Looking back… 60 years ago – Spicer Memorial Church

> From The South Australian Methodist – 20 October, 1957 Sixty years ago the Spicer Uniting Church (then Methodist) Sunday School celebrated its 74th anniversary.


Looking back… 60 years ago

From The South Australian Methodist – 13 October, 1957 Times have changed – in 1957, the state Methodist Conference had papers and proceedings published in a bound book. Now, as we get ready for the SA Presbytery & Synod meeting next month, we will be downloading our papers from the Synod website, and most of […]


Looking back… 60 years ago

        From The South Australian Methodist – Friday 4 October 1957… 60 years ago, Naracoorte Uniting Church (then Methodist) were getting ready to move into their brand new building. The photos are from documents in the History Centre’s collection – the ‘new’ church shown in the early 1960s from a Stewardship information […]


Can you help?

Here at the History Centre, we have many photos that have been generously donated to the collection. Some of them are not labelled with who they are, where they are, or when they were taken. This photo is one of these. The only possible identifying information on this one is “To Stan, with Christian love, […]


Looking back… 100 years ago – Gawler Methodist Circuit

From ‘The Australian Christian Commonwealth‘ – July 28, 1916 A snippet from the report of the Gawler Circuit Quarterly meeting (held on July 1) “Number of members, 431 full, 36 junior… Sunday schools were reported on as satisfactory, special mention being made of Williamstown and Gawler West, the latter school being in need of increased […]


Looking back… 100 years ago

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – July 21, 1916… A poem from the Rev. O. Lake (seemingly inspired by Acts 26:12-13 and his own conversion) “To my distracted life there came a calm Like that upon the sea at Christ’s rebuke; I seemed to breathe the sunshine, all the world Was changed to share the rapturous […]


Looking Back… 100 years ago

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – July 14, 1916… A report from the Conference Executive on Evangelism “The Conference Executive, at is meeting on Friday evening last, decided upon an AUGUST EVANGELISTIC MISSION, along the following lines :- (1) That during the month of August all our Sunday evening services be made distinctly Gospel services, […]


Looking back – 100 years ago

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – July 7, 1916… Letters from the Front “Smith Street in Egypt.” by Chaplain Rev. T. C. Rentoul Captain Gault and I are in neighbouring training battalions in this great canvas city. We unite as far as possible in our work, and our combined efforts are being blessed. In order […]


Looking Back – 100 years ago

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – front page, June 30 1916… (so the language is not what we would use today) “The Bible leads its student into God’s great out-of-doors. It enables him to find the symbols of spiritual truths in things material. The works of God and the word of god are interpretative of […]


History writing workshop

Sunday, 10 April 2016, 2 to 4.30 pm at Church of The Trinity 318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park (car parking on site) This interactive workshop is designed for all those contemplating or already working on recording the history of their local church or other organisation. If you don’t know where to start, have questions about […]