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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the laying of the memorial stone of St Peter`s Church.

Yesterday afternoon the ceremony of laying the memorial stone of the new Church of England (St. Peter's), at Hamilton, was performed by the Bishop of Newcastle, Dr. Pearson, in the presence of a large gathering. The clergy present included the Revs. Dr. Ellis, W. H. H. Yarrington, M.A., C. F. Withey, Charles Walsh, S. Simm, H. S. Millard, M.A., and W. Tollis. There was also a large number of ladies and visitors present. The Hamilton band attended, and paraded the main thoroughfares. After service in the temporary church, where his Lordship delivered an eloquent sermon, a procession was formed to the new building, where addresses were delivered by the Rev. Mr. Withey, and Canon Selwyn, the latter referring strongly to the Salvation Army. The Bishop did not speak at any length, and was absent from the subsequent evening meeting. Mr. J. C. Ellis, M.L.A., presided at the public gathering at night in the Mechanics' Institute, and addresses were delivered by Rev.Dr. Ellis, the Revs. Mr. Yarrington, Simms, Withey, W. Tollis, Perrott, P.M.,and Mr. Ellis, M.L.A. A collection was made amounting to £12 19s 4d, which with £60 3s placed upon the stone, made the handsome total of £73 2s 4d. A musical programme was gone through, before a densely packed audience; not the least amongst the vocalists being the Rev.Dr. Ellis, who sang several excellent tenor songs. As the proceedings closed at a late hour, and the report is necessarily a long one, further particulars are held over.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
12 March 1884.


Address:148 Denison Street, St Peter`s Anglican Church, Hamilton, 2303
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.924638
Long: 151.742941
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:11-March-1884
Actual Event End Date:11-March-1884


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th March, 1984
Front Inscription

This Plaque Commemorates
     The C
The Laying Of The Memorial Stone
This Church Of St Peter
11th March 1884

      Unveiled By
The Rt. Rev. Leslie Stibbard
   11th March 1984
(Rector Of Hamilton 1951 - 1962)


Source: MA
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