---Welcome!

 

GFS is a Not for Profit Organisation made up of people belonging to a Christian community locally, nationally and globally.

 

We seek to provide or support ministries to children, youth, families and adults in a safe and accepting environment where Christ’s love is evident.
 
We have been part of the West Australian Community for 130 years and have engaged with many children and adults during this time. Last year GFS celebrates a wonderful milestone of 130 years of ministry to women, girls, men and boys in Perth. Since 1888 friendship, support and a listening ear have been part of the GFS DNA as we’ve sought to live out the GFS motto to “Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Gal 6:2
 
On the 1st January 1875, Mary Elizabeth Townsend established the Girls’ Friendly Society in England (now you know why our premises at 240 Adelaide Terrace are called Townsend Lodge. Come and pay us a visit, we have some really interesting memorabilia in the office along with a welcoming smile and cuppa). GFS was a pioneer women’s organisation, the first of its kind in the world. The members saw a need to befriend, mentor and support many of the younger women who were leaving their rural homes and communities to find work in the cities.
 
Here in Perth GFS welcomed migrant girls to the city by providing them with accommodation as they settled in and found employment. In time we branched out to provide Townsend Fellowship, children’s groups, Holiday Clubs, Camps, Mainly Music groups, Mother & Daughter High Teas; and more recently Dads N Lads BBQs, Pamper A Nanna, the Advent Festival, our group for 15-35 year olds GFS Next Gen and our newest initiative “Blessed to be a Blessing Dinner”.
 

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Our organisation partners with other community organisations to help others outside of our own community.     MORE
 
 
 
 
 

 

We have many programs, resources and games that we can help you to get your own children’s ministry group established.     MORE   
 
 

 

Dating back to the beginnings of GFS, women’s ministry has been a vital part of our ministry to this day.  We have a lot to offer why not see what could suit you.     MORE   
 

 

Youth

 

If you wish to become a part of our NextGen GFS group this this is the place for you.  Come along and be part of the team, become a member or just attend one of the events they run.    MORE   
 
 
 
 
 
GFS Outside Perth
GFS is not just in Perth! We are part of a National and Global organisation and always are happy to welcome new members.     MORE   
 
 
 
 
Who Let The Dads Out?
GFS is proud to be working with Who Let the Dads Out? in the UK to offer help and resources to get your WLTDO? group here in WA off and running.     MORE   
 
 
 

---Upcoming Events

 

HOLIDAY CLUB

Monday, 8th July 2019 – Friday, 12th July 2019 
 
 
To be advised
     

 
 

 

 

HOLIDAY CLUB (Wongan Hills)

Friday, 19th July – Saturday 20th July and Sunday Morning Worship 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

GFS Perth Calendar

Check out what is happening in GFS Perth by looking at our calendar below
 
 
 
 

 

 

--- From The Blog

 

Mother & Daughter High Tea

Yeah sure, our standard Mother and Daughter High Tea’s are pretty awesome (who doesn’t salivate at just the thought of a warm, freshly baked scone smothered in clotted cream and jam?), but a Disney themed one that is going to be awesome!

Honestly though, what better way to spend an afternoon than surrounded by all-things Disney while munching on yummy food? There’s something to suit everyone, whether you’re a Snow White girl like me or a diehard Aladdin fan, there will be plenty of fun to be had at our Disney-themed afternoon tea this year.

Book online through the link below or pay on the day but please RSVP so we know for catering (and gift) purposes.  So ‘get your ears on’ and come and have some fun at our annual Mother and Daughter High Tea.

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Who Let The Dads Out? is coming!

GFS Perth is proud to announce we are working with Care for the Family in the UK to promote Who Let The Dads Out? movement in Western Australia (and then hopefully Australia!)  Any churches interested in running a group please contact the GFS Perth Office on 9202 1627 or email wholetthedadsout@gfsperth.com.au and we will get in contact with you.  Read more on our Who Let The Dads Out? page or follow us on the Facebook page 

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GFS World Council South Africa 2020

We have heard from Thembeka about the costing for World Council in 2020 9-19 July 2020
 

The process of viewing the Venue and other Conference needs has been finalized. According to calculations made, the cost of the GFS World Council Conference fees are R13,500.00 as per South African currency and is of today $993.00 US dollars, $ 1,358 AUD , Euro 867, Pounds 758. You can check the exchange rate yourselves. We all know that it will fluctuate and will depend on when did one pay. What is important at this stage is to know that Conference Fees are R 13,500.00 (South African Rand is the currency). Please respond back to GFS Australia by the end of February please to allow us to collate a list of those who are definitely wanting to attend world council and as a country we will send this information to Thembeka. The venue will be about an hour away from Johannesburg (this might also assist in planning air fares). Those people who are strongly interested by not quite sure about committing could also be noted. Please respond to Julie (julie679233@gmail.com – by the end of February) Yes, I am definitely coming to World Council in 2020, or I am very interested but still unsure about attending world council in 2020

or No, I am not able to attend world council in 2020

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Want To Become a Member?

 
There are lots of ways to be involved with GFS in Perth.  Head to the link below
to see how you can get involved today!
 
 
 
 

Verse of the Day

“[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” — Galatians 5:13 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.