Join our celebration of 200 years of pioneering faith and care, started by the first Methodists in Sydney in 1812.
This event is a special occasion where we will celebrate the roots of Wesley Mission from the first meeting of Methodists in Sydney in 1812. In the following years their commitment to “Do all the good you can” inspired them to found many of the community services that you see Wesley Mission delivering today.
On the day, we expect more than 1800 people to join us, including church and community leaders. Mark Scott AO, a senior Officer of Wesley Mission and Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, will join Rev Dr Keith V Garner to host the event, with contributions by The Hon Barry O’Farrell MP, Premier of New South Wales and The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Federal Minister for Health.
We will begin the proceedings at Martin Place at 2.15 pm where an historical drama re-enactment will be performed, and a processional march with police escort will lead us to the State Theatre, where Celebrate 200 will be held.
We would be delighted if you, along with your family, could join us on the march and at the State Theatre, to celebrate 200 years of service to the people of Sydney and NSW.
This is a ticketed event so please register for your free tickets by 26 June 2012.
For queries email or call (02) 9263 5411.
Wet weather notification
For guests planning to march, please check this web page on the day for wet weather advice. Remember to wear comfortable footwear regardless.
Please use public transport where possible.
For the Martin Place drama and March of Witness use either Wynyard or Martin Place railway stations.
For the State Theatre use Town Hall railway station.
Wesley Mission has a reduced price day parking scheme in operation on Sunday’s with two parking stations.
- Secure Parking - Piccadilly Centre
137 Castlereagh St - $12.00
- Wilsons - Darling Park
201 Sussex Street - $6.00
How it works. Park and before collecting your car, pay for a voucher at Wesley Centre reception at 220 Pitt Street. Vouchers will be available for purchase at Wesley Centre reception from 9.00 am on 15 July 2012. The number of vouchers available is limited.