South Woden Uniting marks 40th anniversary

South Woden Uniting Church was founded at a modest service in a home in Pearce on 12 February 1967, three days before the present minister, Neale Roberts, was born.

South Woden’s first minister, Geoff Bridge, who attended the 40th anniversary celebrations in February, said: ‘œThe first name was the ‘˜Pearce Area Church’ because at that time there were no other suburbs further south to give any meaning to the name ‘˜South Woden’, and it was 10 years before the formation of the UCA. It was all made possible by the generosity of Clyde Kilby who financed the purchase of the initial manse and gathering place at Pearce.’

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