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First Confirmation Centenary: 30-August-2014
First Confirmation Centenary: 30-August-2014
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Tablet commemorates the centenary of the first confirmation in Australia which occurred at St John's Church in 1836. 116 candidates received communion.

His Grace the Archbishop of Sydney will hold a confirmation service in St. John's Church on Sunday night. In addition to 42 candidates from Parramatta, there will be others presented from the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, and the parishes of Prospect and Seven Hills, and Riverstone. On August 23, 1836, William Grant Broughton, Bishop of Australia, held his first Confirmation services after his consecration as Bishop, at St. John`s Parramatta, when he confirmed 116 candidates. A memorial tablet will be unveiled on Sunday night by the Archbishop, commemorating the Centenary of that service. 
Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW),
20 August 1936. 

Location

Address:195 Church Street , St John`s Anglican Cathedral , Parramatta, 2150
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.81594
Long: 151.002912
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Actual Event STart Date:23-August-1836
Actual Event End Date:23-August-1936
Link:http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 23rd August, 1936
Front Inscription
               THIS TABLET
IS ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE THE
CENTENARY OF THE FIRST CONFIRMATION
        SERVICE HELD BY
   WILLIAM GRANT BROUGHTON
       BISHOP OF AUSTRALIA
     WHEN ON 23rd AUGUST 1836.
HE CONFIRMED 116 CANDIDATES IN
ST JOHN`S CHURCH, PARRAMATTA.
UNVEILED BY THE MOST REVEREND H.W.K.MOWLL. D.D.
ON THE OCCASION OF A CONFIRMATION SERVICE
HELD IN THIS CHURCH ON 23rd AUGUST.1936.  
Source: HNSW, MA
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