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Title : Methodist missionary sisters Methodist missionary sisters
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Source : 21st birthday souvenir, 1893-1914: South Australian Women's Auxiliary Foreign Missions coming of age, p. [10-11]
Date of creation : 1914
Format : Pamphlet
Dimensions : 220 x 280 mm
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Description :
In 1891 Serena Lake founded the Bible Christian Women's Missionary Board to support missionary work in China. A similar body was formed in the Wesleyan Church in 1893 under the presidency of Mary Colton. Together these were the precursors of the Methodist Women's Auxiliary for Foreign (later Overseas) Missions - WAFM. This body supported missionary work in the north of Australia, in the Pacific, and in India. It was an autonomous body run by women, with women in the leadership positions. WAFM had a network of branches throughout the circuits of the Methodist Church, across South Australia. Next to the Anglican Mothers' Union, it was the largest church women's organisation in South Australia.
Related names :

Billing, Minnie

Colton, Mary, Lady, 1822-1898

Corfield, Bessie

Hammat, Hettie

Lake, Serena

McInnes, Margaret

Prisk, Ethel

Stubbs, Alice

Bible Christian Women's Missionary Board (S. Aust.)

Methodist Women's Auxiliary for Foreign Missions

Mother's Union (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

South Australian Methodist Women's Auxiliary for Overseas Missions

Coverage year : 1914
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Hunt, Arnold D. This side of heaven: a history of Methodism in South Australia, Adelaide: Lutheran Publishing House, 1985
Methodist Church of Australasia. South Australian Conference. Womens' Auxiliary of Overseas Missions Central, 1893-1978. Records, SRG 4/1/81-93
South Australian W.A.F.M. news, [Adelaide: Women's Auxiliary of Methodist Foreign Missions], 1928-1935



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