1900-1950 / Cardboard / Certificate / Document / Methodism
Printed on paper; ink

A distinguished service order certificate issued by the United Methodist Church Home and Foreign Missions to juvenile missionary collectors. Many young Methodists in the early 1900s helped collect funds for church and mission purposes, often (but not exclusively) after church on Sundays.

This certificate was awarded to Miss Isobel Powell for collecting £1 and 1 shilling. This was a lot of money in 1931.
Isobel Powell was an active member of her church in the West Country. She received various other church and temperance society awards around this time (1931-2), just before the United, Primitive and Wesleyan Methodist Churches united as The Methodist Church.

See also 2010/12610, 12611, 12612 and 12614.