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The plaque marks the site of the former Jerusalem Methodist Church in Kadina from 1922 to 1956. The plaque was unveiled in 1986, the 150th Jubilee of South Australia. 

Methodist enterprise erected a new church at Jerusalem, about a mile from Kadina. Years ago, when the town was young, a small church served as a meeting place for the miners, but the hand of time brushed it away, and it has fallen to the lot of present-day Methodists to establish something more permanent. With commendable enthusiasm the residents of the neighbourhood took up the project, subsequent working bees led to the erection of a useful and well-finished edifice, capable of seating 150 persons comfortably. The inaugural services were held on Sunday, when the Revs. J. C. Hughes, T. P. Willason, and D. C. Harris (pastor of the church) officiated. On Monday, after a largely attended tea, a public meeting was held, fully 300 being present. Addresses were delivered by the Revs. A. H. Carne (superintendent of district), J. C. Hughes, and D. C. Harris, and Messrs. Moses Champion (chairman), Daddow, and Joseph Champion. Only about £20 is owing on the building, which was erected entirely by voluntary labor.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 4 February 1922.


Address:Champion & W Lake Streets, Jerusalem Uniting Church, Kadina, 5554
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.975265
Long: 137.710951
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1922
Approx. Event End Date:1956


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 9th March, 1986
Front Inscription

For The Jubilee Of The State
This Plaque Was Unveiled 9. 3. 1986
Grand-Daughter Of The Late 
 Mr. Moses Champion
To Mark The Site Of
The Former Methodist Church
     1922 - 1956.

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