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The seat commemorates the sesquicentenary of the foundation of the first St Peter`s Church in 1850.

Armidale 75 Years Ago
Armidale Anglican Church. The "Mercury" of 5/6/50 has the following, from its Armidale correspondent, under date 29/5/50: "The New Episcopalian Church: On Sunday last, May 26, the new church here, dedicated to St. Peter's, was consecrated, with the usual ceremonies. The Lord Bishop of Newcastle, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Williams, of Tamworlh, the Rev. Mr. Child, of Clarence River, and the Rev. Mr. Tingcombe, of Armidale; and, although the weather was extremely unpropitious an exceedingly large congregation of the inhabitants of the district assembled to witness the very interesting, and in this part of the interior novel ceremony. And it is to be hoped that the good example thus set by the Armidale people will have a stimulating effect on the exertions of all the friends of religion in this extensive and rapidly progressing part of the colony."
Maitland Weekly Mercury (NSW ), Saturday 6 June 1925.



Address:128 Dangar Street, St Peter`s Anglican Church, Armidale, 2350
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.515115
Long: 151.664765
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:26-May-1850
Actual Event End Date:26-May-2000


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2000
Front Inscription

Jesus said : "Come to Me all who are weary and I will give you Rest".  Matthew 11:28

Plaque :

To the glory of God

And in commemoration of the foundation of the first St Peter`s Church on the site in 1850

This seat marks the occasion of the sesqui-centenary 

Anno Domini 2000

Source: MA
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