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Thalaba Church
Thalaba Church 26-02-2019 - Dungog Chronicle - See Note 1

Thalaba Church

Marshdale, NSW 2420

Church Information

Church Name: Thalaba Church
Church Previous Name: Thalaba Baptist Community Church
Denomination: Baptist
Street Address: 106 Church Rd, Marshdale NSW 2420, Australia
Suburb: Marshdale
State: NSW
Postcode: 2420
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 00-00-1881
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Thalaba Church, Marshdale celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1868, in February 2019. It had its beginnings in the 1860s when services were held in the open air, private homes and later the Thalaba School. A Sunday School was also started in 1868 by Henry Brewer, in the home of Mrs Yates. Its first church building was a slab and shingle structure, erected on land donated by Edwin Curtis Marsh in 1881. The present church building was opened on 22/11/1913. The church building and the adjoining cemetery (which was established about 1859, 10 years before the first church was built) were significantly damaged in the flood of April 2015. These were repaired and did not impact the 150th celebrations. [Sourced from: https://www.dungogchronicle.com.au/story/5920512/thalabas-150-years-of-service-photos/#slide=0]. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded  27/4/2021.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - https://www.dungogchronicle.com.au/story/1915954/centenary-celebrations-for-country-church/

Note 1: Photograph attribution/source - https://www.dungogchronicle.com.au/story/5920512/thalabas-150-years-of-service-photos/#slide=1

Last Updated: Tuesday 27th April, 2021