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Christian Medical Fellowship was founded in 1949 and has as members over 4,000 doctors and 800 medical students throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. We are linked with like-minded organisations of Christian doctors in about 70 other countries through the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA).

CMF's ministry is based on Jesus instructions to his disciples, as reported by Luke, the first known Christian doctor: to preach God's Kingdom and to heal the sick (Luke 9:2).

These instructions are further expanded in Jesus' Nazareth Manifesto (Luke 4:18,19) where he describes his mission as one involving preaching, healing, deliverance and justice.

We exist to bring glory to Jesus Christ through fulfilling his great commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and great commandments (Matthew 22:37-40; John 13:34-35) and by following in his footsteps (1 John 2:6).

CMF is first of all Christian. Our members are drawn from all Christian denominations and are united by our faith in Jesus Christ and our belief in the Bible as God's word. Second we are medical, united by our calling as doctors, medical students and other professionals working in healthcare. Third we are a 'fellowship', working together to encourage and inspire each other to fulfill our calling and serve Christ together in this generation.

Our logo of the triple helix represents the three persons of the Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – as well as the tripartite nature of humanity – spirit, soul and body. The cross is at the centre of all we do because we believe it is Christ's death and resurrection that makes our relationship with God possible, and it is Jesus' example of service that inspires us in our own service in medicine.