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Anglican Board of Mission

Bush Church Aid Society of Australia

Church Army Australia

Church Missionary Society (CMS AUS)

Mission to Seafarers

National Home Mission Fund (Anglican Outback Fund)

Sharing of Ministries Abroad (SOMA)

Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

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Anglican Board of Mission

National Director: Ms Linda Kurti

Address:  Level 6 , 51 DruittStreet , Sydney , NSW , 2000 , AUSTRALIA

Tel: +61 (0)2 9264 1021

Fax: +61 (0)2 9261 3560

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.abmission.org

Description of Organisation:

Founded by bishops of Australia in 1850. Official mission agency of the Anglican Church of Australia. Currently supports partners in both Ecclesial and development operations.

Programmes & Events:

Financial grants; recruitment and support of people for partner churches; development support; exchange of people group and team visits.

Area of work:  

East Asia, Australia and Pacific, North Africa, Egypt.

Number of staff:  11

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Bush Church Aid Society of Australia

National Director: The Revd Brian Roberts

Address:  Level 7 , 37 York Street , Sydney , NSW , 2000 , Australia

Tel: +61 (0)2 9262 5017

Fax: +61 (0)2 9262 5020

Email: Click for Email

Web: www.bushchurchaid.com.au

Description of Organisation:

The Bush Church Aid Society was founded in 1919 and is a missionary society within the Anglican Church of Australia. It is committed to the ministry of the Gospel through the Word and Sacraments to the people in remote parts of Australia, where local conditions are harsh and resources are not sufficient. BCA's clergy and hostel staff do their part to win Australia for Christ.

Programmes & Events:

  • In conjunction with dioceses, provides and supports clergy sent to remote and rural districts of Australia. This includes supporting ministers in training in remote mining communities.
  • Providing care and accommodation for bush school students in isolated regions of New South Wales at Broken Hill and Forbes.
  • Provides opportunities (grants, etc) to plant new congregations and to support new ventures.
  • Provides mission up-date visits upon request within each region (VIC/TAS, QLD/Nthn NSW,NSW/ACT, SA & WA)
  • Produces a quarterly magazine and prayer notes to support and encourage our field staff and for all our supporters.
  • Provides medical and nursing services particularly to indigenous communities.
    • Area of work:  Australia

      Number of staff:  70

      Other offices:  

      Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth

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      Church Army Australia

      National Director: The Revd Martin Morgan

      Address:  PO Box 12 , Hazelbrook , NSW , 2779 , Australia

      Tel: +61 2 4759 1360

      Fax: +61 2 4759 1359

      Email: Click for Email

      Web: www.churcharmy.com.au

      Description of Organisation:

      A society of lay evangelists founded in the UK in 1880, established in Australia in 1934. A ministry mainly in the Anglican Church. Trains evangelists for the Anglican Church, equips parishes for ministry in evangelism.

      Programmes & Events:

      Officers in parish placements. Itinerant caravan ministry, remote area ministry, two bookshops, resources centre for parishes, parish schools for evangelism.

      Area of work:  East Africa,Australasia/Pacific, North America, Caribbean, Europe.

      Number of staff:  75

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      Church Missionary Society (CMS AUS)

      Federal Secretary: The Revd Canon Dr John Thew

      Address:  Level 5 , 51 Druitt Street , Sydney , NSW , 2000 , AUSTRALIA

      Tel: +61 (0)2 9284 6777

      Fax: +61 (0)2 9267 3626

      Email: Click for Email

      Web: www.cms.org.au

      Description of Organisation:

      The Church Missionary Society (CMS) was established in UK in 1799, with an independent CMS-Australia starting in 1916.

      CMS is committed to proclaiming the gospel and serving God's people around the world to see lives transformed by Christ. CMS missionaries work in partnership with national churches and organisations proclaiming the gospel through primary evangelism, discipling and church planting. Others are involved in serving God's people through education, Bible teaching, health and development work.

      Programmes & Events:

      • Sends long term personnel to more than 30 countries, working with national Anglican churches and Christian organisations.
      • Runs summer and winter conferences around Australia, majoring on Bible teaching and mission understanding. Over 5000 adults attend each year.
      • Provides some bursaries and grants for theological education, and development projects. Facilitates selected short term missionary education trips and internships.

      Area of work:  

      Africa, Middle East, Europe, Eurasia, Australia, South Asia, Latin America, South East Asia, East Asia.

      Number of staff:  200

      Other offices:  

      Other Main Offices in Australia

      Queensland with Northern NSW
      439 Ann St, Brisbane QLD 4000
      qld@cms.org.au

      NSW including ACT
      Level 5, 51 Druitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
      nsw@cms.org.au.

      Victoria
      9-13 Queen St (Postal: PO Box 410), Blackburn VIC 3130
      vic@cms.org.au

      Tasmania
      c/- 17 Church St, Hobart TAS 7000
      tas@cms.org.au

      South Australia/Northern Territory
      4/195 Victoria Sq, Adelaide SA 5000
      sa@cms.org.au

      Western Australia
      2nd floor, Law Chambers, Cathedral Sq, (GPO Box W2067), Perth WA6846
      wa@cms.org.au.

       

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      Mission to Seafarers

      Contact: The Secretary

      Address:  Australian Council of the Mission to Seafarers , PO Box 729 , Townsville , QLD , 4810 , Australia

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      Web: www.mts.org.au

      Description of Organisation:

      The Mission to Seafarers (MTS) is the Anglican Church working for the practical spiritual welfare of all races and creeds in ports throughout the world. Through a network of chaplains, lay staff and volunteers, it provides a welcome and friendship in over 300 ports around the world, helping seafarers in unfamiliar surroundings to overcome difficulties of language and culture; helps and counsels seafarers in need, in times of crisis and or in cases of injustice. We link seafarers with parish and clergy, extend support to their families; work closely with other denominations, showing seafarers that Christians are united in concern for their well being; support Christians who have to live out their faith in isolation and share faith through word and sacrament.

      Programmes & Events:

      The work of Mission to Seafarers is carried out in the various clubs/stations serving some 27 ports around Australia. There is a biannual conference for Chaplains and Council. The Mission to Seafarers have two liaison Bishops, working in Eastern Australia and Central and Western Australia. The main activity is the ministry offered to visiting Seafarers. There is approximately 15 stipend chaplains and a large body of honorary chaplains and volunteers.

      Area of work:  

      Australia & Pacific

      Number of staff:  27 Ports in Australia are worked by MTS

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      National Home Mission Fund (Anglican Outback Fund)

      Chairman: The Rt Revd Clyde Wood

      Address:  18 Olsen Street , Toowoomba , QLD , 4350 , Australia

      Email: Click for Email

      Description of Organisation:

      The fund is an agency of General Synod, established by canon. It was founded in 1969. Its purpose is the promotion of the Mission of the Church throughout Australia, and particularly in those diocese which because of circumstances lack resources, missionary opportunities or new development are in need of external assistance.

      Programmes & Events:

      Financial grants, based upon requests from bishops.

      Area of work:  Australia & Pacific.

      Number of staff:  no paid staff.

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      Sharing of Ministries Abroad (SOMA)

      National Director: The Revd Canon Ken Munns

      Address:  94A Cobham Avenue , Melrose Park , NSW , 2114 , AUSTRALIA

      Tel: +61 (0)2 9874 2974

      Fax: +61 (0)2 4928 4512

      Email: Click for Email

      Web: www.arma.org.au/soma/australia.htm

      Description of Organisation:

      Born out of SOMA UK, SOMA Australia was established in the early 1980s with a vision to assist in the renewal of the Anglican Communion worldwide through short term mission. SOMA/Australia works in co-operation with other SOMA branches, sending mission teams to over 50 different countries in the world.

      Programmes & Events:

      SOMA Australia sends teams for short-term mission to assist dioceses and institutions in their work; to encourage partnership with Christian leaders, and to help Christians minister in the power of the Holy Spirit. We also promote the renewal of the church in Australia by bringing individuals and teams from overseas; through deputation and teaching in parishes, deaneries and dioceses, and in co-operation with Anglican Renewal Ministries. We also arrange international conferences to stimulate thinking about different aspects of mission.

      Area of work:  

      East Asia, South America, Australia and Pacific, Central and Southern Africa, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia (Indian Subcontinent), East Asia.

      Number of staff:  1

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      Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

      General Secretary: Mr Leonard Woodley

      Address:  PO Box 190 Rundle Mall , Adelaide , South Australia , 5000 , AUSTRALIA

      Tel: +61 (0)8 8364 4643

      Fax: +61 (0)8 8364 4647

      Email: Click for Email

      Web: www.spcka.org.au

      Description of Organisation:

      SPCK - Australia joins with all sister SPCKs and defines its mission as follows: to promote Christian Knowledge by communicating the Christian faith, helping people to understand it and to develop their personal faith, and equipping Christians for mission. The SPCK was established in London in 1698 and has been active in Australia since 1788. SPCK was established as an independent Australian society in 1976.

      Programmes & Events:

      The main activities undertaken are the provision of financial grants mainly for literature and/or communication work and for providing consultancy and training opportunities for people from disadvantaged countries who are involved in such work.

      Area of work:  

      East Asia, Australia and Pacific, Central and Southern Africa, South Asia, South America.

      Number of staff:  Equivalent of one full-time and one part-time.