March 21, 2016

England Central Mission

Here are free resources about the England Central Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: England LDS Missions.

England Central Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the England Central Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the mission address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

This mission does not currently exist.

Phone Number: N/A
Mission President: N/A

England Central Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the England Central Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the England Central Mission

*Mission does not currently exist. (Browse LDS.org mission maps)

Videos with England Central RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the England Central Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews. Coming soon..

LDS-Friendly Videos about England

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about England. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about England, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

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England Central Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the England Central Mission. This blog list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their mission blog was updated.

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

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England Central Mission Groups

Here are England Central Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the mission.

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England Central Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the England Central Mission!

Shirt designs include England Central Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL.  The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.

*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: England Central missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse United Kingdom Mission gifts

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England Central Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the England Central LDS Mission.

  1. 1974, Mission renamed England Birmingham Mission.
  2. 1972-1975, Reed L. Reeve
  3. 1969-1972, Clifton I. Johnson
  4. 1970, Mission renamed England Central Mission from Central British Mission.

United Kingdom LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 186,423
  • Missions: 6
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 332
  • Family History Centers: 122

Helpful Articles about England

Coming soon..

England Central Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from England Central RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

*Click here to take a survey to help pre-missionaries going to your mission.

When did you serve?

  • 1966-1968 (Wayne)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Romford, Ilford, Ipswich, South-end-on-sea, Croydon, Broadstairs, Islington. (Wayne)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Fish and Chips, by far. Steak and kidney pie. Roast beef. Yorkshire pudding. (Wayne)

What was a funny experience?

What was a crazy experience?

  • I was new to the area. It was dark, and my companion and I were cycling to our next appointment. I had no idea where we were, where we were going, or how to get there. I was still getting my bike unlocked, and my companion took off. I could see the red light on the back of his bike but that was all. When I was finally ready, I took off as fast as I could. I could see him down the street, with houses on each side. As I was standing up, peddling like mad, all of a sudden I realized that this was not a street all the way through. There was a grassy area, about a block long that blocked the road from sidewalk to sidewalk, and I was rapidly coming up on the curb. There was NO chance for me to stop or swerve, so I hit the curb going about 20 mph. My bike stopped immediately, but due to the law of physics, I didn’t. I went head first over the handle bars. Fortunately I was going fast enough that the inertia carried me over the sidewalk onto the grass. I was basically uninjured, but the wheel of my bike looked like Pacman. Well, I got myself up, wiped off my pants, and walked my bike to the next appointment. My companion looked back, and could no longer see my headlight, so he came back to see what had happened to me. He said that he was sorry he had neglected to tell me about the change in the ‘road’. We laughed about it both then and later. Moral: If you are the ‘old’ companion in an area, please don’t ride off in the dark with out waiting for your companion. (Wayne)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • When I was a district leader, I went on splits with a companionship in a different city. We visited a family named House. When we went into the house, Mr. House was sitting in the living room, watching TV, smoking and with beer cans around his chair. His kids were playing around, and his wife was in the kitchen, and paid no attention to the discussion. During the discussion, which really didn’t seem to be going anywhere, I was prompted by the Spirit to say, “Mr. House, if you came to know that the things that we are talking about were true, would you agree to be baptized? Not right now, but IF you came to know they were true?” He said “Yes, IF I did. That would be the logical thing, IF they were true, to do what they say to do.” We continued with the discussion, and Elder Galbraith made an appointment to return and continue the discussions. After we had left the house, Elder Galbraith said that he and his companion had decided that after this discussion, they were going to ‘back-in’ (not have another discussion) with the Houses. I was soon transferred out of the district, and really didn’t think much about it. A few months later, my companion at the time and I were at the Hyde Park Chapel in London. The Mission Home was in the same building. As we were walking out, we passed the Baptismal Font room and there was a baptism going on, so being Missionaries, we went in to watch. Low and behold, it was the House family being baptized. Brother and Sister House and the two of their children who were old enough. He saw me and came up to me and said “Thank you Elder. I don’t remember your name (this was LONG before name tags), but it was because of your challenge that I continued with the discussions. Thank you so much”. That is one of the most amazing, spiritual experiences I had on my mission. (Wayne)

What are some interesting facts about the England Central Mission?

  • By the time I went on my mission in 1966, every Prophet, except Joseph Smith, had served in the British Mission. (Wayne)

What was the weather like?

  • Cold and rainy most of the time. (Wayne)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • England has a lot if history, and that being one of my major interests, I really appreciated seeing many historical things. (Rules were a little different back in the 60’s. We had a lot more freedom with what we could do and where we could go (within mission boundaries) so we could go sight seeing about anywhere in the mission as long as we got back to where we were supposed to be at the time we were supposed to be there (on ‘D’ days, now called ‘P’ days). (Wayne)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • When I went, it was one of the least expensive missions in he ‘developed’ world. I survived very well on $100 per month. Of course that was when we had to pay our own way, whereever we went, no matter how much it cost. When I was there, they advised us to only bring one suit as you could buy a ‘tailor made’ suit there, of better material, for less than you could buy an ‘off the rack’ one here in the States. I am sure things have changed since then. (Wayne)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I further developed my testimony. I met some amazing people. I experienced some very spiritual times which have helped me over the years to remember the ‘tender mercies’ of the Lord. (Wayne)

What are some skills you gained?

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to England Central?

  • Be prepared. Read and know the scriptures. You will run into some folks there who really know the scriptures. Don’t ‘bash’ with them, but know your scriptures so you can bear your testimony and back it up with the scriptures. Don’t let the ‘slammed doors’ discourage you. When I arrived in the British Mission, the average baptism per missionary was about 3-4 per two years. Before I left for my mission, and before I heard these numbers, I had set my goal at 24. (I had come from the Northwestern States Mission [basically Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho and part of British Columbia] which was, at the time, the top baptizing mission in the Church, so I had a somewhat distorted viewpoint of ‘success’ in the mission field). During the first six months of my mission, I was involved in 12 baptisms. I think that I must have thought that this thing is soooo easy. Anyway, the Lord had other plans. For the next 12 months, the next YEAR, the middle half of my Mission, I had ZERO baptisms. None, zilch, nada, and not even close on one. And it wasn’t for lack of trying. One week: 44 hours tracting, 440 doors knocked on, and out of that, two first discussions and one second. As you might imagine, it was quite a trial. I pray, worked and loved, but nothing happened. But I guess that the Lord felt sorry for me, because in the last six months of my mission I had 11 more baptisms. I didn’t quite make my ‘goal’ but I was chastened and the Lord blessed my efforts. Moral: Don’t get too discouraged, and keep up the work, it will all pay off. (Wayne)

What was a funny language mistake?