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Reverend Andrew Love : October 2013
Reverend Andrew Love : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

Granite obelisk commemorates the first minister of the Church.

The first minister of the Presbyterian Church in Geelong was the Reverend Andrew Love. He ministered there for twenty-seven years from 1840 until his death in 1867. In 1861-62 he served as the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.

The Geelong Advertiser of Wednesday says—" It becomes our painful duty to record in this day's issue the death of the Reverend Andrew Love, who expired yesterday afternoon at five o'clock, in the sixty-ninth year of his age. Mr Love was a clergyman much respected by his congregation and a very large circle of his fellow-colonists, for his pious and Christian character; and, although of a quiet and unobtrusive disposition, did much good by his earnest and persuasive mode of preaching."
The Ballarat Star (Vic), 25th April 1867.



Address:Sydney Parade (Cnr Sydney Avenue), St Andrew`s Uniting Church, Geelong, 3220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.152938
Long: 144.368722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

By His Congregation And Friends
      To The Memory Of
        ANDREW LOVE,
The First Minister Of Saint Andrew`s Church,
The First Presbyterian Church
In The Western District of Victoria,
As A Token Of Their Grateful Appreciation
Of His Ministry For 26 Years
And Their High Esteem Of Him As A Citizen,
         Died 23 April 1867,
            Aged 69 Years

Source: RHSV, MA
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