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15-January-2014
15-January-2014
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A tablet commemorates the Reverend Charles Price, the first Congregational Church minister in Australia.

Reverend Charles Price formed a Congregational Church in Launceston on 26 October 1836 and the Tamar Street Chapel which opened on 6 September 1837. Price, who had established a grammar school in 1836, drew no stipend from the church until its building debts were settled in 1850.

There was early disruption of the congregation when Reverend John West arrived in 1839 and drew away half the members to form a second church, but Price maintained an effective ministry for fifty-five years. He added chapels at Vincent Street (1848) and Inveresk (1858) to his pastorate. His qualities of leadership led to his election four times as chairman of the Tasmanian Congregational Union, and as the first president of the Congregational Union of Australasia.

Location

Address:13 Frederick Street, Launceston Baptist Church, Launceston, 7250
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.441094
Long: 147.140705
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 26th October, 1936
Front Inscription

To the Glory of God And in memory of Rev. Charles Price 
First Congregational Minister In Australia

Minister of Tamar Street Church Launceston 1836 – 1891

Died Aug. 4th, 1891

Tablet erected October 26th 1936

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