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Newland Memorial Uniting Church
Newland Memorial Uniting Church 08-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Newland Memorial Uniting Church 08-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

Newland Memorial Uniting Church

Victor Harbor, SA 5211

Church Information

Church Name: Newland Memorial Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Newlands Memorial Congregational Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 20 Victoria St, Victor Harbor SA 5211, Australia
Suburb: Victor Harbor
State: SA
Postcode: 5211
Foundation Stone Laid: 16-04-1927
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: This stone was laid - by - H Simpson Newland - CBE DSO MS FRCS - 16th April 1927.

A stone tablet in a window surround records: To the - Glory of God - and - in memory of - The Reverend - R W Newland - and - of his son - Simpson Newland - CMG.

An historical plaque records: Newland Memorial Uniting Church - To cater for the increasing size of the congregation, particularly the influx of summer visitors, this very distinctive church was built to seat 500 people. Its unique design features a crescent-shaped front facade with six imposing Iconic columns. The church is highly regarded for its acoustics which are excellent for music, along with the semi-circular seating arrangement that brings the audience closer. Newland Memorial Church was dedicated to the memory of pioneer pastor, Reverend Ridgway W Newland, and his son Simpson Newland. It was opened in 1927 by a grandson of the pastor, Sir Henry Newland, a well known Adelaide surgeon.

An historic plaque records: Newland Memorial Churches - Right [see combined photograph 3 for the 'Newland Memorial Uniting Church Hall' - a separate entry.] - The first Newland Congregational Church - built in 1868 - 69 by E Weymouth. - The second Church was built in 1927. - Both later Uniting Churches, are memorials to Rev Ridgway Newland, - who led the first group of permanent settlers to Encounter Bay in 1839.

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


This, the second Newland Memorial Uniting Church building was erected for the Newland Congregational Church in 1927. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 3/2/2020.
Last Updated: Monday 3rd February, 2020