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Sesquicentenary Plaque : August-2014
Sesquicentenary Plaque : August-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A plaque commemorates the sesquicentenary of Christian Witness in Bowral.

Local history records that the arrival of the first resident members of the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist churches coincided with the establishment of the township of Bowral in 1863. The formal ministry and mission of the Wesleyan Methodist Church first was conducted from meeting places on the western side of Bendooley Street, opposite the present day Uniting Church Centre (former parsonage – 1884) on a site currently occupied by Oxley Mall.  The first church was built in 1864.  This building was replaced in 1881 by a new church.

Location

Address:Bendooley Street, Bowral Uniting Chuch, Bowral, 2576
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.480345
Long: 150.420234
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1863
Approx. Event End Date:2013

Dedication

Front Inscription

Bowral Uniting Chuch
1863 -2013

To commemorate the Sesquicentenary of Christian Witness in the Bowral community

We celebrate the rich heritage of this church
Methodist tradition 1863 - 1977
Uniting Church in Australia 1977 - 2013

`A church for all people` 

This plaque was unveiled on 13 October 2013 by Ken Adams

 

Source: MA
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