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Scots Church
Title : Scots Church Scots Church
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Date of creation : 1851
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The third Presbyterian group to establish itself in South Australia was the Free Church of Scotland, formed in Edinburgh in 1843 in response to the British Parliament's refusal to accept the Church of Scotland's request to have self-government without state control. The Rev. John Gardner arrived in South Australia in 1850 as the first minister of this church. In 1851 Chalmers Church, named after Thomas Chalmers, the moderator of the Free Church in Scotland, was opened on North Terrace. It was built in the Gothic style, with the spire being completed in 1858. At the time of the Union of the three Presbyterian churches in South Australia in 1865, Chalmers Church had an average weekly attendance of 400. Today it is known as Scots Church, and amongst its other ministries has a strong ecofaith ministry. This drawing is based on an original drawing by ST Gill.
Related names :

Chalmers, Thomas

Gardner, John

Scots Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1851
Place : North Terrace (Adelaide, S. Aust.); Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Chalmers Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Annual report of Chalmers Church, 1872-1928
Chalmers Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Baptismal register, 1877-1929, SRG 123/438
Chalmers Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Board of management. Minutes, 1851-1928, SRG 123/252
Chalmers Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Financial records, 1850-1898, SRG 123/442
Chalmers Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Members roll and marriage register, 1850-1925, SRG 123/35
Chalmers Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Session minutes, 1851-1928, SRG 123/34
Lamshed, Max. 'Notable Scots Church 100 years old', Advertiser, 5 July 1951, p. 2
Scrimgeour, RJ. Some Scots were here: a history of the Presbyterian Church in South Australia 1839-1977, Adelaide: Lutheran Publishing House, 1986
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