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Centenary of St Thomas' Church Inman Valley
Title : Centenary of St Thomas' Church Inman Valley Centenary of St Thomas' Church Inman Valley
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Creator : State Library of South Australia, photographer
Date of creation : 1985
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 52 x 102 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Donated by : Anthony Laube
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Description :

From 1885 the small corrugated iron building at Inman Valley was a school on week days, and an Anglican church on Sundays. It remained in use as a school until 1927. Originally the church was part of the parish of Yankalilla, but from 1934 it was administered by the parish of Victor Harbour. For over 100 years Sunday worshippers enjoyed idyllic views of cows and gum trees during services. Country churches often rely on a small number of dedicated members. At the time of the centenary celebrations in 1985, Mrs Myrtle Cutten had faithfully played the harmonium for almost 46 years, the People's Warden, Roy Martin, had filled that role for 43 years, and the oldest parishioner, Wilfred Roads, was 97 years old.

Related names :

Cutten, Myrtle, 1901-1996

Martin, Roy, 1911-

Roads, Wilfred, 1888-1989

St. Thomas' Church (Inman Valley, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1985
Place : Inman Valley (S. Aust.); Victor Harbor (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Laube, Anthony. A history of St. Augsutine's Church, Victor Harbor, Victor Harbor, S. Aust.: The Parish Council, 1985
Lush, Adrian H. The Inman Valley story, Victor Harbor, S. Aust.: Ambrose Press, [1971]
St Thomas' Anglican Church (Inman Valley, S. Aust.) Records, SRG 94/M66



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