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Canterbury Methodist Church, [built 1927] and Sunday School Hall, [built 1902], Canterbury (suburb), ca 1961

Canterbury Methodist Church, [built 1927] and Sunday School Hall, [built 1902], Canterbury (suburb), ca 1961
 
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201\201313
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VERTICALFILE
TOPICSUBJECT
churches; Sunday schools
RELATED
FEATURED
ACKNOWLEDGEAS
Courtesy Mr & Mrs Copelin and City of Canterbury Local History Photograph Collection
COPYRIGHT
SOURCETEXT
Information source: "Campsie Methodist Circuit Faith in Action" booklet, March 1961
SOURCEIMAGE
"Campsie Methodist Circuit Faith in Action" booklet, March 1961 copied with the permission of Mr & Mrs Copelin
NOTES
Note 1: The article continues from the "Description" field above: "... Work at Campsie commenced in 1897 in the homes of people living on what was then known as the "Mildura Estate". A Mission Hall was opened in Brighton Street on 24 December, 1899. In 1906 a new site was purchased on the corner of Clissold Parade and Beamish Street. The Methodist Conference of 1912 gave consent to the Ashfield Circuit to form the new Campsie Circuit comprising Campsie, Canterbury and Earlwood. Earlwood became a Circuit in its own right in 1928. A new site with frontages to Ninth Avenue and Campsie Street was purchased in 1913. The Parsonage was erected in 1914. In March 1916, the Church was moved to Campsie Street and a new Kindergarten Hall erected alongside the Church. The land at the corner of Clissold Parade and Beamish Street was sold in 1921. The present brick Church was dedicated on 14 February 1925. " Note 2: The Campsie Street and Ninth Avenue properties were sold in 1971 and the church demolished when the building was found to be structurally unsound.
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ORIGINALHELD
By Mr & Mrs Copelin
LOCATION
Local History Photograph Collection
COLLECTION
DATE
ca 1961
PLACE
Campsie; New South Wales (NSW), Australia
DESCRIPTION
Canterbury Methodist Church, on the left, opened on the 7th May 1927. On the right, was erected in 1902 as a church and is now ( 1961 ) the Sunday School Hall. An article titled " Our Glorious Heritage " that was published in the " Campsie Methodist Circuit Faith in Action " booklet, March, 1961 provides a history of the buildings : " Methodist Witness in the Campsie Circuit commenced at Canterbury in 1841 when a Sunday School was opened and a wooden church building erected on half an acre of land purchased for £30 ( 30 pounds ). Services were discontinued when the local sugar mill was moved and a large section of the community was forced to leave the district. 1847 saw the recommencement of Church Services and the erection of a more substantial stone building. This Chapel was remodelled in 1893. Further extensive repairs were carried out at the turn of the century. A new Church, now used as a Sunday School Hall was erected in 1902. The present Church was opened on the 7th May, 1927..." This article continues in the "Notes" field below.
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201313 DC
TITLE
Canterbury Methodist Church, [built 1927] and Sunday School Hall, [built 1902], Canterbury (suburb), ca 1961

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