The Methodist Inland Mission was established by the Methodist Church of Australia in 1926. Its aim was to send missionaries into remote areas of Australia, including the Northern Territory. The Mission was administered by the Methodist Inland Mission Board. When the Methodist Church became part of the Uniting Church of Australia in 1977, missionary work was taken over by Frontier Services. In its early years the Methodist Inland Mission primarily operated through the work of travelling preachers who worked in cooperation with the Presbyterian Inland Mission.
1926 - 1977 Methodist Inland Mission
1977 - Frontier Services
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Home Missions. Need for Federal Spirit.', The Brisbane Courier, 27 May 1926, p. 10, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21033982; 'Methodist Parliament. North Australian Policy.', The Register, Adelaide, 28 May 1926, p. 9, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56569099; 'Inland Missions. Methodist Board. Northern Australian Appointments', The Brisbane Courier, 28 January 1927, p. 6, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21097260.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 30 April 2012, Last modified: 7 November 2017