This meeting was UCSAHS’s contribution to History SA’s ;Open Doors: Built Heritage weekend’, which is the opening event of the 2018 SA History Festival. It included a tour of an historic building, and input from the church’s organist and its historian.
Wesley Uniting Church, 27 Grenfell Street, Kent Town – 2:30pm
Uniting Church National History Society
AGM and Public Lecture
The Annual General Meeting of the Uniting Church National History Society (UCNHS) will be held on Saturday 7 July, 2018 at 5:00pm at Box Hill Uniting Church
Members of the UCSAHS who will be at Assembly are encouraged to attend this event.
We are hoping that those who can’t be there in person will be able to attend online (details on how to connect will be published on our here and on our Facebook page when they become available).
Inaugural Public Lecture – Horizons of Religious History
Professor Stewart Gill
Master of Queen’s College, University of Melbourne
Box Hill Uniting Church
Saturday 7 July, 2018—6:00pm
(immediately following the AGM)
Professor Stewart Gill was appointed the eighth Master of Queen’s College in 2016. He is founder and director of the Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society, and an Adjunct Professor in the University of Queensland’s School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He previously held positions as Warden of Ridley College and Deputy Warden of Trinity College. Scottish by birth, Professor Gill graduated with an honours Master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh. He continued his studies in Canada, earning a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of Guelph. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London. Steward’s published historical studies span Canada, Scotland and Australia. As such he is well situated to provide a state of play address on the ‘Horizons of Religious History’ in this perfect prelude to the 15th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia held at the nearby Box Hill Town Hall.
Light Refreshments will be served after the lecture.
Primitive Methodism in South Australia
Our first gathering for 2018 was held on 4 March, 2018 at the Church of the Trinity (318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park) at 2:30pm.
Rosemary Mitchell and a team of discussants led an interesting discussion on some of the history of Primitive Methodism in SA.
Do you have any information (documents, publications, family memories, anecdotes, artefacts, anything) about the Primitive Methodists? Would you like to share this with others in the UCSA Historical Society? We’d love to hear from you. Rosemary Mitchell who is working on the history of Primitive Methodism in SA would be especially please!
Contact us here at the centre if you can help (details on the right of this page)
Our program for 2018 is now available Events page.
October 2017 meeting…
‘Leaders of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in SA’ Panel Discussion< >
Sunday 8 October, Brougham Place Uniting Church at 2:30pm
A handout on some of those involved in the Women’s Suffrage Movement in South Australia is available.