Photo: David Habel and Andrew Stevens discussing the colour of the mortar mix used in the repairs.
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The Cherry Gardens Uniting Church was officially opened in March 1849, after its members had met for some time in each other’s homes. In March 2019, there will be a special service to celebrate 170 years of continuous worship in the church building.
The original building and the gravestones in the church yard have local heritage listing; this brings additional requirements for ongoing maintenance so that the character of the building in particular, remains unchanged.
Cherry Church has benefited from the committed support of members of the Council of the City of Onkaparinga, including councillor for Thalassa Ward, Darryl Parslow, and heritage advisor Andrew Stevens, who is happy with the way in which the church is being maintained. We have also been fortunate in securing the services of experienced stone mason David Habel, who has undertaken extensive repair work to the mortar in the southern and eastern walls of the church.
We give thanks for all those people who assist in the ongoing maintenance of the church building, so that it may be a place of worship for many years to come.
There will be no service at Cherry on 29th July.
We will join our friends at Upper Sturt UC for their service at 11am. All welcome.
Cherry Church Contacts
• Pastor: Margaret Seyfang Ph. 0404 008 372
• Chairperson Congregational Council: Darryl Dyson, 0412 075 063