Centenary History booklet of Wauchope PCEA now available

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Revs H W and M C Ramsay at the Church in earlier days

The Centenary of the Wauchope Church was celebrated by a large gathering of around 80-100 people on 1st September, 2018. Present were Mrs Sue Ramsay, the grand-daughter of the original Minister Mr John Davis, her husband Mr John Ramsay, son of Rev. M C Ramsay above, the second Minister of the Church, and Prof. Alan Harman, son of the following Minister Rev. Joseph Harman with his wife Mairi.  People came from Brisbane and Melbourne to worship and celebrate with the congregation and enjoy and wonderful afternoon tea.

The Souvenir booklet that was made available on the day is available on the website for download in A4 PDF and A5 Booklet formats. 

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Centenary of Hastings River Church Building


THE HASTINGS RIVER CONGREGATION OF THE PCEA INVITES YOU TO ATTEND

THE CENTENARY OF THE DAVIS MEMORIAL CHURCH

IN WAUCHOPE

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A trip down History Lane

Information is regurlarly being added to the online Archive of church magazines and periodicals. The materials are being supplied by our Synod Archivist, Rev. Dr Rowland Ward, and scanning work is being tirelessly done by Mr Robert Hingston. The Archive is a treasure trove of information about Australian history and the life and response of the church to society from 1846 onwards. The latest item to be uploaded is The Free Church Monthly from 1924-1928. Have a look and get engrosed in the history of the PCEA. 

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The History of our denomination... Now available for download


"The Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia [PCEA] was founded in Sydney in 1846 in the aftermath of the 'Disruption' of the Established Church of Scotland in 1843 which involved the forming of the Free Church of Scotland. The PCEA today embraces people of many different backgrounds, but its Scottish origins explain its existence as well as provi...
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Understanding Islam

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...some conservative Christians still tend to tar all Muslims with the same brush. They tend to view Muslim statements rejecting extremism as an example of saying what others want to hear while harbouring the hope of imposing sharia as soon as they have the numbers. This is not the appropriate response.

There is a new ebook available to download on our website. It is a short introduction to Islam by Rev. Dr Rowland Ward. At only 25 pages it is an easy, concise introduction to Islam which allows us, as Christians, to begin to understand and be able to witness to those who hold to the tenets of Islam. Here is important reading for a subject that should concern us. 

The ebook originally appeared in four installments in The Presbyterian Banner, September to December 2014.

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