Burrawang Presbyterian Church - Former
Burrawang Presbyterian Church - Former 10-04-2021 - Derek Flannery
Burrawang Presbyterian Church - Former 10-04-2021 - Derek Flannery

Burrawang Presbyterian Church - Former

Burrawang, NSW 2577

Church Information

Church Name: Burrawang Presbyterian Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Presbyterian Church of Australia
Street Address: 36 Church St, Burrawang NSW 2577, Australia
Suburb: Burrawang
State: NSW
Postcode: 2577
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 15-02-1888
Date Closed: 00-00-2007
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

This former Burrawang Presbyterian Church property is now privately owned. It was opened on 15/2/1888 on land donated for a church, with the first sermon preached by the Rev Dr Steel. No other details are known. In the town there was strong respect between the various denominations and of special note was when the Catholic church, who didn't have an organ, would borrow the one from the Presbyterian church, carrying it across the road1. The churches were on opposite each other. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 24/11/2020 & 17/8/2021.

Note 1. This story is told by Dianne Charge, who grew up attending the Presbyterian Church, and whose father, Eric Saxton, was an elder for 50 years and fill in preacher, if the minister was unavailable or sick. 

For more of the church opening story see - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/106426225
Last Updated: Tuesday 17th August, 2021
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