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New South Wales - Organisation

Church Army (1932 - )

From
1932
Categories
Anglican, Care Provider and Religious Order
Alternative Names
  • Anglican Church Army
Website
http://www.churcharmy.com.au/

The Church Army is an Anglican religious organisation founded by Wilson Carlile in 1882, and established in Australia, in Perth, in 1932. It ran children's homes in the Newcastle Anglican Diocese: Morpeth Home for Children (St Alban's Boys Home) (1935-1948), St Elizabeth's Girls Home (1937-1977) and St Christopher's Home for Little Children (1937-1978).

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The Church Army movement is evangelical, and trains preachers to spread the word of the Gospels. It trains both women and men, and has a long-running programme of training Aboriginal evangelists.

The Church Army was supported by the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, which gave them a house in 1933. In 1935 two staff members arrived from England on board the Hobsons Bay: Captain WA Hoare and Captain DJ Young. Captain Hoare was to be attached to the staff of the Army's headquarters in Newcastle and Captain Young was to take up duty as superintendent of St Alban's Home for Boys at Morpeth. Captain Young's wife travelled with him.

In 1938 an Aboriginal woman, Muriel Stanley, was brought to St Christopher's from Yarrabah Mission in Central Australia to train as a Church Army sister. The Church Army told the Singleton Argus that they hoped she would return to her community to minister to her people.

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St Christopher's Home for Little Children, 'Clifton', Lochinvar
Title
St Christopher's Home for Little Children, 'Clifton', Lochinvar
Type
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Date
1 December 1928
Source
Newcastle Cultural Collections

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Sources used to compile this entry: 'Passengers on Hobsons Bay', The West Australian, 2 February 1935, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/32832328; 'Join Church Army: Farewell to Mr R Sansom', Northern Star, 22 December 1936, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/94677952; 'Aboriginal Girl as Missionary: First to be trained by Church', Singleton Argus, 4 November 1938, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/81921457; Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry