Reverend D. Jones HamerPrint Page
|Address:||120 Collins Street, St. Michael`s Uniting Church, Melbourne, 3000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.814469|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||12-March-1882|
|Actual Event End Date:||07-March-1886|
In memory of the Reverend D. Jones Hamer
Pastor of this church from March 12th 1882, until his death on March 7th 1886.
He was an earnest & talented minister of Christ. A true friend and a staunch & enthusiastic advocate of civil & religious liberty. After a distinguished career in England he accepted the pastorate of this church devotedly & conscientiously serving it until called higher.
The Victorian Congregational Jubilee Fund for the extinction of all debts on congregational churches owed much of its success to his influence & example, as well as to the ability which he brought to its service.
His death deprived the Jubilee Movement of an effiicient generous & devoted president, and this church of an able & faithful pastor.
He died at the early age of 42 years while on a visit to the hot lakes of New Zealand whither he had gone seeking rest & health, his body lies in the cemetery at Rotorua & his spirit has returned to God who gave it.
"With Christ ; which is far better."