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Primitive Methodist Conference
Title : Primitive Methodist Conference Primitive Methodist Conference
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Creator : Gall, Ernest
Source : Gall, Ernest, PRG 631/44/6
Date of creation : 1894
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The annual conferences of the various churches were significant events. Here ministers and lay people met to make decisions about the church, receive financial reports and the reports of various committees, and to debate church-related issues over several days. The Primitive Methodist Jubilee Church in Morphett Street, Adelaide, was built in 1860. In 1894 it was host to the annual Primitive Methodist Conference. Under the presidency of the Rev.J. Day Thompson, the amalgamation of the three streams of Methodism - Bible Christians, Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, was strongly pushed forward, and a three hour 'animated debate' took place, and in fact continued over two days. The conference declared that it was "strongly in favour of Methodist amalgamation." (Adelaide Observer, 10 March 1894, p. 15)
Related names :

Thompson, J. Day (John Day)

Bible Christian Church of Australasia

Morphett Street Primitive Methodist Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Primitive Methodist Church (S. Aust.)

Wesleyan Methodist Church in South Australia

Coverage year : 1894
Place : Morphett Street (Adelaide, S. Aust.); Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Hunt, Arnold D. This side of heaven: a history of Methodism in South Australia, Lutheran Publishing House, 1985
Joint Committee of the Wesleyan Methodist, Primitive Methodist and Bible Christian Conference. Methodist union: digest of basis adopted by the joint committee in South Australia, [Adelaide: Hussey & Gillingham, 1893]
'Primitive Methodist Conference', Adelaide observer, 10 March 1894, p. 15
Way, Samuel James. Cuttings book containing articles on Methodist Union ..., 1893-1904, PRG 30/43
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