Burra Uniting Church
27 Ayers Street, Burra
2 Hours drive North of the city of Adelaide, on the Barrier Highway heading towards Broken Hill, nestled in a quaint valley is the historical township of Burra. The town had it beginnings in the 1840's as a mining town and was, for many years the biggest copper producing mine in the southern hemisphere. It's no wonder that with such a rich heritage the Uniting Church in Burra has some stories of it's own to add to the history books. But why read about it when, if you are in the area, you could come along and see for yourself first hand this fascinating town and the church which has helped to shape the Christian life within it.
The Wesleyan Methodist Church was the first church built in the Burra Township and at the time it was quoted,
"That there is no place of worship within seventy miles of this which has now been opened: indeed, there has been no population near the spot until within two years."
This was a statement in a letter written to the Missionary Committee from the Rev. D. J. Draper on 23 December 1847, two weeks after the opening of the church to the public on 5 December 1847.
The current church stands on the original site of the Wesleyan Chapel but in a vastly different form. Alterations, fire, rebuilding and more additions has brought the church to the building we have today. The chapel is still very much a building of history following the 1914 designs with recent alterations adding to the effects of this historical structure, not detracting from it.
Sunday morning services helped along by a number of musicians and are open to anyone wishing to be part of worship.
Kids Club meets fortnightly in the Church Hall during term time.
Also the church offers a Tuesday night bible study group, and there is an OP Shop open Thursdays and Fridays.
Supply Minister: Heather Busbridge (08) 8892 2077