• Organisation

Methodist Department of Social Services


The Methodist Department of Social Services was the social welfare arm of the Methodist Church. Its work evolved from the Methodist Missions at Leichhardt, Paddington, Balmain and the Central Methodist Mission. It ran Iandra at Grenfell and Heighway House at Drummoyne and Thornleigh.

According to Reverend Harry Herbert, the Methodist Church’s first Director of Social Services was Reverend Bill Hobbin, who had campaigned around the issue of slum housing in Bellevue Hill.

  • From

    c. 1943

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  • Alternative Names

    Department of Social Responsibility

    Department of Social Services and Public Questions

    Public Questions Committee

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