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31-January-2016
31-January-2016

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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the consecration of St Augustine`s Church. 

The church building construction was commenced in 1888 with funds provided by Edward Christopher Merewether. The land and church cost £2,600. The church was dedicated on 5 May 1889 by the Vicar-General of the Diocese of Newcastle, the Rev Canon A E Selwyn. Originally the lease of the land was for 999 years at a token rent of one peppercorn per annum, if called upon. Later the Merewether family adopted a policy of allowing their tenants to convert to freehold. So on the 6 April 1913 the church became the property of the Diocese of Newcastle and was consecrated by Bishop Stretch.

Location

Address:Llewellyn & Winsor Streets, St Augustine`s Anglican Church, Merewether, 2291
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.941579
Long: 151.750793
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Actual Event STart Date:05-May-1889
Actual Event End Date:05-May-1989

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 30th April, 1989
Front Inscription
      TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THIS STONE WAS BLESSED BY

        + RICHARD
AUXILIARY BISHOP OF NEWCASTLE
TO MARK THE
CENTENARY 
OF THE CONSECRATION OF THIS CHURCH
       30th APRIL 1989. 
 H.MASTERS
A.SMITH - WARDENS  L.G.HOLMES - RECTOR
J. WOODEN. 
Source: MA
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