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The stained glass window commemorates the centenary of the establishment of Wesleyan Methodism in Brighton in 1841 and honours the church pioneers. 

The centenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the New-street Brighton Methodist Church will be celebrated next Sunday with special services.  It was the first Methodist church to be built in Brighton. The stone was laid on April 16, 1845. In 1854. however, it was found necessary to erect a larger building, the present structure. It is planned to place a memorial window to the early pioneers in the church as soon as possible.
Age (Melbourne), 10 April 1945.



Address:New & Allee Streets, Girrawheen Chapel, Brighton Grammar School, Brighton, 3186
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.907275
Long: 144.992734
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1841
Approx. Event End Date:1941


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:Circa 1945
Front Inscription

Hitherto has the Lord helped us

In honour of the pioneers who established Wesleyan Methodism in Brighton 1841

Built the first New Street Church on this site 1845

This Church, originally called Ebenezer Chapel was dedicated 24th December 1854

Dedicated to God to commemorate the centenary of Methodism in Brighton


Source: MA
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