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Celebrating the Centenary

Frontier Services is the successor in the Uniting Church to the Australian Inland Mission, developed by Rev John Flynn to provide support to the people of outback Australia. Flynn presented a proposal to the Assembly of the Presbyterian Church on 26 September 1912 which resulted in the establishment of the Australian Inland Mission. Frontier Services …

Books

Frontier Services has a range of interesting and informative books available that tell the story of the work of Frontier Services, or of the people of remote Australia.    Bush Kids: Growing up on an Outback Station in Australia Jennie Bucknell has collected hundreds of photos that tell the story of children living on stations …

Christmas Cards – old stock

Joy to the World! We saved several boxes of our beautiful“stained glass” Christmas cards from 2008. The greeting inside reads:“A wish for joy at Christmasand a prayer for peacethroughout the New Year” Contains Bible verse:“When they had seen him in a manger, they spead the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and …

Notelets

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Donate

You can make your donation to Frontier Services using one of these options: Make an online donation now Make an online donation to our ‘Cover the Country’ campaign Mail or fax a printed form Phone our toll free number: 1300 787 247   Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. A receipt will be sent …

Our Sponsors

Our work is entirely funded through public donations, corporate partnerships and grants philanthropic organisations.                   Frontier Services is grateful for the ongoing support of the following organisations: CMSIT Hunt & Hunt   Trusts and Foundations   Hunter Hall International Charitable Trust The Hacket Foundation The Ian Potter Foundation …

Our Structure

Frontier Services is a charity and agency of the National Assembly of the Uniting Church. The Frontier Services Board provides governance and oversight on behalf of the Assembly. The National Office of Frontier Services is based in Sydney.       

Our History

In the late 19th Century, the Christian churches became increasingly concerned about people living in the Outback, and Congregational ministers began “travelling out” to remote areas in the 1890s. In 1894 the Smith of Dunesk Mission in South Australia sent out a Presbyterian Minister to areas north of Beltana in South Australia and a nursing service began …

Patrol Ministry

Our Patrol Ministers are constantly on the road, and in the air, visiting people on isolated properties, Aboriginal communities, mine sites and road gangs. They lead worship, and conduct baptisms, weddings and funerals, but the majority of their time is taken up simply listening to people who face the daily challenges of isolation. Some of …