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Three stained glass windows commemorate Reverend Mearns Massie who was the third pastor of the church.

Mearns Massie was born of American parents somewhere in the United States of America and he was accepted into the ministry of the Congregational Church and came to Tasmania from Honolulu in 1902, having accepted the call to Christ Church in Launceston.

In 1907 he resigned his charge to take up educational work on the island of Tonga. However, climatic conditions did not suit his health and after two years he returned to Tasmania and for a time had charge of the Memorial Church, Hobart.

Subsequently he accepted a call to the church at Ballarat and after a short period journeyed to South Africa and took up the charge of the church in Pietermaritzburg.  Returning to Australia he accepted the charge of the Newtown Congregational Church in Sydney and later moved to Petersham Church, also in Sydney.

In 1934 he was obliged to retire owing to failing health. He died on 3rd March 1936 at his home 'Maluna' in Herbert Street, Dulwich Hill, Sydney.  In his memory a set of three east windows were erected as a token of love and affection. The main theme of the windows is 'He shall feed his flock'. 



Address:11 Frederick Street, City Baptist Church, Launceston, 7250
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.441204
Long: 147.140858
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

In memory of the third pastor of this church

Rev. Mearns Massie

Died March 3rd 1936.


Left Side Inscription
The above window is erected to the memory of the Rev. Mearns Massie 1936.
Right Side Inscription
The above window is erected to the memory of the Rev. Mearns Massie 1936.
Source: MA,JG
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