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27-July-2014
27-July-2014
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders
A plaque commemorates Reverend D. Jones Hamer who was pastor of the church from March 1882 to March 1886.

Location

Address:120 Collins Street, St. Michael`s Uniting Church, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.814469
Long: 144.969119
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Actual Event STart Date:12-March-1882
Actual Event End Date:07-March-1886

Dedication

Front Inscription

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."

Source: MA
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