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Ordination of pastor
Title : Ordination of pastor Ordination of pastor
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Creator : General Meeting Colonel light Gardens Congregational Church
Source : Colonel Light Gardens Congregational Church, SRG 95/127/14/1
Place Of Creation : Colonel Light Gardens
Date of creation : 1927
Format : Manuscript
Dimensions : 220 x 340 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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The minutes of the general meeting of the Colonel Light Gardens Congregational Church for 22 March 1927 record the resolution, 'That this meeting is in sympathy with and considers it desirable that Mrs Winifred Kiek B.A., B.D. who has been the Pastor of this Church since June 1926 be ordained ...'

Following this recommendation, on 13 June 1927 Winifred Kiek became the first woman ordained into religious ministry in Australia. The Colonel Light Gardens church recorded in its annual report for that year,

Our Church has also had the eyes of the religous fraternity of Australia upon it because it has had the audacity to launch out on a line of operations hitherto not attempted by any other Congregational Church in the Commonwealth, and that is that the destinies of this church have been guided by a lady pastor.

Related names :

Kiek, Winifred, 1884-1975

Colonel Light Gardens Congregational Church

Coverage year : 1927
Further reading :
Kiek, Winifred, We of one house, Melbourne: The Australian Council for the World Council of Churches, 1954
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