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24-October-2013
24-October-2013

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The Merrington Memorial Peace Chapel is dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of Ernest N. Merrington MA, PhD., Minister of the Church 1910-1923, and Senior Chaplain A.I.F. 1914-1919. 

The Chapel contains most of the war memorial and commemorative elements housed within the church. The Chapel was named and dedicated in September 1996, as a designated memorial space.

Ernest Merrington, Presbyterian Minister, offered his services the day war was declared against Germany on 4 August, 1914. He gained permission to hold the first church service in Shrapnel Valley at Anzac Cove. Soon, he was holding four services each Sunday, each one attended by hundreds of men. Often, soldiers would confess, they were not believers prior to the war. He used a small cup and plate to give communion. When he wasn’t preaching, Merrington was offering comfort to the wounded at the beach hospital or casualty clearing station. He visited hospital ships and moved between trenches visiting the troops. 

His communion set was donated to the church.

Location

Address:Ann & Creek Streets, St Andrew`s Uniting Church, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.465549
Long: 153.027342
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September-1996
Front Inscription

Plaque 1 :

MERRINGTON
MEMORIAL
PEACE
CHAPEL

Plaque 2 : 

To The Glory Of God
And In Memory Of
ERNEST N. MERRINGTON M.A., PH.D.
Minister Of This Church 1910-1923
Senior Chaplain A.I.F. 1914-1918
A SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST
                             Romans  1:1

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