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Plaque, with a large wooden cross, commemorates the site of the Independent (Congregational) Church erected in 1854 and the Kew Congregational Church 1860-1978. The first places of Christian worship.

In 1853, when the village consisted of only a few cottages and tents, Messrs. J. J. French and  James Day set themselves to work to provide a building in which divine worship might be conducted. They waited upon Mr. N. A. Fenwick, and obtained a gift from him of the land in Walpole Street . The first Church, known in its early days as the Independent Chapel, was built of brick at a cost of £490, and opened free of debt on 16th April, 1854.


Address:Walpole Street, Bodalla Nursing Home, Kew, 3101
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.804681
Long: 145.031753
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Source: RHSV
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