13Dec

Looking back… 100 years ago – keeping cool in a SA summer

From ‘The Australian Christian Commonwealth’ – 7 December 1917… One hundred years ago last week, the paper published advice on how to keep cool in hot weather. The article provided some interesting advice on how to keep cool – including bathing as often as possible (at least twice a day), and wearing “just as little […]

06Dec

Looking back… 100 years ago – Gartrell Memorial Uniting Church

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – 7 December 1917… News of the celebration of the recent 3rd anniversary of the Rose Park Methodist Church now Gartrell Memorial Uniting Church Congratulations on your recent church anniversary 100 years on

28Nov

Looking Back… 100 years ago – Peterborough Uniting Church

From ‘The Australian Christian Commonwealth‘ – 30 November 1917… News of the celebration of the recent anniversary of the Petersburg Methodist Church. In July 1918, Petersburg became Peterborough when the South Australian Government changed names of many German sounding places. The Uniting Church still has an active congregation in Peterborough (http://peterborough.ucasa.org.au). Happy Anniversary Peterborough 

14Nov

Looking Back… 60 years ago – SA Methodist Historical Society

From The South Australian Methodist – 15 November 1957 News on the South Australian Methodist Society after their 1957 Annual meeting. In 1977, the South Australian Methodist Society became the UCA Historical Society in South Australia (this organisation).

08Nov

Looking back… 70 years ago – All Saints Uniting Church (Plympton)

From the ‘South Australian Methodist’ – 11 November 1947 70 years ago Plympton Methodist Church was getting ready to celebrate its centenary… Now known as All Saints Uniting Church regular worship (and many other groups) still happen at the site. Happy 170th anniversary!

31Oct

Looking back… 50 years ago – Downlingville Uniting Church

From the South Australian Methodist – 03 November 1967 Dowlingville Uniting (then Methodist) Church was built in 1879, so 50 years ago would have celebrated its 88th birthday. Another 50 years on, and the church still has regular worship services attended by people from the surrounding farming communities (some of whom are descendants of the […]

18Oct

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.

11Oct

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 […]

04Oct

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 […]

28Jul

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 […]