Mount Gambier, SA - Wesleyan Methodist (Former) (30389)

Year Built: 1862

Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist

Address: 17 Penola Road, Mount Gambier, South Australia, 5290

Last Updated: 26/02/2021

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History and Architecture:

A Gothic large church built in 1862 by the Wesleyans. Opened by minister from Portland. Additions made 1877 with new entrance. The old lecture hall and Sunday School was beneath the church. Note the buttress on corners and sides. Became Uniting Church 1977 and closed 1994 when services moved to St Andrews Presbyterian Church.

The names in this list of clergy are Reverends that served this Church and the Mt Gambier circuit. The Church is now the Liberty Church. A Gothic large church built in 1862 by the Wesleyans. Opened by minister from Portland. Additions were made in 1877 with a new entrance.

First Services were held in the National School House in Sturt Street. The first Minister was offered a £15 stipend. The land for the church was purchased for £25 from Mr W Burcham.

The contract to design and build the church was given to Mr George Pannell of Adelaide and the foundation stone was laid on 18 September 1861 by the Reverend H T Burgess.

The Church is now the Liberty Church.

 

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
1860 - 1861 Rev William M Bennett M
1861 - 1863 Rev Henry T Burgess M
1863 - 1864 Rev J S Greer M
1864 - 1865 Rev D S Wylie M
1865 - 1867 Rev H Chester M
1868 - 1869 Rev J Allen M
1969 - 1872 Rev J B Stephenson M
1872 - 1875 Rev C T Newman M
1875 - 1876 Rev C H Goldsmith M
1876 - 1879 Rev A Stubbs M
1879 - 1881 Rev J Y Simpson M
1881 - 1884 Rev A J Bogle M
1884 - 1887 Rev J H Trevorrow M
1887 - 1890 Rev J Nicholson M
1890 - 1893 Rev J Leggoe M
1893 - 1896 Rev W Reed M
1896 - 1899 Rev J H Trevorrow M
1899 - 1902 Rev W H Hanton M
1902 - 1905 Rev W A Langford M
1905 - 1908 Rev W B Mather M
1908 - 1911 Rev W H Cann M
1911 - Rev I Perry M
1912 - 1916 Rev W A Potts M
1916 - 1920 Rev J H Nield M
1920 - 1923 Rev G T Arthur M
1923 - 1927 Rev S Forsyth M
1927 - 1930 Rev G H Pemberton M
1930 - 1933 Rev H A Gunter M
1933 - 1936 Rev R E Stanley M
1936 - 1939 Rev J C Richmond M
1939 - 1941 Rev Fred Humphery M
1941 - 1943 Rev C W.G. Smith M
1943 - 1948 Rev M R Maley M
1948 - 1950 Rev J H Crossley M
1950 - 1953 Rev R M Bandt M
1953 - 1957 Rev B H Phillips M
1957 - Rev S G Forth M

Organ:

An organ was purchased in 1878 however it was replaced in 1887 with a Conneseur.

Extracts:

Centenary of Methodism in Mount Gambier Circuit 1860 - 1960.