Brighton, SA - Uniting (30131)

Year Built: 1864

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 442 Brighton Road, Brighton, South Australia, 5048

Previous Denomination: Methodist

Last Updated: 08/01/2022

See Street View

Send your photos

Click on the image to view larger

History and Architecture:

Built as a Methodist Church, the foundation stone was laid on the 1st of May, 1864. It was the for runner of the first church built in Sturt Road in 1847.

The first members of the church met in private homes on Sturt Road. As a rural community the first service was held in the 1840's in a dugout with an upturned boat serving as a roof. The up-turned boat is reflected in the 'Memorial Window' which is on the southern wall of the entrance foyer. The window was commissioned for the 150th anniversary celebration held in 1997.

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
1917 - 1920 Rev James McIntosh M
1923 - 1927 Rev George H Pemberton M
1934 - 1938 Rev Glen W Clarke M
1938 - 1944 Rev Eric J Tregilgas M
1939 - 1940 Rev Victor Claude Fox M
1940 - Rev Mervyn C Trenorden M
1940 - 1948 Rev Albert Bell M
1948 - 1953 Rev Guthrie C Hutchinson M
1951 - 1952 Rev Jeff H Drake M
1952 - Rev Albert Bell M
1952 - 1953 Rev Mervyn V Norman M 1928 2015
1953 - 1954 Rev Robert Brian Burns M
1954 - 1955 Rev Ian C Paull M
1958 - Rev Allan M Davis M
1958 - Rev John V Morgan M
1958 - 1960 Rev Garth B Tossell M
1960 - Rev Archibald Simpson M
1962 - Rev William Hounslow M
2011 - Rev Graham Vawser U
2020 ? - Rev Malcolm Rawlings U

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Trove
2. Australian Methodist Church Ministerial Index