Gumeracha, SA - Salem Baptist

Year Built: 1846

Denomination: Baptist

Address: Victoria Street, Gumeracha, South Australia, 5233

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Peramangk and Kaurna people

Last Updated: 28/05/2022

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History and Architecture:

Founded in 1843 the first services were initially held at the Randells' farm estate. The first stage of the church was built in 1845 on land donated by William Bevis Randell. The building was officially opened in February 1846 with inaugural services conducted by Pastor Thomas Playford, great grandfather of the South Australian Premier Tom Playford.

The church was formally constituted as a Baptist church 19 May 1850

The Church is the oldest Baptist church in South Australia that has been continuously used for worship.


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
1880 - 1885 Rev Thomas Augusta Fieldwick approx dates
1913 - 1920 Rev Alfred Talbot - more details 1876 1963
2011 - Rev Malcolm Wilson
2020 - Rev Peter Leigh


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Jan Clark submission Rev Thomas Fieldwick 2022.