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Adelaide Uniting Church Office
Title : Adelaide Uniting Church Office Adelaide Uniting Church Office
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Creator : Laube, Anthony, photographer
Date of creation : 2006
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 100 x 150 mm
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On 22 June 1977, after 23 years of negotiation, the Methodist Church and most Presbyterian and Congregational Churches in Australia officially joined together to form the Uniting Church of Australia. This, the new body said, was an outward expression of unity of belief, mission and purpose. The symbol of the Uniting Church represents the cross over a darkened world, with the Holy Spirit as a dove with wings of flame. Underneath is the letter 'U' for the Uniting Church, which is also an incomplete semi-circle symbolising the hope for greater unity amongst Christian churches. The office of the South Australian Synod of the Uniting Church is in Pirie Street.
Related names :

Uniting Church in Australia. Synod of South Australia

Coverage year : 2006
Place : Pirie Street (Adelaide, S. Aust.); Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Barnes, Geoffrey. 'Preparing for church union: the Congregational Union of Australia, 1964-1977', Church heritage: journal of the church records and historical society, Volume 11, no. 4 (September 2000), pp. 261-272
Bentley, Peter. The Uniting Church in Australia, Canberra: Adelaide Govt. Pub. Service, 1996
Emilsen, William and Susan (ed.s) The Uniting Church in Australia: its first 25 years, Armadale, Vic.: Circa, 2003
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