The story of the JMA

Click here for a link to the JMA page of the Methodist Church website which includes a history of the organisation.

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  • Thank you for your comment, Roger.
    You can post a photo of your certificate on this site by clicking on ‘add your story’. We’ll then publish it in this section.
    No idea about ILB/JLB though!

    By Pamela Atkins (22/10/2021)
  • Thanks for all the information about JMA including collecting boxes, medals etc. I am going through family diaries and papers and have come across a lot of things relating to JMA and your material has been really helpful in allowing me to understand what’s what! In addition to medals, I have a certificate for the years 1961 to 1969 with seals for seven of those years. I would have attached a photo as I have not seen such certificates on your site but I could not seem to attach a photo.

    Finally, a question. In reference to a JMA Circuit Rally in March 1965, my grandad referred to it as ILB. Any idea what that stands for? (It could possible by JLB).

    By Roger Drew (21/10/2021)
  • Thank you for alerting us to that-I’ve fixed the link now.

    I think there were various designs of collecting boxes over the years, but I had one like the above in the 1960s.

    By Pamela Atkins (01/03/2018)
  • The link to the JMA page of the Methodist Church leads to a page titled “Page Not Found”.

    When I was a child many years ago (about 1970), I was in a Methodist Church Sunday School.  I collected money and got a medal with “JMC DSO FOR ZEAL FOR CHRIST” on it. I cannot remember whether or not I collected money in a collecting box like the one in the picture – is that what children used then, please?

    By E Bolton (23/02/2018)

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