England Bristol Mission

Sister Dorothy Noorlander

Pictured: Sis. Noorlander's mission assignment/change board photo (located in the mission home), which appeared with the other missionary photos.

President and Sister Pugsley

The Pugsleys served as Mission President and wife of the England Bristol Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1991-1994. The Pugsleys are from Salt Lake City, Utah, where Pres. Pugsley practiced law prior to their mission.

Pres. Pugsley assigned Sis. Noorlander to work in the mission office, where she was in charge of missionary flats (apartments). In addition to inspecting the flats, she handled communication between the landlords and the mission. The missionaries used to call her “Sister Pick-up, Hang-up, and Wipe-up.“

Letter to Sis. Noorlander

10 August 1991

Dear Sister Noorlander,

I wanted to write a note to tell you how much we love and appreciate you. Your work in the office is efficient and you are always happy and helpful. Your zone conference remarks were perfect.

Your dedicated service at this stage of your life is a wonderful example to all of us. We truly value our friendship with you.

Pres. Pugsley

Sis. Noorlander’s missionary tag. The day the tag comes off is a hard day for every devoted missionary.

The 1992 Southern Christmas Conference of the England-Bristol Mission.

Sis. Noorlander left the mission in June of that year, but these were many of the missionaries she served with.

President and Sister Jones

June 28, 1991. President and Sister Jones served as Mission President and wife of the England Bristol Mission from 1988-1991. The Joneses were from Leicester, England, where Pres. Jones was a shoe corporation executive. Pres. Jones served as president of the London England Temple from 2001-2004. He died Nov. 4, 2009 in Havant, England.

Sis. Noorlander in the Mission Home

Dec. 18, 1990. Sis. Jones, Sis. Noorlander, and Pres. Jones in the mission home after Sis. Noorlander arrived in England. This was the last day in the mission home before she left with her companion Sis. Olsen for their first flat.

Letter to Sis. Noorlander

8 January 1991

Sister Dorothy Noorlander
5 Fairview House
Canford Lane
Westbury on Trym

Dear Sister Noorlander,

After 10 days in the field, I know that you are settling down and I’m praying that you are continuing to work on the discussions and on gospel study each day. If ou do this diligently, your mission will be so much more meaningful to you as the months go by.

Sister Jones joins me in sending love and good wishes.


George H. Jones
Mission President

P.S. Here is a picture so you can see what a promising missionary you are.

December 18, 1990. Mission Home. New missionaries: Sis. Rebo, Sis. Noorlander, Sis. Dowding, Elder Allen, Sis. Olsen, Elder Burton, Elder Beerem Sis. Jones and Pres. Jones.

June 28, 1991. Pres. Jones with Pres. Pugsley standing by the chart of the men and women who served as Mission Presidents and their wives over the England Bristol Mission.

President and Sister Klein

MTC Mission President and wife

Still searching for picture of President and Sister Klein, who were at the MTC in 1990. If you have one please contact her son.