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The wall was erected in 1958 to commemorate the foundation trustees of the church when it was opened in May 1933 and a plaque in memory of Maria Hicks whose relatives built the church in her memory.

The Methodist Memorial Church at Dean's Marsh was yesterday opened and dedicated by the Reverend T.C. Rentoul , Superintendent of the Methodist Home Missions of Victoria. The church was erected by relatives to perpetuate the memory of Mrs C. E. Hicks who served for 27 years as a missionary in Chao Tong, China. At the opening services were the Rev. T.C. Rentoul in the morning and afternoon and Rev. L. Perkins of Colac in the evening.
The Argus (Melbourne), 9th May 1923.

Note : This church has been listed for sale.


Address:Pennyroyal Valley Road , Deans Marsh Memorial Church, Deans Marsh , 3235
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.398926
Long: 143.8853
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-1958
Front Inscription

Plaque :
[ Names ]

Plaque :

Erected to the memory of Maria Hicks (nee Bush)

27 years missionary at Chao - Tong

Died 25th Oct. 1924.

Plaque : 

Erected May 1958

In memory of the foundation trustees of this church when it was opened un May 1933

Plaque :

The Methodist Memorial / Uniting Church was built on the land adjoining

1933 - 2003

Source: MA
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