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Holy Trinity on North Terrace
Title : Holy Trinity on North Terrace Holy Trinity on North Terrace
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Source : B 47794/1/92
Date of creation : 1865
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The oldest church in South Australia is Holy Trinity Anglican Church on North Terrace, Adelaide. The church was built in 1838. A prefabricated wooden building had been sent out from England with the Colonial Chaplain (Charles Howard) but was found to be unusable, and consequently funds were raised to erect a stone building, with only the belfry from the wooden kit being used. The building was enlarged in 1844 and again in 1889. In the earliest years of settlement Trinity was the centre of the local Anglican community - both socially and theologically. The earliest members were of a 'low church' or evangelical outlook and the church has remained of this view to the present day, emphasising preaching and mission, while most Anglicans in South Australia tend to be of a 'high church' or Anglo-Catholic outlook, with more emphasis on ritual and tradition.
Related names :

Howard, Charles Beaumont, 1807-1843

Holy Trinity Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : ca. 1865, (built 1838)
Period : 1836-1851
Place : North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Marsden, Susan, Paul Stark and Patricia Sumerling, eds. Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide, Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

Whitehead, John. Adelaide, city of churches, Magill, [S. Aust.]: M.C. Publications, 1986

Dickey, Brian, ed. Australian dictionary of evangelical biography, Sydney: Evangelical History Association, 1994

Dickey, Brian. Holy Trinity, Adelaide, 1836-1988: the history of a city church, Adelaide: Trinity Church Trust, 1988

Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.) Church records, SRG 94/A2

Howard, Charles Beaumont. South Australian church hymnbook, Adelaide: Robert Thomas, 1838

Pike, Douglas. Paradise of dissent: South Australia 1829-1857, London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1957

Internet links :

Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Church records, 1835-1988, SRG 94/A2 (SLSA)

Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide

State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: Religion in South Australia

State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: Houses and buildings in South Australia

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