No. 362 - The 7th Day Adventist Church at Ulverstone

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church was established in Tasmania in 1888. The denomination originated in the USA in the 1860’s and as early as 1885 a group of Adventists travelled to Australia and began preaching in Melbourne. Following the establishment of a church in Melbourne in 1886 the group moved on to Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart. Public tent meetings were held in Sandy Bay in 1888 which led to the establishment of a church at Collinsvale and later at Hobart and at Launceston.

The first Adventist church at Ulverstone was formed in 1959. A church was build on Queen Street in West Ulverstone which remained in use until 1989 when the last service was held in June of that year. A new church was built on South Road in West Ulverstone which remains active. The old church was converted into a gymnasium in the early 1990’s and it is still used as the Ulverstone Gym in 2019.

The original Adventist church on Queen Street West Ulverstone - Photo Duncan Grant 2019

The new Adventist Church on South Road - Photo - Duncan Grant 2019

Photo: Duncan Grant 2019

Sources:

https://ulverstone.adventist.org.au

http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/S/Seventh.htm


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