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Sesquicentenary Plaque : August-2014
Sesquicentenary Plaque : August-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

The plaque commemorates the sesquicentenary of Christian Witness in Bowral.

Local history records that the arrival of the first resident members of the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist churches coincided with the establishment of the township of Bowral in 1863. The formal ministry and mission of the Wesleyan Methodist Church first was conducted from meeting places on the western side of Bendooley Street, opposite the present day Uniting Church Centre (former parsonage – 1884) on a site currently occupied by Oxley Mall.  The first church was built in 1864.  This building was replaced in 1881 by a new church.


Address:Bendooley & Boolwey Streets, Bowral Uniting Chuch, Bowral, 2576
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.480345
Long: 150.420234
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1863
Approx. Event End Date:2013


Front Inscription

Bowral Uniting Chuch

1863  - 2013

To commemorate the Sesquicentenary of Christian Witness in the Bowral community

We celebrate the rich heritage of this church

Methodist tradition 1863 - 1977
Uniting Church in Australia 1977 - 2013

`A church for all people` 

This plaque was unveiled on 13 October 2013 by Ken Adams


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au