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20-June-2017
20-June-2017
Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

A pulpit commemorates the members of the congregation who died in service or were killed in action in World War One.

On 28 September 1919, it was unveiled by Private J. P. Woods, V.C. in the 'new church'.   The memorial was transferred to the Wesley Church (1883), when the 'new church' was demolished circa 1945.

An impressive ceremony took place in the Guildford Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, when a memorial pulpit, raised to the memory of adherents of the church who fell in the great war, was unveiled by Private Woods, V.C. His Excellency the Governor (Sir William Ellison-Macartney) attended to take part in the ceremony, and was accompanied by Captain North. 

The unveiling was then performed by Private Woods, the pulpit being a chaste example of ecclesiastical furniture in polished jarrah, with an engraved brass tablet bearing the names of eleven adherents of the church who had fallen in the war. Wreaths were placed on the pulpit by children of men who had given their lives and by the Red Cross Society, and after the president of the conference had congratulated the Guildford circuit on being the first church to provide a memorial to the fallen, the service closed, with the National Anthem.
Western Mail (Perth), 2nd October 1919.

Location

Address:91 James Street, Wesley Church, Guildford, 6055
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.899563
Long: 115.972912
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Religious Object
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://stateheritage.wa.gov.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th September, 1919
Front Inscription

In memory of the following who died defending home liberty and Empire in the Great War 1914 - 1919

[ Names ]

Greater love hath no man than this

Source: MA,HWA
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