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Tablet on Bethel Rock commemorates the service rendered to the early Methodist Church by William (Parson) Tom 1830-1883.

 'Parson ' Tom was a lay Wesleyan preacher who preached to local copper miners from "Bethel Rock" on his property, until a small church was built in May 1842. In the early 1830s he was joined by other Wesleyans from Cornwall.  The district was named the Cornish Settlement. 'Parson' Tom, as he was known far and wide, was its religious leader. 

Location

Address:Byng Road, Bethel Rock, Byng, 2798
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.349613
Long: 149.255608
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

     BETHEL ROCK
This Tablet Commemorates
The Service Rendered
        To The
Early Methodist Church
            By
William (Parson) Tom
     1830 - 1883

Source: ADB
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