This wooden money collecting box was used to help support the work of the Methodist Missionary Society in the mid 1900s.
'Mission', in particular the conversion of indidenous people to Christianity, became an important aspect of Methodist work as the 19th century progressed. There were many small Methodist missionary societies which eventually, in 1932, merged to become the Methodist Missionary Society. This operated in Africa, the Caribbean, the Indian sub-continent, Europe, the Americas and Australasia.
See also the other collection boxes in the Online Collection.