Religion

Religion plays a large part in any community.  Please  add to our collection about religion in this region, including church buildings and religious ceremonies.  Do you have any details about early churches or sites where church meetings were held?  Do you know that the old slab school was held in the room where much of the community worshipped on Sundays and that J.B. Fry taught from the pulpit?  Read a brief overview below.


Methodist Church  |  Church of Christ  |  Church of England  


The Methodist Church (now Uniting)

Primitive Methodist Church, Forest Range.
Primitive Methodist Church, Forest Range.

The Primitive Methodist Church was at Forest Range, on what is now called Fry Lane.  Do you have other photos of this church before a new building was erected at the intersection of Swamp and Lobethal Roads at Lenswood?

Opening of the Lenswood Methodist Church in 1932.
Opening of the Lenswood Methodist Church in 1933.

The Church of Christ

The Church of Christ church was built just below the school.  The first building was corrugated iron and it  has been rebuilt a few times on the same spot.

Church of Christ - old building.
Church of Christ – old building.
Church of Christ, Lenswood.
Church of Christ, Lenswood.

The Church of England (now Anglican)

The Church of England held worship at the old slab school and then at Forest School until 1913 when a new Church (The Mission Hall) was built.  Please click here to see more information gathered to celebrate the centenary of the Mission Hall.

Opening of The Mission Hall. ref http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/mpcimg/00750/B519.htm
Opening of The Mission Hall.
ref http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/mpcimg/00750/B519.htm

Guard of honour by girls, dressed in white, at the opening of the Mission Hall.
Guard of honour by girls, dressed in white, at the opening of the Mission Hall.

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