Celebrations mark bi-centenary of CMS missionaries in India
by Gavin Drake
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
The arrival of the Church Mission Society’s Thomas Norton and other missionaries in the southern Indian town of Alleppey, Kerala, 200 years ago is being marked with a major celebration in the state’s Nehru sports stadium in Kottayam. More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the celebration, which will include a presentation from the surviving grandchildren of the original missionaries.