Methodist Church Home Hill -

From the pages of the Townsville Daily Bulletin 6.10.1921.
The Methodists of Home Hill had a day out on Friday when the stump-capping ceremony of their new church took place. The building in use for the last six years having gone rather out of date in that time, the Ladies' Guild decided to concentrate their efforts to have a new edifice, and as an earnest of their efforts, this interesting ceremony took place with quite a large attendance.

Dr Rowe (Albert St Mission, Brisbane) was called on to cap the first stump, and was followed by visitors and local residents; one capped by the Sunday school children deserves special mention, the donation placed on their stump amounting to 15 ($30), this having been raised by the scholars.

After the ceremony a generous tea provided by the ladies refreshed the inner man. The visitors then motored to several points or interest in the district. In the evening a public meeting was held. Councillor Crofton. Chairmen of the Ayr Shire Council, presided, and interesting addresses ware given by Dr Rowe, Revs Heaton, Bacon and Gist. The visiting speakers expressed astonishment that the progress of the district, the settlement having only started 10 years ago. One speaker stated if it only had taken 10 years to make all the improvements already done in the place, it should take them but a very little time to complete their church. Rev Gist reported the proceeds of the ceremony amounted to approximately 87 ($174), quite a respectable addition to the building fund. The Home Hill Band, under the baton of Conductor AW Farmer, rendered several items, and songs and recitations were rendered by: Mrs Wiggins, Messrs C Strike, AW Farmer, and F Morcom. Miss G Turnbull and Mr Penprase acted as accompanists to the singers.

At the conclusion a vote of thanks was proposed by Rev Bacon, seconded by Mr EE Turnbull, to all who had so generously helped to make the function a success. The plans of the proposed building, which were open to inspection, reveal that the new church when completed will be a handsome building, and an addition to the architecture of the town.

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