No. 319 - Cressy Uniting Church

Methodism in Cressy began in 1839 when a branch of the Wesleyan Missionary Society was founded under the ministry of Reverend William Simpson. Services held in the home of William Brumby who later to donated land for the church that was eventually built in 1867.

In 1913 the old weatherboard church became somewhat unstable and began to sway in the wind. The roof was strutted and reinforced to strengthen the framework of the building. Further strengthening of the church took place in 1933. The old church was eventually replaced by a modern brick church that was built in 1968 prior to the formation of the Uniting Church in 1977. The church since closed and the building has been converted into a house.

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

The old hall behind the church. Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018
Real Estate Photograph (Roberts Real Estate) prior to the church's sale in 2010


Real Estate Photograph (Roberts Real Estate) prior to the church's sale in 2010


Sources:

Launceston Examiner, Thursday 27 July 1867, page 7
Launceston Examiner, Saturday 23 November 1867, page 4 
Examiner, Wednesday 16 August 1939, page 10

Stansall, M. E. J and Methodist Church of Australasia Tasmanian Methodism, 1820-1975 : compiled at the time of last Meeting of Methodism prior to union. Methodist Church of Australasia, Launceston, Tas, 1975.

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