Reminiscences Of Forty-seven Years' Clerical Life In South Australia by E. K. MillerReminiscences Of Forty-seven Years' Clerical Life In South Australia by E. K. Miller

Reminiscences Of Forty-seven Years' Clerical Life In South Australia

byE. K. Miller

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. DISSENT. N" arriving in Adelaide, 1 found dissent very decidedly in the ascendant. The colony had been founded on what were considered distinctly dissenting principles; that is to say, all bodies of religionists were to be regarded as on one level, there was to be no preference shown by the Government to one body more than another, nothing" approaching to a State Church, or interference with religious teaching by the Government. A certain concession, however, to the National Church had been made by the Rev. C. B. Howard being brought out as Colonial Chaplain, who received a stipend from the Government, and which was continued to his successor. By the aid of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and sundry friends, Mr. Howard had been enabled to import a weather-board church, and managed, I believe with much of his own labour, to get it erected on the site of the present Trinity church. Afterwards a weather-board parsonage was erected beside it, which was subsequently used as a chapter-house for the first meetings of Synod, &c The dissenting ministers in Adelaide when I arrived were, the Rev. T. Q. Stow, the Rev. R. Haining, the Rev. J. Draper, and the Rev. G. Drunimond. Between these and the few clergy very friendly intercourse obtained. As ministers were few and services many, owing to the people being scattered, it was often difficult to find time for sermon preparation, especially by those teaching. Conversing one day with the Revs. J. Draper and W. J. Woodcock on this topic, the former remarked--" Many people regard the parson pretty much as they do a bottle of porter; you only need to draw the cork, and out pops the porter; so they think you have only to get the parson into the pulpit, and out pops the sermon." The arrival of min...
Title:Reminiscences Of Forty-seven Years' Clerical Life In South AustraliaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217269745

ISBN - 13:9780217269742