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Tailem Bend Uniting Church - Former
Tailem Bend Uniting Church - Former 07-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Tailem Bend Uniting Church - Former 07-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

Tailem Bend Uniting Church - Former

Tailem Bend, SA 5260

Church Information

Church Name: Tailem Bend Uniting Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Tailem Bend Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 60 Trevena Rd, Tailem Bend SA 5260, Australia
Suburb: Tailem Bend
State: SA
Postcode: 5260
Foundation Stone Laid: 21-05-1927
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: To the Glory of God - This stone was laid - by - Mrs A D McCutcheon - on Saturday May 21.1927.

A stone tablet records: Foundation stone of the - Original church laid by - Mrs J Hender - on 22nd September 1900 - Relaid at the request - of the late L A Pontt - on 5th September 1938.

Foundation stone for the hall records: To the Glory of God - This stone was laid by - B B Jaensch Esq - February 5th 1955.

An historical plaque records: On September 22, 1900, Mrs James Hender laid the foundation stone of the original church which stood where the premises of the Eudunda Farmers' Cooperative Society were situated (now Foodland). - This present day church know as the 'New Church' was built in 1927 with the foundation stone laid on 21 May by Mrs A D Cutcheon. The Church Hall was built in 1955 and its foundation stone laid by B B Jaensch Esq. - Besides caring for the Tailem Bend community, the Minister of the time also exercised pastoral oversight for churches at Wellington, Naturi, Cooke Plains, Malinong, Moorlands, Jervois, Narrung and Meningie. He used to travel from town to town with a horse and cart ('buggy'). - The first couple who married here on 8 September 1928 were Eve Hill (local) and Ivan Clare.

Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

The former Tailem Bend Unititing Church is now a Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress community: Kalparrin. 'The main aim is to reignite and support the faith community of Kalparrin, and the surrounding towns of Murray Bridge and Tailem Bend, [assisting] in matters of faith, community engagement and development'. 

No other details are known about the former church. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 3/2/2020.

 

 

 

Last Updated: Monday 3rd February, 2020
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