Who We Are
With 150 years of serving the community behind us, we’re able to draw on the values of our heritage, fix our vision on a better future and work towards transforming the lives of those in need.
We believe in human value.
Everyone is intrinsically unique and equally deserving of help.
We believe in grace.
Welcoming smiles and listening ears are as important as any assistance offered.
We believe in caring.
Every food parcel, every reconnected family, every night’s accommodation is delivered with kindness.
We believe in transforming.
Incredible things can occur when people realise their worth and are enabled to make long-lasting changes.
We believe in Jesus Christ.
As a Christian church, we are an organisation united by faith in Jesus, in human beings, and in the belief that strength can be found in community.
Founded on faith
We’re compelled to help, because Jesus first helped us. We believe, because Jesus first believed in us. We act, because Jesus first acted for us. We care, because Jesus first cared for us. We seek to transform, because Jesus first transformed us.
Our support services have been united in mission and purpose since our humble beginnings 150 years ago. And though the emphasis may change from year to year, day to day, crisis to crisis, our heritage guides us. We are able to constantly adapt in response to the needs of today in the knowledge that in helping without discrimination, we’re continuing a mission and purpose of assisting those most in need.
We stand proud as one organisation united in values. And with our congregations empowering our churches to thrive, and the generosity of individuals, businesses and communities allowing our support services to serve those in need, we’re honouring our past and enlightening our future.