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The "Good Shepherd " window was removed from the South Essendon Methodist Church when it was being sold, and temporarily placed in storage. It commemorates Charles Henry Woods and was donated to the South Essendon Methodist Church by the Directors of R. J. Gilbertson and Company and dedicated by Reverend H. W. Frederick on September 17th 1933 as part of the South Essendon Methodist Jubilee Celebrations.

Charles Henry Woods served the South Essendon Methodist Church for 50 years and was the Superintendent of the South Essendon Methodist Sunday School for 45 years. He died on October 18th 1929. 

The window was installed at St Johns on November 4th 1983.


Address:Mount Alexander Road & Buckley Street, St John`s Uniting Church, Essendon, 3040
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.756981
Long: 144.91841
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 17th September, 1933
Front Inscription

I am the Good Shepherd

Remember with moving gratitude Charles H. Woods

A faithful Undershepherd who tended the flock with untiring zeal and loving devotion.

S. S. Superintendent for 44 years.

Plaque :

This `Good Shepherd` window formerly located in the South Essendon Methodist Church was installed here on 4th Nov. 1983

"I am the Good Shepderd"  John 10.11.

Source: MA
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