Our Organisation Information

Our Vision

To be a leading organisation that
exemplifies God’s love, enabling the
poor and needy to have life to the

Our Mission

  • Make the needs of the poor and
    needy known to all as enriched by
    our Methodist tradition.

  • Make services available including
    unexplored, underserved
    opportunities to the poor and

  • Make resources available for
    Methodist churches to do social

Our Values

T Trust
R Respect worth and dignity of people
U Uncompromising Integrity
S Service before Self
T Teamwork
S Sound Governance


Our Awards

Winner of Charity Governance
Award 2014
(Large Category)

Winner of Non-Profit Organisation
of the Year Award 2010
(Philanthropy Management)

Our Beginnings

The seed for the formation of Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) was sown by Mr Peter Joe Chia in June 1976 with an editorial in Methodist Message. It bore fruit in 1977 when the board of social concerns of the Trinity Annual Conference, under the leadership of Mr Lee Liat Cheng, appointed Dr Chia Lin Sien to draft a constitution for its formation. This was subsequently presented to the Council of Christian Social Concerns in September 1980 for further action.

A pro-tem committee under the leadership of Mr Richard Tambyah, the chairman of the Council of Christian Social Concerns, was formed to register MWS under the Societies Act. Registration was then approved in October 1981.

Our Milestones

Charity Status

Charity status
Charity Registration No: 00166
Charity Registration Date: 15/04/1985
Constitution: Society
Date of Establishment: 28/10/1981
ROS/RCB Registration No: 0209/1981WEL
UEN: S81SS 0088H
Institute of a Public Character (IPC) status
IPC Registration No.: IPC000360
Validity Period: 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017
Sector Administrator: Charities Unit