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22-October-2014
22-October-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
St Giles Presbyterian Church was built as a war memorial and commemorates those who served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved. 

The foundation stone of the church was laid by Lieutenant General Sir John Northcott on the 5th March 1955 with the official opening and dedication on the 26th November 1955. 

Location

Address:Park Road & MacMahon Street, Hurstville, 2220
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.964091
Long: 151.103407
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th November, 1955
Front Inscription

             TO THE GLORY OF GOD 
                THIS STONE WAS SET BY
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES 

LIEUT. GENERAL SIR JOHN NORTHCOTT
           K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., C.B
                5th MARCH 1955 
                                  MINISTER 
                                 REV.R.C.CRUIKSHANK 


(small plaque ) 
                           HISTORICAL MARKER 44
     ST GILES PRESBYTERIAN
     WAR MEMORIAL CHURCH 
THIS IS THE THIRD CHURCH OF HURSTVILLE 
PRESBYTERIANS AND WAS BUILT IN 1955. PRESBYTERIAN
SERVICES COMMENCED IN HURSTVILLE IN 1888.
THE FIRST CHURCH WAS A WOODEN BUILDING BUILT IN 
1904 IN FOREST ROAD. THE SECOND CHURCH WAS BUILT
IN 1923 AND HAS BECOME THE YOUTH CENTRE 
OPPOSITE THIS CHURCH.
Hurstville Municipal       Hurstville Historical 
Council                              Society 

Source: MA
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