No. 771 - Midway Point - Christian Fellowship

Midway Point is a small dormitory town in the local government area of Sorell. It is located at the southern tip of the Frogmore Peninsula where the Arthur Highway is carried by the Sorell Causeway.

The Midway Point Christian Fellowship church is a member of the Christian Community Churches of Victoria and Tasmania. This is a movement of like-minded local churches, predominantly of a Christian Brethren heritage.

The Christian Brethren, originated in Great Britain in the 1820s. By the mid 19th century the movement had spread to Australia, with the first revival meetings held in Tasmania in 1869. As a result, fellowships were formed in Hobart, Launceston, the Huon Valley, Smithton, Sheffield, Wynyard, Burnie and Scottsdale by the end of the 1870s. The Brethren placed an emphasis on weekly communion, the baptism of believers by immersion, and evangelism. The Christian Brethren should not be confused with the 'Exclusive Brethren’, a restrictive group which broke away in 1848.

In Tasmania, most Brethren churches are 'open', unlike the 'exclusive' Brethren who avoid contact with outsiders to the religion. The 'open' Brethren are evangelists and carry-out community work, including overseas missions.


Additional information about this church is most welcome as all articles are continually updated. I can be contacted through this page or my Facebook page "Churches of Tasmania" which is linked here: Churches of Tasmania.

* Photographs used in this article are my own.






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