Church con­nec­tion

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The Methodist-sup­ported NCH even­tu­ally had dozens of branches na­tion­wide, in­clud­ing sev­eral vil­lage-style ‘cot­tage homes’ sites where chil­dren lived in ‘ fam­ily’ groups, each looked af­ter by a house-mother from the church’s own trained Sis­ters of the Chil­dren.

The last of the ‘ big three’, the Church of Eng­land’s Waifs and Strays So­ci­ety, was founded in 1881 by Ed­ward Ru­dolf, a Sun­day school su­per­in­ten­dent in south Lon­don, who be­lieved that chil­dren in care should re­ceive a dis­tinctly Angli­can up­bring­ing.

The so­ci­ety even­tu­ally had more than 100 homes. Un­like

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