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Shannon Methodist Church - Former - A Special Occasion 00-00-1898 - Mallala Museum - See Note.

Shannon Methodist Church - Former

Calomba, SA 5501

Church Information

Church Name: Shannon Methodist Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Shannon Primitive Methodist Chapel
Denomination: Methodist (Wesleyan and Other)
Street Address: 293 Rowe Rd, Calomba SA 5501, Australia
Suburb: Calomba
State: SA
Postcode: 5501
Foundation Stone Laid: 08-10-1872
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid on 8/10/1872 by Joshua Marshman of Mallala.

The plaque on the Cairn, which was unveiled on 17/4/1977 by Mr Frank Johnson, records: To the Glory of God - This cairn was raised - to recall that on this site stood - The -  Shannon Methodist Church -  From 1873 to 1966.


Date Opened: 18-07-1873
Date Closed: 00-00-1957
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


'The Shannon Methodist Chapel was blessed by Mr. Joshua Marshman of Mallala on 8th October 1872. The Shannon Methodist Chapel was officially opened on 17th July 1873 on land donated by Messrs Wright Bros. The builders were Messrs Porter and J. Smith. The original trustees were Messrs G.N. Johnson, N.J.W. Lindsay, J. David, S. Davis, J.P. Sutton, R. Cooper and C. Carslake. After 84 years as a place of worship and social gatherings the Shannon Methodist Church closed in 1957 and the building was demolished in 1966.1

The South Australian Advertiser (SA) 6 August 1873. 'The opening of the new Primitive Methodist Chapel at Shannon's, Hundred of Dublin, was celebrated on Sunday and Monday, August 3 and 4. The chapel is calculated to accommodate from 120 to 140 persons, is a neat structure, substantially built of stone, and covered with slates, and has six Gothic windows and a porch. Sermons were preached by the Rev. S.J. Nicolls, of North Adelaide, to large congregations, a considerable number being unable to gain admittance.'

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 19/2/2022.

Note 1: https://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/culture/religion/display/116214-shannon-methodist-church

Note: Photograph attribution/source - https://www.flickr.com/photos/mallalamuseum/5201192047/   {Photograph taken 9/1/2010}

Last Updated: Tuesday 22nd February, 2022