About

The Wellington City Mission has been serving those in need for 115 years.

We’re a charitable trust affiliated to the Anglican Church. We have been helping those most in need in the Wellington region for 115 years having been formed in 1904 from St. Peter’s Church. In 1929, an Act of Parliament established The Mission as a separate entity.

Through our four programmes — Mission for Independence, Mission for Youth, Mission for Families, and Mission for Seniors — we provide holistic practical support to a broad range of people. These include struggling families, at-risk youth and vulnerable older people. The assistance we provide includes food parcels, hot meals, advocacy, alternative education, financial mentoring, and social work support. We also operate a residential facility called Kemp Home and Hospital, providing rest home and hospital level support and transition housing.

We are open to anyone who needs assistance, regardless of their religious belief, age, ethnicity or social background. Together, we work to identify and address people’s underlying issues to create positive outcomes.

Our Vision

People and communities empowered, transformed, experiencing fullness of life.

Our Mission

Centred on Christ’s compassion, we seek to achieve fullness of life for those who are at risk or struggling in the Greater Wellington region.

For an in-depth look at The Mission and our programmes, and reports and statistics from the 2018-19 year, please download our Annual Review booklet from the Resources Page in this section.