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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the consecration of St Augustine`s Church. 

The church building construction was commenced in 1888 with funds provided by Edward Christopher Merewether. The land and church cost £2,600. The church was dedicated on 5 May 1889 by the Vicar-General of the Diocese of Newcastle, the Reverend Canon A. E. Selwyn. Originally the lease of the land was for 999 years at a token rent of one peppercorn per annum, if called upon. Later the Merewether family adopted a policy of allowing their tenants to convert to freehold. So on the 6 April 1913 the church became the property of the Diocese of Newcastle and was consecrated by Bishop Stretch.


Address:Llewellyn & Winsor Streets, St Augustine`s Anglican Church, Merewether, 2291
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.941579
Long: 151.750793
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:05-May-1889
Actual Event End Date:05-May-1989


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 30th April, 1989
Front Inscription

To the glory of God

This stone was blessed by Richard Auxiliary Bishop of Newcastle to mark the centenary of the consecration of this Church

30th April 1989.

H. Masters
A. Smith     - Wardens
J. Wooden

L. G. Holmes - Rector


Source: MA
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