11Apr

Looking back – 100 years ago… Curramulka

From the Australian Christian Commonwealth – 12 April 1918… Celebrating the anniversary of the new church building at Curramulka (Yorke Peninsula). The brief news snippet suggests this was the 6th anniversary of the new building. Looking back a little further, would suggest that the first services (and the first building) for the Curramulka Methodist Church (now […]

04Apr

Looking Back… 100 years ago – Gawler

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – 5 April 1918… A special news article honouring the retiring choir leader at Tod Street Methodist Church (now Gawler Uniting Church). Mr Phillip Cheek had been the conductor of the church choir for 55 years (and a member of the choir for 5 years before that as well). He was […]

21Feb

Looking back… 100 years ago

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth—22 February 1918. The South Australian Methodist Conference was apparently drawing near. Other articles in this edition of the paper suggest preparations for the conference were well underway. This advertisement on the front page wants to make sure all representatives (ministry and lay) are dressed appropriately for the event. It is […]

27Dec

Looking back… 80 years ago

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – 24 December 1937… Nothing like leaving Christmas shopping to the last minute  Ideas for Christmas gifts in the 24 December edition of the newspaper. The older newspapers have very different adverts in them than we see today

20Dec

Looking back… 80 years ago – Payneham Road Church

From ‘The Australian Christian Commonwealth‘ – 17 December 1937… 80 years ago a new window was installed in the Payneham Road Church (now Payneham Road Uniting Church), recognising the role of women in the church. The full article can be read at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214675916

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!

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