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Looking back… 70 years ago – Prospect North Methodist Church

From ‘The South Australian Methodist’, 19 March 1948, comes the report of a triple memorial window that will be unveiled at the Prospect North Methodist Church (now Prospect Road Uniting Church).
The report says “The window is the gift of the relatives of the six young men of the church who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II.”

The second photo is of the memorial window – taken 70 years after it was installed. The “young men of the church” named on the window are George Clifford Beavis, William Gordon Craig, Allan Ross LLoyd Hawke, Clifford Cavanagh Tothill, Keith Benjamin Walter, John Norman Williams

Looking back… 50 years ago – Downlingville Uniting Church

text from the South Australian Methodist - 03 November 1967

Downlingville Uniting Church building

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 pioneer settlers in the area)

The photo of the church was taken approximately 12 months ago.

Looking back… 60 years ago

text from The South Australian Methodist, 13 October 1957

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 us will be using our electronic devices to read them

Looking back… 60 years ago

newspaper snippetThe old Naracoorte Methodist ChurchThe new Naracoorte Methodist Church (now Uniting)





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 brochure; and the old Methodist Church from the order of service for the Opening and Dedication Ceremonies for the new church.

The opening service was held on Sunday October 22, 1957 and was led by the then President-General of the Methodist Church of Australasia – Dr the Rev. A. Harold Wood, M.A. – and the Minister of the Circuit – The Rev. E. N. Broomhead, M.A.