Argent Uniting Church (Payneham South)
41 Marian Road, Payneham South
Worship and meeting times
There are two distinct styles of worship conducted at Argent they are both held at 10.30am on varying Sundays.
The second Sunday of the month is a contemporary style held in the round in the church hall. This is informal style with interactive group discussion and traditional hymns.
All other Sunday meetings are the traditional style of service that is held in the church.
Birthday Morning Tea
Held on the first Sunday of the month in the hall following the service - all are welcome to join us.
GUILD (A friendship group)
The group meets on the first Thursday of the month (except January), at 1.15pm in the hall. All are welcome for coffee, tea, biscuits and chatter!
The program covers a range of topics by speakers and musical artists and the minister shares a few wise words.
We are able to support some charities for example the “Royal Flying Doctor Service.”
Visitors are welcome, and come from far and wide for our Christmas luncheon (for details contact the phone number below).
The bible study group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 9.30 a.m. in the hall. This group has been meeting for many years.
For some time now, it has undertaken the study of complete books of the bible (for example, Mark, Genesis, and many others). We are presently studying the Gospel of Luke.
Argent was established in 1848. It was founded by the Rev. Joseph Long, the first Primitive Methodist minister in South Australia.
The first building was erected in 1848 and 11 years later there was the need to accommodate for a growing congregation.
The current building was erected in 1859 for this purpose and so the original building was demolished to make room for the current church.
This church is one of many historic churches set within a background of a cemetery, which has many historical identities interred there It once was a Methodist cemetery hence many Methodist ministers are buried in this cemetery.
Over the years the Argent people have reached out to the wider community from the early years of Payneham to the present day.
These activities were many and varied. Two activities are still active these are a weekly Bible Study Group and the Guild (which is a friendship group).
However, Argent today although small continues this practice that began so long ago. Argent is the oldest church in the Payneham area.
In the eastern room of the church as you enter there is a historical display of the life of Argent over the years from its beginnings to the present day.
Also a booklet ‘Amen … a brief history of the faith community of Argent Uniting Church’ is available. This book gives a brief history of the church from its founding to the present day.
(08) 8331 0758