Bega, NSW - Uniting (10358)

Year Built: 1869

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 125 Gipps Street, Bega, New South Wales, 2550

Previous Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist

Traditional Owners: Yuin-Monaro people

Last Updated: 10/06/2022

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History and Architecture:

Formerly a Wesleyan Methodist Church. The present brick church in Bega was opened in 1924. The foundation stone was laid on July 8th. At the ceremony were Mrs. Boardman and Mrs. Rogers who were present at the laying of the foundation stone of the original church in 1868. Mrs. Emma Rogers, wife of one of the original trustees, laid the foundation stone on which was placed the sum of £594.

Architects for the church were Vernon and Mills, of Sydney, and the building contractor Mr. R. E. Midson.

Clergy:

This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1865 - Rev Adin Parsons WM
1869 - 1870 Rev W. C. Hughes WM
1870 - 1873 Rev M Maddern WM
1873 - 1876 Rev R. V. Danne WM
1876 - 1879 Rev John A. Waddell WM
1879 - 1882 Rev James E. Carruthers WM
1882 - 1885 Rev Henry Woodhouse WM
1885 - 1888 Rev William H. Beale WM
1888 - 1891 Rev Frederick Colwell WM
1891 - 1894 Rev Granville O. Cocks WM
1894 - 1897 Rev Thomas Northcott WM
1897 - 1899 Rev Holford Holmes WM
1899 - Rev Daniel A. Gilsenan M
1900 - 1905 Rev John Scharkie M
1905 - 1908 Rev Edward Briscombe M 1910
1908 - 1911 Rev John Calvert M
1911 - 1914 Rev Francis J. Curwood M 1862 1931
1914 - 1916 Rev Frederick Dixon M
1916 - 1921 Rev Wesley Stocks M 1958
1921 - 1925 Rev Leonard Mills M
1925 - 1928 Rev Harold C. Howard M
1928 - 1932 Rev Frank N. Biddle M 1981
1932 - 1935 Rev Herbert E. Cosier M 1890 1948
1935 - 1939 Rev Harold E. Burrows M
1939 - 1943 Rev Alfred J. Bingley M 1972
1943 - 1947 Rev L. G. Little M
1947 - 1950 Rev Harold J. Gorrell M 1982
1950 - 1954 Rev Lynford Smith M
1954 - 1958 Rev Robert J. Coleman M
1966 - Rev L. Keith Biddle M
1958 - 1962 Rev Milton B. Reeve M
1962 - 1965 Rev Alastair R. Bathgate M

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Methodist Church of Australasia Ministerial Index
2. Bega Methodist Church Centenary 1869 - 1969