Record

CodeNA10354
Dates1874-
Person NameDundee Children's' Free Breakfast Mission; 1874-
ActivityIn 1874 workers in Mason Lodge Close, Murraygate, decided to clothe and feed poor children. A Sabbath School and other agencies were added to the mission which moved to Union Hall, High Street, then to New Inn Entry and then to Panmure Halls at Bain Square. In 1889 the Institution was built at the foot of Constitution Road. The Institution was registered on 29 May 1889 and the first President was John W. Shepherd who was also Treasurer. In 1904 Dundee Children's Free Breakfast Mission amalgamated with the Lemuel Mission, Dudhope Crescent. Edward Shepherd was President of the Cochrane Street Mission (later Lemuel mission) and assumed Presidency of the joint mission in 1904. His successor was A Inglis Shepherd.The mission was staffed by volunteers associated with one of the Evangelical Churches of Dundee. The mission was managed by a committee elected by members of the institution.In 1924 agencies in operation included sabbath morning free breakfast and children's services, sabbath school and bible classes, sewing club, rescue band, clothes store, holiday home, new year treats, parents' tea meetings, adult gospel services, mothers' meeting, boys' brigade, prayer meetings, bible study class and young people's missionary meetings.During holiday week children were taken to the countryside. In 1919 Mall Park Mansion House, Montrose was purchased by the mission for the annual week's holiday (referred to as the 'Weekie').
Corporate NameDundee Children's' Free Breakfast Mission
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