The Mission was formed in 1838 by two Quakers and a 'churchman', to meet the needs of people suffering hardship - which in those days was mainly one of poverty.
The needs of today are more in alleviating loneliness or giving practical help, especially when relatives who might have helped live out of town, sometimes many miles away.
The Mission visits all who request us, regardless of religion, race, age or gender. Our sevices are free.
We are fully independent and funded entirely through donations.