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A Pilgrimage Celebrating our Past – Energising our Present – Open to the Future

Celebrations marking the 75th year since the beginning of the Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS) began with a pilgrimage through Tasmania to Bruny Island where it all began. In a spirit of joy and celebration, a group of 28 pilgrims spent five days travelling through Tasmania to mark the commencement of the 75-year anniversary of … Continue reading A Pilgrimage Celebrating our Past – Energising our Present – Open to the Future

STARTTS Weekly Youth Group for Young People from Refugee Backgrounds – Coffs Harbour

“You can call in to the office and I will tell you all about the program; or you can brave the noise of sixty kids having fun and see for yourself what happens at our weekly gathering”. This was the invitation extended to Judy Cain from the JWF Melbourne Branch on a recent visit to … Continue reading STARTTS Weekly Youth Group for Young People from Refugee Backgrounds – Coffs Harbour

Highways and Byways December 2018 Newsletter

In this edition of Highways and Byways, MSS Congregational Leader Stancea Vichie announces our exciting new organisation Highways and Byways - A Community of Service, which will be absorbing all the activity of the John Wallis Foundation. Read also of the MSS and friends pilgrimage around Tasmania to begin the celebrations of 75 years as … Continue reading Highways and Byways December 2018 Newsletter

Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

Most older parents discover that life changes and often gets a little easier once their children grow up. But surviving those early years can be tough and the Swansea Community Cottage reckons a lot of young parents need a hand. That’s just what they offered last year with support from the John Wallis Foundation. The … Continue reading Life after nappies – young parents think ahead

Come join us for Sunday afternoon High Tea

We are holding our inaugural JWF High Tea Fundraiser on 11th November in Melbourne! All proceeds will support the John Wallis Foundation Small Grants Program, enabling small communities across Australia to make a difference.  Come join us for an afternoon of delicious treats, and great conversation.  Our guest speaker is  Kirsty Sword Gusmão, former First Lady of … Continue reading Come join us for Sunday afternoon High Tea