Chatburn, England

The article previously appeared in Pioneer Magazine, 2010 Vol.57 No.3 In both of Heber C. Kimball’s missions to england he served in the ribble valley near Preston, Lancashire. In that region are some quaint little villages, including chatburn and Downham. This is an area of stunning beauty. At that time, locals felt that residents of […]

James Smithies Home

This article originally appeared in Pioneer Magazine, 2010 Vol.57 No.3 This home near bashall eaves (Barshe Lees) was once owned by James and Nancy Smithies. They were two of the earliest converts to the LDS church in england. The Smithies home was a center of religious activity for the Church.  There were conferences, ordinations, and […]

Appointment of Church Emigration Agents

This article originally appeared in Vol.62, No.2 (2015) of Pioneer Magazine. by Fred E. Woods British converts were influenced by the excellent organization and dependability of their Church leaders, both at Liverpool and in Nauvoo. An emigration agent was selected by Church leaders to carry out arrangements at Liverpool. In April 1841, an “Epistle of […]

Wilford Woodruff and the Latter-Day Saint Missionaries in the British Mission 1839-1841

This article originally appeared in Vol.65, No.4 (2018) of Pioneer Magazine. by Thomas G. Alexander1 Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles responded to an 1838 revelation given to Joseph Smith and took up their missions to Great Britain in 1839. They left their families and fellow Saints in difficult circumstances and embarked on […]