C. Napper, W. Connor, F. C. Blanch, & W. P. ThomsonPrint Page Print this page


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The fence of the church commemorates Messrs C. Napper, W. Connor, F. C. Blanch, and W. P. Thomson, who were the committee members who built the church. 

In perfect weather about 80 members and friends gathered in a half circle outside the entrance gate of St. David's Presbyterian Church, Cowper, on Sunday, for special service arranged for the unveiling of a tablet and dedication of a memorial. The service was conducted by the Minister, Rev. J. P. Mortimore, who, after he had invoked Divine Blessing on the people and service, accepted the memorial as a gift from the people. He solemnly dedicated it to the glory, of God and to the memory of His faithful servants.

The minister called on Mrs Napper, Senr., the oldest member of St. David's Congregation, to assist him unveil the tablet after which, with appropiate words, she officially opened the gate and lead the Congregation through to the Church. The minister read for the Lesson Heb. 11. which spoke of many of God's faithful people who had died in faith. The text was chosen from 2nd Chrn. 31: 20-21. "And Hezekiah did that which was right and good and truth before the Lord his God, and every work in the service of His House, he did with all his heart." That, said Mr. Mortimore, was the tribute they could pay those men whose memory they had, by the memoria.(sic) erected to them, determined to perpetuate, and whose names were inscribed on the Tablet— F. G. Blanch, C. Napper, W. Connor and W.P. Thomson. 
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW),  9 May 1947.


Address:Old Pacific Highway & Short Street, St Davids Presbyterian Church, Cowper, 2460
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.569553
Long: 153.079502
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th May, 1947
Front Inscription

This fence was dedicated on 4th May 1947 as a memorial to C. Napper, Esq. W. Connor, Esq. F. C. Blanch, Esq. W. P. Thomson, Esq.

The committee who built the Presbyterian Church Cowper.

Opened 25th Nov. 1900.


Source: MA
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