Uniting Church in the City (UCIC), Wesley Perth is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the historic building opened in 1870 on the corner of William and Hay Streets, Perth, this April.
The celebrations will also mark the 190th anniversary since the congregation had its beginnings in the Swan River Colony in 1830 with a party of Methodist settlers from Hull, England arriving and taking up residence. The Hardey family established themselves on the Maylands peninsula, building Tranby House and farm. They conducted the first Methodist service under a Jarrah Tree in Hay Street, Perth on Sunday 6 June 1830.
A day of celebration will begin with 10.00am morning worship on Sunday 19 April, with Dr Diedre Palmer, President of the Uniting Church in Australia as a special guest.
Rev Steve Francis, Moderator of the Uniting Church WA will be guest preacher. This will be followed by a lunch for the congregation with ticket entry required.
A Grand Celebration Service will be held in Wesley Church on Sunday 19 April, 3.00pm, with Dr Deidre Palmer, as guest preacher and Rev Steve Francis, bringing the greetings of the Synod. Special music from the historic organ and Music Director, Angela Currie, an augmented Wesley Choir and instrumental addition of a Brass Quintet will be a feature. Afternoon tea in the church will complete the day of celebration.
So many people have had links with Uniting Church in the City, Wesley Perth over the years and all are invited to attend this Grand Celebration Service, on the theme ‘With faith, hope and vision’. In addition to our day of celebration, Diedre will host a ‘President’s Round Table Lunch’ at Wesley College, South Perth, a Uniting Church WA school, on Saturday 18 April. Tickets are available from the Uniting Church Centre, call 9260 9800 for more information.
For more information about the UCIC celebrations, contact Rev Geoff Blyth on 9246 7783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev Geoff Blyth