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Newlands Memorial Uniting Church - Hall
Newlands Memorial Uniting Church - Hall 08-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Newlands Memorial Uniting Church + Hall 08-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

Newlands Memorial Uniting Church - Hall

Victor Harbor, SA 5211

Church Information

Church Name: Newlands Memorial Uniting Church - Hall
Church Previous Name: Newlands Memorial Congregational Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 30 Victoria St, Victor Harbor SA 5211, Australia
Suburb: Victor Harbor
State: SA
Postcode: 5211
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1868
Foundation Stone Notes: 

An historical plaque records: Newland Memorial Uniting Church Hall - The district's Congregational Church movement was very strong as a result of Reverend Ridgway W Newland's work. This church was built by Robert Veitch and Ephraim Weymouth using local bluestone and slate for roofing. The foundation stone was laid in 1868. After numerous fundraising events held to meet a building cost of over 1,000 [pounds], the church opened in 1869. It was built with two levels, the lower one used as a schoolroom. When it became necessary to expand in 1919, the front section of the building was added and was named Hodge Memorial Annexe in memory of Reverend Charles Hodge who was the successor to Newland.

A plaque records: First Newland Memorial Church - built 1869 opened July 1869 - May 1867, The Rev Charles Hodge - resolved that 'a place of worship - to be called Newland Church in - connection with the Congregational body be built in the township - of Port Victor or Alexandra - to accommodate 200 persons'. - Land donated by Mr A F Lindsay.

A foundation stone records: Hodge Memorial Annexe - This stone was laid by - Chas R Hodge Esq - May 12th 1919 AD - In loving memory of - Rev Chas Hodge.

Date Opened: 00-07-1869
Date Closed: unknown
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The First Newlands Memorial Uniting Church building was erected in 1869 for the Congregational Church. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 3/2/2020.
Last Updated: Monday 3rd February, 2020