GFS Australia Incorporated
GFS Australia used to be known as the Girls’ Friendly Society. GFS Australia began as a local branch of the Girls’ Friendly Society. GFS was founded in England in 1875 by Mary Townsend.
Welcome to the website of GFS Australia which will be continually updated during 2019. We hope this is a place for our members and all interested people. You will find things to help you in your GFS Journey and to keep in touch (or reconnect) with friends.
GFS Australia, like many organisations that began over 130 years ago, strives to keep relevant and maintain our identity in today’s society.
The theme for this 3 year term is:
To SEEK justice, LOVE mercy and WALK humbly with your God
Rev’d Canon Cheryl Selvage our President for 2018-2020 is based in Brisbane, Queensland. Extract from her speech at National Council:
You may think my selection of an Old Testament verse as unusual but I have to share with you that it is the one which kept coming back to me as I prayed to God for guidance for my leadership of GFS Australia. Those who know me well will know I place a great deal of emphasis on God’s guidance in all decisions. In fact you will probably become tired and possibly even frustrated with me as I ask that we all take a breath and pray before we act. This is he invitation that was given, that I now offer you. READ MORE
We hope you find our website useful. If we can help more or if you have any suggestions for content please contact us.
GFS Motto ~ Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfil the Law of Christ. Galatians 6:2