Cygnet, TAS - Uniting (7058)

Year Built: 1951

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 41 Mary Street, Cygnet, Tasmania, 7112

Previous Denomination: Methodist

Last Updated: 18/08/2021

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History and Architecture:

Formerly a Methodist church the foundation stone was laid on 15 December 1951 by the Reverend A.W.R. Milligan Chairman of the Methodist Assembly Tasmania. It replaced a weatherboard building.

Overnight services were being conducted during 1864 and the need for a chapel was felt. A building was constructed during the 1870s. During 1902 the Port Cygnet Circuit had the Rev. Atkinson as its minister. In 1911 the circuit was reduced in status to a Home Mission Station but seven years later was reconstituted a circuit.

The Church must have been having a difficult time for in 1925 it was again reduced to a Home Mission Station and in 1949 was included in the new Huon Circuit.

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
1918 - 1920 Rev John W Strickland M
1931 - 1933 Rev Frank W Hambly M
1933 - 1935 Rev Charles Cook M
1952 - 1953 Rev Basil D Allen M
1953 - 1955 Rev Edward M Hunkn M

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

1. Tasmanian Methodism 1820 - 1975. 287.1946 TAS
2. Methodist Church of Australasia Ministerial Index