Final service to be held

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Final service to be held

The Uniting Church at Beachport is about to hold its final service.

It will cease to be a place of worship after the 1.30pm service on June 16.

The Reverend Ian Dow, Presbytery Minister for the Presbytery of South Australia, will be present for this service.

Discussions about the church’s future on account of a dwindling congregation were recently held involving local and Adelaide-based church officials.

The stone building was erected in Foster Street in the post-war years and is dedicated to St Matthew.

As well as the worship space, there is a kitchen and toilets under the one roof.

Sunday services have been held fortnightly by the Uniting Church and there has also been a monthly service for Anglicans since 2018.

St Nicholas Anglican Church was closed in that year, sold the following year and has since been expanded into a residence and a $1400-per-night accommodation venue.

The only other church at Beachport is St Brigid’s Catholic Church and it is also a post-war structure.

Over the past 30 years or so, the Uniting Church has sold churches at Lucindale, Reedy Creek, Kalangadoo, Glencoe, Nangwarry, Mount Burr, Kongorong and Allendale East.

Other mainstream church denominations including the Catholics, Anglicans and Presbyterians have done likewise in this region.

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