South Australian Church Society

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The South Australian Church Society was a British based organisation concerned with the establishment of churches in the new colony of South Australia. The committee (in 1836) included William Wolryche-Whitmore, Raikes Currie, Pascoe St Leger Grenfell, John Morphett, John Shaw Lefevre, John Rundle and others — and had very strong connections and overlap with the Directors and Commissioners of the South Australia Company. Their key success was the formation and construction of the Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide on North Terrace and Morphett Street. The Honorary Secretary was Charles Mann (advocate-general) and Raikes Currie as Treasurer.

The 1856 committee consisted of archbishop Rev. J. Woodcock, Rev. Pollitt of Kooringa, Rev. Burnett of Willunga, Rev. Bagthaw of Clare, Rev Coombs of Gawler Town, Rev Newenham of Mount Barker, Rev Fulford of St Mary's on the Sturt, and S. P. R. Allom (second master of the Collegiate School), Messrs. Marshall Macdermott, G. S. Walters, W. Barbey, J. Hart, F. Wicksteed, S. Stocks. Sir Henry Young, the lieutenant governor, was the chairman.[1]


  1. ^ "SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CHURCH SOCIETY". South Australian. XIV, (1211). South Australia. 10 January 1851. p. 2. Retrieved 8 August 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "South Australian Church Society"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA