You are invited to our May 10 celebration of 125 years of pioneering mission

You are invited to our May 10 celebration of 125 years of pioneering mission

Please join us for a special celebration of 125 years of pioneering mission through SIM on May 10.

Our birthday celebration, at St James' Church, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0AP, will feature global food, global music and global speakers. The main guest speaker will be SIM's International Director, Joshua Bogunjoko.

We want to give glory to God for all he has done through SIM since we were founded 125 years ago but also look forward to serving the gospel needs of a world in which more than two billion people have never heard of Jesus.

At the main celebration which runs from 7-9pm, there will be refreshments, music and presentations about SIM UK's plans for the future. We want to double the number of missionaries sent from the UK from 152 today to more than 300 by 2025, as we take the gospel to communities where Jesus is least known.

We will hear Christ’s call to make disciples amongst all nations and hear how we can respond to our times in, to and from multi-cultural Britain. You will have the opportunity to pray for communities where Christ is least known, hear about opportunities to serve globally, and understand how to support our mobilising work financially.

To book your place, or if you want further information, please email and we will be in touch. Or you can sign up directly for the evening celebration here.

If you are unable to attend our London celebration, we would love you to join us for one of our regional events. Further details to follow.

  • North
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • South West / Wales

To commemorate the anniversary, SIM International has published 'By Prayer to the Nations', a history of SIM written by Gary Corwin (cover illustration right).

The book runs to more than 400 pages and features some wonderful stories from SIM's pioneering missionaries, as well as lots of illustrations.

It's available for just £15, plus £5 postage and packing. Please email communications manager Tim Allan ( to reserve your copy.

Click here to read more of SIM's current work and how it is very much a continuation of the vision of our founding fathers, who first arrived in Lagos in 1893.

Tim Allan