St Columba's Presbyterian Church (Peppermint Grove, Western Australia) facts for kids
|St Columba's Presbyterian Church|
St Columba's Presbyterian Church, pictured in 2014
|Location||Venn and Keane Street, Western Australia,|
Quick facts for kidsHistory
|Founder(s)||F. A. Moseley, Esq. JP|
|Architect(s)||Louis Bowser Cumpston|
|Minister(s)||Rev. Dr. Kwangho Song|
|Type||State Registered Place|
|Designated||28 June 1996|
The suburb of Peppermint Grove was originally predominantly Scottish, and thus Presbyterian. An earlier building, called the St Columba's Presbyterian Church Hall, was built on Venn Street in 1896. It was the first church building in Peppermint Grove and also acted as the only school in the neighbourhood until the construction of the Cottesloe State School.
A few years later, land on the corner of Venn and Keane Streets was donated by Alexander Forrest (1849–1901) to build the current church building. It was designed by architect Louis Bowser Cumpston (1865-1931).
Construction began on 20 November 1909, when the first stone was laid by F. A. Moseley. A foundation stone on the front wall of the church building reads, "This foundation stone of St Columba's church was laid by F.A. Moseley E.s.q. J.P. on the 20th November 1909 'To the Glory of God.'"
Worship services take place every Sunday at 10am. The current Minister is the Rev. Dr. Kwangho Song.
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