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Stow Congregational Church rules
Title : Stow Congregational Church rules Stow Congregational Church rules
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Creator : Stow Memorial Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Source : Church rules / Stow Memorial Church
Format : Pamphlet
Dimensions : 120 x 92mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The Rev. TQ Stow was the second Christian minister of religion in South Australia, arriving in 1837. He was said to have been a descendant of the North American Indian woman Pocahontas, and was a respected and popular preacher. Stow held his first church services in a large tent on the site of the present Adelaide Railway Station. Like some other early ministers, Stow had to find work to supplement his income, and consequently opened a boys' school. In 1867, five years after his death, Stow Memorial Church was opened in Flinders Street, Adelaide, and named in his honour. Today the church is known as Pilgrim Church. The 1894 rules of the church give prescriptions for church membership and election, including topics such as the use of 'communion tickets'.

Related names :

Stow, Thomas Quinton, 1801-1862

Stow Memorial Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Pocahontas, d. 1617

Coverage year : 1894
Period : 1884-1913
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Cameron, John, Rev. 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, 1987

Stow, Thomas Quinton. Letter to the Rev Wells of London, 1839, D 6518(L)

Stow, Thomas Quinton. Letter to the Rev Wells of London, 1840, D 7322(L)

Stow Memorial Church. Stow Church monthly circular, no. 1 (20 March 1877)-1969 [Title varies]

'Stow Memorial Church', South Australian register, 27 April 1867, p. 3

'The late Rev TQ Stow', South Australian register, 23 July 1862, p. 4

'The late Rev TQ Stow', Adelaide observer, 16 August 1862, supplement p. 2

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