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New South Wales - Organisation

Churches of Christ in New South Wales (1851 - )

Care Provider, Protestant, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • churches of Christ in NSW & ACT

Churches of Christ is a Christian church organisation that ran Dunmore Boys' Home at Pendle Hill and the Dundas Boys' Home.


Churches of Christ was first formed in New South Wales in 1851 and its first conference was held in April 1886, under the presidency of Dr Joseph Kingsbury. It is a Christian church, associated with the American Restoration movement.

The Churches of Christ Boys' Home Committee managed Dundas Boys' Home and Dunmore Boys' Home (also known as Dunmore House) at Pendle Hill.

It is now a Christian ministry and a provider of aged care services and, since the 1970s, has run Careworks New South Wales, a programme of partnering with community organisations to provide social relief.

Churches of Christ NSW holds some records relating to Dunmore Boys' Home.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Boys Home Opened', Sydney Morning Herald, 3 November 1930,; 'The Churches', The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 April 1936,; Arrowsmith, HM, 'Churches of Christ. Annual Conference.', The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 June 1933,; Correspondence with Fresh Hope Ministries, about the records they hold and contact details, are held in the eScholarship Research Centre project files, September 2019.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry and Kirsten Wright