Willunga, SA - Uniting (30148)

Year Built: 1896

Denomination: Uniting

Address: St Judes Street, Willunga, South Australia, 5172

Previous Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist

Last Updated: 18/02/2021

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History and Architecture:

Formerly a Wesleyan Methodist church. Willunga was the first country circuit for the large Wesleyan Church in South Australia.

This is the fourth church built on this site. The first church was opened in 1844. A second larger church was built alongside it in 1848, later to become the Sunday School Hall, still in use.

In 1856/57 a much larger building was erected on the site of the present church. This third church became unsafe and was demolished and replaced in 1895 by the present (fourth) Church, built in a shorter and narrower Gothic style.

The Church was officially opened in April 1896 with the pastor of the church Rev I. Perry presiding.

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
1852 - 1856 Rev John Harcourt M
1922 - 1925 Rev Frederick J Barnes M
1928 - 1932 Rev Richard J Jenner M 2004
1932 - 1936 Rev Albert Bell M
1939 - 1941 Rev Arthur E Bottrell M
1946 - 1949 Rev Charles A Sanders M
1949 - 1953 Rev Richard J Jenner M 2004
1953 - 1958 Rev Frank Timberlake M
1958 - Rev Alfred Hurtle Ellison M 1913 2000

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

1. https://willunga.nowandthen.net.au/Wesleyan_Church
2. Australasian Methodist Church Ministerial Index