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03-May-2015
03-May-2015
Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A plaque commemorates Archdeacon Francis Bertie Boyce who was the first minister in the Western Districts, and eventually became the Archdeacon of West Sydney.

Location

Address:Church Street, Warriors Chapel, All Saints Anglican Cathedral , Bathurst, 2795
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.417516
Long: 149.579985
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

             To The Glory Of God
                      And
                In Memory Of
Francis Bertie Boyce, F.R.H.S., F.R.G.S.
         Born 1844.  Died 1931.
     Archdeacon of West Sydney,
Canon of St. Andrew`s Cathedral.

He Came To Minister In These Western Districts Before
This Diocese Was Founded.  His Parishes Were George`s Plains,
                   Molong And Orange.

In 1874, At The Bishops Request, He Paid The First  Pastoral
Visit To The Scattered Settlements On The Darling. This
Journey Involved Many Miles On Horseback Over Areas
Where He Was At Times Dependent For Guidance On The
     Compass Or Directions Obtained From The Blacks.
For Over 48 years He Discharged A Faithful Ministry
In Sydney, And Was Widely Known And Esteemed As An 
Eminent Churchman And A Devoted Worker For All
                         Social Reform.

Source: MA
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