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Hindmarsh Square Congregational Church
Title : Hindmarsh Square Congregational Church Hindmarsh Square Congregational Church
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Source : Album 47794/1/82
Date of creation : 1870
Format : Photograph
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The Congregational church was a form of dissenting Christianity which gave autonomy to local church congregations. Many English Congregationalists were attracted to South Australia for its vowed religious freedom, beginning with the Rev. Thomas Quinton Stow, who arrived in Adelaide in 1837. Under the Rev. Francis Cox an impressive Congregational Church was built in Hindmarsh Square in 1861 and opened in 1862, replacing an earlier building. The building was designed by George Abbott, with seating for 500 people. The church closed in 1926 and became the ABC building. It was demolished at the end of the 20th century.

Related names :

Abbott, George, d. 1869

Cox, F.W. (Francis William) 1817-1904

Stow, Thomas Quinton, 1801-1862

Hindmarsh Square (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Hindmarsh Square Congregational Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : 1870
Place : Hindmarsh Square (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Cameron, John. In Stow's footsteps: a chronological history of the congregational churches in S.A., 1837-1977, Glynde, S. Aust.: South Australian Congregational History Project Committee, c1987
Congregational Union of South Australia. Hindmarsh Square. Church book, 1858-1904, SRG 95/137
Hindmarsh Square Congregational Church. Diamond Jubilee celebration, Adelaide: [The Church], 1911
Hindmarsh Square Congregational Church. News & notes, [Adelaide: The Church, 1911-1912]
Whitehead, John. Adelaide city of churches, Magill [S. Aust.]: M.C. Publications, 1986
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