Bombala Uniting Church building closes

A service of closure was conducted on Sunday 18th March by Presbytery Co-Chair, John Williams, at the historic Bombala Uniting Church, formally Methodist Church, 57 Maybe Street Bombala. This was just prior to a special Service of worship at Currawarna, where the Bombala congregation of the Uniting Church will continue with monthly services. John has shared some photos taken on the day.

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Special thanks go to:

  • Geoff Percival (Chair of Cooma Church Council) who worked behind the scenes to pull all the organisation together so that the Bombala story happened on the day,
  • Kay Coates (holding the Christ candle) and Robyn Wrenford (holding the 1873 Bible) who spent hours cleaning up the church for the closure ceremonies,
  • The contingent of some ten people from Cooma who provided support –  the first image in the slideshow above shows them having a coffee and lunch together in Bombala prior to the ceremonies.

Bombala Methodist Church

 

Some history: This is an early image of the old church which opened its doors in 1873. Items have been salvaged and will appear in the Chapel at Currawarna.

A record of the 70th anniversary of Methodism in Bombala and the opening of the church in 1873 can be read below.