87 Hicks Hill Rd, Cherry Gardens
Services held on Sundays at 9.30am
Cherry Church Contacts
• Pastor: Margaret Seyfang 0404 008 372
• Chairperson Congregational Council: Darryl Dyson 0412 075 063
Cherry Church is now 170 years old; it has kept the Christian Faith in worship, service and teaching, and God willing it will continue this for at least another 170. The church comes under State heritage so its structure and the headstones in the grounds cannot be touched except with the approval of the Heritage Adviser of Onkaparinga City (Andrew Stevens).
Ralph Stephens is a member of our congregation. He was asked by his granddaughter to walk her down the aisle at her wedding. Ralph accepted the task happily and confidently knowing his constant companion, Tori the seeing - eye dog, would give him the confidence for this important event.
As mentioned in last month, a Ladies Guild was formed at Cherry Church in 1936, supporting the church both spiritually and financially until recent times. These two photos dated 1948 were taken on the Strange property in Star and Arrow Road. Those in the list with an * are those who we know were foundation members.
Our 170th anniversary service will be held on Sunday 17th March 2019 at 9.30 am. Reverend David Houston will preach at the service, which will be followed by a shared morning tea. We are asking all who attend and can, to provide a small plate of morning tea please.
On Tuesday 18 December 2018, The Cherry Gardens Uniting Church provided the annual Carols evening at the Memorial Hall. Cherry Church is grateful for the generous support provided by the community. The following is a bit more of our history leading up to our 170th Anniversary in March 2019.
The Pastor of the Cherry Gardens Uniting Church, Margaret Seyfang, has advised the congregation of her intention to resign from the position from 30 September. Margaret and husband Lyle have been loyal supporters of Cherry Church and the community, attending and helping at a number of community events.
Over the last few months stone mason, David Harbel, has been replacing decayed and rising damp damaged mortar on the Southern and Western walls of the chapel. We have been awarded a Heritage Grant from the City of Onkaparinga which will help us considerably, to repair the Northern wall, and repair and re-erect the bell tower and bell.