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17-November-2014
17-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Russell Byers
A restored stained glass window commemorates Dilys Elizabeth Jamieson Williams.

In 1931, Dilys Elizabeth Jamieson Williams applied for candidature for admission to the ordained ministry of the the Australian Presbyterian Church, the first woman of that denomination to do so. Though her application was stalled, Williams’ competence in Christian theology flourished, outshining many ordained ministers, who, at that time, were overwhelmingly men. Through later studies at Glasgow University, Williams’ embrace of biblical Hebrew enabled her to enliven the Semitic underlay of Jesus’ sayings. Scoffed as eccentric and lovelorn for controversialist Samuel Angus, Williams’ penetrative insights and capacity for leadership were rarely appreciated in her lifetime. 

Location

Address:Collins & Johnston Streets, Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale, 2038
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.883333
Long: 151.169444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 22nd July, 1990
Front Inscription

To The Glory Of God
This Window Was Restored
In Memory Of
DILYS ELIZABETH JAMIESON
WILLIAMS
Dedicated 22nd July 1990

Source: MA
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