1/07/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Ian Porter

A Brief History of The Mission to Seafarers, Sydney

In 1822, the Rev. William Cowper (Rector of St Philip’s Church of England in Sydney) and a group of prominent Christian businessmen from ‘dissenting churches’ founded the Interdenominational Society known as The Sydney Bethel Union Society (SBU).  Their aim was to bring the blessings of Christian ministry to seamen in the P

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