The celebration will continue until 2015 which marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival in Sydney of the first Methodist Minister, the Rev Samuel Leigh. The focus in each of the four years will be a specific area where the work of the early Methodists and Wesley Mission has excelled Hope (2012), Advocacy (2013), Innovation (2014) and Faith (2015).

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

John Wesley

Barry O' Farrell, MP 

2012 - The Premier speaks on Advocacy

Barry O’Farrell MP, speaks on advocacy, delivered at Wesley Mission’s Celebrate 200 event in July 2012.

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The house of first meeting in 1812

200 years at a glance

Trace the growth of pioneering care year by year from the first Methodist meeting in Australia in 1812. View our timeline.

200 years of hope, advocacy, innovation and faith 

Hope, advocacy, innovation and faith

See how 200 years of hope, advocacy, innovation and faith has shaped Wesley Mission today.

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