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A memorial tablet commemorates James Murdoch who was a preacher at this church.

The Cambridge Congregational Church was scarcely large enough to hold the number of persons who yesterdav came to pay their last tribute of respect to the Iate  Hon. James Murdoch M.L.C , of Craigow in whose memory Divine service was held. All those connected with the church and most of the people in the district in which the deceased had for so many years rendered such valuable service, were present.  The service was conducted by the Rev W Owen Lewis, who expressed the sense of loss at Mr Murdoch's death, and paid a tribute to his sterling qualities as a father and friend.

The Rev Owen Lewis said the district of Cambndge had suffered a great loss in the death of one of its most respected members, while the church had lost a willing and devoted worker. The deceased filled many important positions in the community; he was a leader in his district for many years, being one of the oldest of those who had been promoted to the magistry in the State.

One of the greatest tributes the Church could pay to a member of its congregation was paid to him when he was appointed an elder of the Presbyterian Church.  Mr Murdoch had faithfully served the Church particularly the little kirk at Cambridge, where he frequently took the services carrying on the work of the gospel, and the Church generally had lost a veritable pillar.
The Mercury (Hobart), 15 June 1925.


Address:Kennedy Drive, Uniting Church, Cambridge, 7170
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.832604
Long: 147.460106
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

To the glory of God and in affectionate remembrance of the late Honourable James Murdoch M. L.C. of Craigow, Cambridge ; who passed to his rest on the 29th May 1925, aged 73 years.

He was a trusted leader and an honoured citizen of this district ; a consistent Christian and an Elder of his Church ; and a preacher of the Gospel in this sanctuary for over 25 years.

"The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance." Psalm CXII. 6.

Source: MA
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