A Dedication Service for the new premises of St Andrew’s Uniting Church was held on Monday 16 June.
The new building is located on Bennett St, East Perth, and will provide a space for the congregation to live out their vision of reaching the people of East Perth, and building their congregation as a company of God’s faithful people. Prior to moving into their new premises, St Andrew’s Uniting Church were holding worship services at St Bartholomew’s, following the sale of the church building on Pier St due to safety concerns.
A room in the Bennett St Building was also dedicated as the Rev James Reid Memorial Room. Rev James Reid was a Minister at St Andrew’s Uniting Church from 1959 to 1971.
James Reid Jr, Rev James’ son, spoke at the dedication, acknowledging the legacy of his father.
“Much has changed over the years, but the St Andrew’s family still has a role to play as a beacon of hope and love in the community,” James said.
“Jim would be humbled to know the St Andrew’s meeting room now carries his name. But he would hope above all else, the memory of him inspires and encourages each of you to do all you can to see the room becomes a place that welcomes those in need, helps lift those who have fallen, and actively demonstrates the love of Christ.”
The congregation plan to hold a community launch in August.