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Brougham Place Uniting Church

Brougham Place Uniting Church is a church on Brougham Place, North Adelaide, South Australia. It was formerly the North Adelaide Congregational Church.

Brougham Place Uniting Church
North Adelaide Congregational Church, Australia.jpg
Main Entrance of Church, 2004
Brougham Place Uniting Church is located in South Australia
Brougham Place Uniting Church
Brougham Place Uniting Church
Location in South Australia
34°54′34″S 138°36′1″E / 34.90944°S 138.60028°E / -34.90944; 138.60028Coordinates: 34°54′34″S 138°36′1″E / 34.90944°S 138.60028°E / -34.90944; 138.60028
LocationNorth Adelaide, South Australia
CountryAustralia
DenominationUniting Church
Previous denominationCongregational
Websitebpuc.org
History
Former name(s)North Adelaide Congregational Church
Founded20 October 1860 (1860-10-20) -
Founder(s)Rev. James Jefferis
Architecture
Architect(s)Edmund Wright & E.A. Hamilton
Architectural typeVictorian Free Classical
Years built1860-1872
Groundbreaking15 May 1860
Completed14 July 1872
Construction costapprox. £11,000

Edmund Wright is attributed as the architect of the church[1] and the foundation stone was laid on 15 May 1860.[2] A tower was added in 1871 and a lecture hall in 1878 designed by architect Thomas Frost.[3] The pipe organ was built in 1881 at which time it was "the largest two manual organ in the colony", and restored in 1914.[4]

James Jefferis was the first pastor, serving from 1859, when services were held in a hall in Tynte Street, North Adelaide, to 1877, then from 1895 to 1901, when he retired.[5]

The church is a landmark and looks over Brougham Gardens in the Adelaide Parklands.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Architects of South Australia - Architect Details - Wright, Edmund William". Architects of South Australia. Architecture Museum, University of South Australia. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  2. ^ Manning. "Place Names of South Australia - N - North Adelaide". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Architects of South Australia - Architect Details - Frost, Thomas". Architects of South Australia. Architecture Museum, University of South Australia. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Brougham Place Uniting Church". OHTA Conference Book 1986. Organ Historical Trust of Australia. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  5. ^ Phillips, Walter (1972). "'Jefferis, James (1833–1917)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 4. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 22 June 2018.

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