Don Uniting Church - Former
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Don Uniting Church - Former

Don, TAS 7310

Church Information

Church Name: Don Uniting Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: Don Uniting Church, 26 Forth Rd, Don TAS 7310, Australia
Suburb: Don
State: TAS
Postcode: 7310
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 00-00-1870
Date Closed: 00-00-2009
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

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The former Don Uniting Church closed some years ago, and the property was sold in 2010. It had been erected about 1870. It is now referred to as "Don Chapel". No other details are known about the former church. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 14/11/2018.

The following newspaper article provided by Rob Howard on 17/3/2021 (great grandson of Richard Bird, church deacon).

The Advocate, Monday, March 16, 1992, p4. "The Don Uniting Church was filled to capacity yesterday for a special thanksgiving service for Bird family descendents.

The service was organised as a special feature of a two-day reunion for descendents of Richard and Ann Bird (nee Chaston), who arrived in Tasmania in March 1862, on board the Black Swan with the first five of their 10 children.

Almost 200 descendents, from all Australian staes and New Zealand, attended Sunday's activities while more than 100 attended yesterday's 11.30 am service, conducted by Richard and Ann Bird's great grandson, the Rev Roy Ferguson, of Sydney.

Mr Richard Bird was a deacon of the church for many years.

Following the service, a tree-planting ceremony was held in the church grounds..."

 

Last Updated: Thursday 18th March, 2021
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