to Travancore
  • Rev Charles Mault - LMS Missionary to Travancore
  • George Pieritz - SPG missionary
  • Rev. John Alfred Sharrock - SPG missionary
  • Rev. A. Brotherton Vickers - SPG missionary
  • Rev. Luke Rivington - Missionary at Edeyengoody
  • Rev. Simeon Wilberforce O'Neill
  • Rev. Henry Constantine Huxtable - SPG missionary at Sawyerpuram and Christianagaram
  • Rev. Christian Samuel Kohloff - SPG missionary at Christianagaram
  • Rev. James Kershaw Best - SPG missionary at Christianagaram
  • Rev. H. B. Norman - SPG missionary at Mudalur
  • Rev. James Hough - Chaplain of Palamcottah - Honourable East India Company[4]
  • Rev. John Thomas - C.M.S. Missionary of Prakasapuram and Mengnanapuram - called as Apostle of South Tirunelveli
  • Rev. Schaffter - C.M.S. Missionary
  • Sarah Tucker - C.M.S. Missionary
  • Rev. John Thomas Tucker - C.M.S. Missionary at Paneivilei, Tinnevelly
  • Thomas Gajetan Ragland - C.M.S. Missionary at North Tinnevelly
  • Rev. William Tobias Ringeltaube - LMS Missionary to Travancore
  • Rev. James Duthie - LMS Missionary to Travancore
  • J.T. Margoschis - SPG Missionary - Principal - SPG High School - Trichinopoly
  • Reginald Heber - Bishop of Calcutta
  • Christian Friedrich Schwarz - German S.P.C.K. Missionary
  • Joseph Daniel Jaenicke - German S.P.C.K. Missionary
  • Christian William Gericke - S.P.C.K. Missionary
  • John Caspar Kohlhoff - S.P.C.K. Missionary
  • Rev. Joseph Light Wyatt - SPG missionary - Bishop Heber College
  • Isabella Wyatt - Wife of Rev. J.L. Wyatt, and the eldest daughter of Robert Caldwell
  • Rev. G.T. Washburn - American Madura Mission
  • Dr. C.S. Shelton - American Madura Mission
  • Dr. Steele - American Madura Mission
  • Rev. John Anderson - Missionary from Church of Scotland - Founder - Madras Christian College
  • Rev. William Miller - Missionary from Church of Scotland - Madras Christian College
  • Lady White - Methodist Missionary
  • Miss Katie Wilcox - American Board of Congregational Churches - Founder of Lady Doak College, Madurai
  • Miss Kathleen Nora Brockway - Founder of St. Christopher's College of Education, Chennai
  • Miss Eleanor McDougall - Missionary Educator - Founder Principal of Women's Christian College - Madras
  • George Trevor Spencer - Lord Bishop of Madras
  • Paul Olaf Bodding
  • Paul Wilson Brand
  • Edith Mary Brown
  • Nathan Brown
  • Robert Caldwell
  • Eliza Caldwell - Wife of Robert Caldwell, and Daughter of Rev. Charles Mault
  • William Carey
  • Amy Carmichael
  • Alexander Crawford - first Presbyterian missionary to India (1823–29)[5]
  • Alexander Duff
  • James Glasgow (1805–90) - early missionary from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (1841-1864)[6][7]
  • Anthony Norris Groves
  • John Christian Frederick Heyer
  • Sam Higginbottom
  • John Nelson Hyde
  • Lyman Jewett
  • E. Stanley Jones
  • Samuel H. Kellogg - translator of Hindi Bible
  • Alexander Kerr - early missionary from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (1841)[8]
  • James Long - Church Missionary Society missionary
  • Joshua Marshman
  • Henry Martyn - Church Missionary Society missionary
  • Donald McGavran
  • V. Nagel
  • J. Waskom Pickett
  • George Uglow Pope
  • Ida S. Scudder
  • Lars Olsen Skrefsrud
  • Graham Staines
  • Alfred Sturge
  • Ralph T. Templin
  • William Ward [9]
  • Rev C. T. E. Rhenius - first Church Missionary Society missionary
  • Rev. George Pettitt - Church Missionary Society missionary
  • Bishop Edward Sargent - Church Missionary Society missionary
  • Charlotte White - first unmarried American woman missionary
  • H. U. Weitbrecht - Church Missionary Society missionary, author of "The Revision of the Urdu New Testament"
  • Sister Joyce M. Woollard
  • Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg
  • Heinrich Plütschau
  • Johann Ernst Gründler
  • Rev. Benjamin Schultze - Translated and printed Old Testament - Bible, in Tamil.
  • Johann Fabricius - Translated and printed New Testament - Bible, in Tamil
  • Rev. Dr. J. P. Rottler - Danish Mission
  • Dr. Christopher Samuel John - Danish Mission
  • Rev. Peter Percival - Wesleyan Methodist Mission
  • Rev. David Rosen - Danish Missionary - Has worked at Nicobar Islands, Nazareth and Mudalur
  • Rev. John Ludovick Irion - Netherland Missionary Society - Has worked at Nazareth and Mudalur
  • Rev. Thomas Brotherton - Missionary at Tanjore, Madras, and Nazareth
  • Rev. Carlin Wilfred Weston - Missionary at Nazareth
  • Rev. Cecil George Stapley - Missionary at Nazareth
  • Rev. James F. Kearns - Missionary at Puthiamputhur
  • Rev. Draviam Koilpillai - Headmaster of St. Aidan's College at Natal (S. Africa), Military Chaplain at Mesapotamia, & a friend of M.K. Gandhi - Missionary at Nazareth
  • Rev. Stephen Charles Neill - Nazareth Station - Bishop of Tinnevelly
  • Rev. Robert Carver - Methodist Missionary
  • Rev. Charles Hubbard - First English Missionary employed by S.P.G. in Tinnevelly
  • Mason Vaugh and Clara Pennington - Founder of Allahabad Agricultural Institute
  • Elmer Whitcomb and Adella Rodeheffer - Founder of Evangelical Hospital, Tilda
  • William Keith Whitcomb and Dorothy Vaugh - United Church Board for World Ministries
  • Harwood W Raw, 1871-1905 - Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society served in Madras from 1896 until his premature death in 1905
  • Rev. William Tobias Ringeltaube, (1770- ?) - London Missionary Society served in the then South Travancore, present revenue district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu
  • Rev. Robert Turlington Noble - Founder of Noble College, Machilipatnam

Se also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Church of South India, Tirunelveli Diocese. "Missionaries".
  2. ^ Gore, David. "Faith and Family in South India".
  3. ^ http://www.murdochmackenzieofargyll.com/
  4. ^ Perry, Frank. "Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835, The Church In Madras 1904)".
  5. ^ http://www.proni.gov.uk/introduction_crawford_d2003.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.proni.gov.uk/introduction_crawford_d2003.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.library.yale.edu/div/fa/Gujarat.html
  8. ^ http://www.library.yale.edu/div/fa/Gujarat.html
  9. ^ [1]

Further reading[edit]

  • In the Shadow of the Mahatma: Bishop V. S. Azariah and the Travails of Christianity in British India by Susan Billington Harper

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