Gala Kirk, Cranbrook


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True Colonist 26 December 1844
True Colonist, 26 December 1844

Cranbrook, Great Swanport, Oct. 7,1844.
AT a Meeting of the Subscribers towards the Erection of a Place of Worship at Glen Gala, Great Swan Port, in connection with the Presbyterian Church of this colony, held at Cranbrook on the above dale, to which all due publicity was given, the Rev. T. Dove being called to the chair, the following Resolutions were unanimously adopted ;

1. That five acres of land on the estate of Glen Gala, at the line of junction with the property of Mr. C. Meredith, and lying on the main road from Swansea to St. Paul’s Plains, offered as an eligible site for a Place of Worship in connection with the Presbyterian Church of the colony, be accepted for that purpose.

2. That it is considered by this meeting that an edifice 45 feet in length by 24 in breadth, and 16 feet in height, and capable of containing about 200 sittings, with a vestry and school room annexed to it, would amply meet the wants of this neighbourhood.
The Courier, 15 October 1844


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5 thoughts on “Gala Kirk, Cranbrook

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    Yvonne Smith

    August 30, 2018 at 6:03am

    Sorry this is not a reply but I do have a question.
    I am a descendent of the original Amos Family whom migrated to Tasmania on The Emerald from the UK. I know there was a Centenary held on the 17 March 1921 at this Church. I am wondering if there will be a 200th Anniversary Celebration to be held on a similar date in 2021?

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      pat greenhill

      February 24, 2019 at 8:33am

      yes plans are in hand for a celebration and a website will be up very soon

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      Jennifer Amos

      November 4, 2019 at 8:54am

      You might like to like The Friends of the Amos Family Cemetery recently launched
      On Facebook

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    Jennie Amos

    November 5, 2018 at 3:21am

    Hi Yvonne
    Yes, we will be having 175th Celebration for Gala Kirk in Oct 2020 and I’m sure there will be a bicentennial service and function in Cranbrook for the Bi-Centenary in March 2012.

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    Lou Perkins

    March 22, 2019 at 8:28am

    Hi ! I’m a descendant of the Amos family and am visiting Swansea very soon. Who do I contact so I can see the inside of Gala Kirk? I will be there on a week day. Also very interested in the 2021 celebration – will the details be on Facebook or a website??? Thanks

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