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‘A History of the Christian Brethren Assemblies in Western Australia’ by Ern West - C Copyright 1993

 

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(Ed. Note: The linked PDF document is a reprint of the 121 page booklet and is un-abridged,

though the format has been changed to fit on A4 paper for printing and for quick reference. T

his booklet “fell” into my hands as it was thrown out into the rubbish (accidentally I have now been told) and therefore rescued for those interested in the history of the Assemblies here in WA. Ah the memories!! It would have been a shame for the huge effort that the late Mr. Ern West spent on this project to be lost to the current church members. What a joy it has been for me to see God’s people with the courage to start new churches and outreach in Jesus name. Every young-adult in the CB Assemblies needs to read this booklet and be encouraged to trust God to start new projects when the Spirit leads. So please enjoy this His-Story and praise God for His blessings throughout the years. These website WA History pages are based on Ern West's booklet of 1993, but have been expanded and updated.)

 

 

A HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN BRETHREN ASSEMBLIES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

Prepared by Mr ERN WEST - 1993

PREFACE
For some years past it has been an exercise of the writer of this history to place on record details of the rise and progress of the Christian Brethren Assemblies in Western Australia.

This information has come from various sources including details recorded in minutes and account books of the Perth Assembly going back to 1901. Mr. J.J. Budge [father of Mr. Ross Budge of Balcatta] who was an early member of the Perth Assembly, also wrote an outline of his recollection of early events and gave these details to me before his homecall. Mrs Stephenson, a member of the one-time assembly in Midland Junction in the early 1900's, who later moved to the Eastern States, also supplied valuable information after her return to Perth where she was a member of the Perth Assembly for many years prior to her decease at the age of 101. Other information has been gleaned from the pages of “In His Service” and it's predecessor “The Services Monthly News”, which commenced publication in 1944.

The only other attempt that I am aware of, to place on record the history of the Assemblies in W.A., was made by Miss Charmaine Brown [great grand-daughter of the late Mr. J.J. Budge] in a school project for the Swan Christian High School. Much of the information in my possession at that time was made available to Charmaine, but she also carried out a great deal more research for the project and I am grateful to her for making this available to me.

The information collated in relation to the various assemblies has been submitted to each individual assembly for checking prior to its production in the present form, and where necessary, appropriate adjustments have been made. We trust that this “History” will prove to be of interest to all current and future members of the Assemblies. I am greatly indebted to my daughter, Doreen Smith, who has painstakingly typed out these pages.

ERN WEST
 

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* PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE WEB HISTORY PAGES ARE ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Some of these Assemblies have been moved in their order as info is updated, and that EXTRA details

 have been and will be added to the internet pages of this Western Australian Christian Brethren History.

These additions will be shown in GREEN TYPE, with author noted unless added in by this website's editor. 

The blue type in this section is the original contribution by Mr Ern West in 1993.

 

INDEX   -   Click underlined link to view item

 

SECTION 1 - EARLY HISTORY OF METROPOLITAN ASSEMBLIES 

1. GENERAL REVIEW

2. FREMANTLE  [NOW HAMILTON HILL]

3. PERTH  [NOW NORTH PERTH]

4. CLAREMONT  [NOW COTTESLOE] 

 

SECTION 2 - HISTORY OF MORE RECENT ASSEMBLIES - STILL CURRENTLY OPERATING  

1. BALCATTA  [PREVIOUSLY TUART HILL]

2. BEDFORD  [PREVIOUSLY NORWOOD - SECTION 3]

3.       DUNCRAIG

4.       KARDINYA  (post 1993, this is a new Assembly)

5.       LYNWOOD

6. NORTH BALGA

7. SAWYERS VALLEY

8.       SWAN

9.       VICTORIA PARK

10.     WILSON

 

SECTION 3 - HISTORY OF MORE RECENT METROPOLITAN ASSEMBLIES - NOT NOW CURRENT 

1.       ARMADALE

2.       BULLCREEK  (post 1993, this Assembly is 'Not Now Current')

3.       CARRAMAR  (post 1993, this Assembly is 'Not Now Current')

4.       COTTESLOE  (post 1993, this Assembly is 'Not Now Current')

5.       FREMANTLE  (post 1993, this Assembly is 'Not Now Current')

6.       GIRRAWHEEN

7.       GLENGARRY

8.       HAMILTON HILL  (post 1993, this Assembly is 'Not Now Current')

9.       KOONGA VALLEY

10.     MIDLAND JUNCTION  [1900-19051

11.     MIDLAND JUNCTION  [1954-19581

12.     MIDVALE

13.     MUNDARING

14.     NORTH COASTAL  (post 1993, this Assembly is 'Not Now Current')

15.     NORTH PERTH  (post 1993, this Assembly is 'Not Now Current')

16.     NORWOOD

17.     SUBIACO

18.     WANNER00

19.     WEMBLEY DOWNS  (post 1993, this Assembly is 'Not Now Current')

20.     WEST PERTH

21.     WUNGONG-ARMADALE  (post 1993, this Assembly is 'Not Now Current')

   

SECTION 4 - HISTORY OF COUNTRY ASSEMBLIES - STILL CURRENTLY OPERATING 

1. ALBANY

2. BUSSELTON

3. COOLGARDIE

4. KURRAWANG

5. NORTH DANDALUP 

 

SECTION 5 - HISTORY OF COUNTRY ASSEMBLIES - NOT NOW CURRENT 

1. BOULDER  (post 1993, this Assembly is 'Not Now Current')

2.       BRIDGETOWN

3.       BUNBURY

4.       CARNARVON

5.       COLLIE

6.       COWARAMUP

7.       DALWALLINU

8.       DONNYBROOK

9.       ESPERANCE

10.     FOREST GROVE

11.     GERALDTON

12.     HAY RIVER

13.     HESTER SIDING

14.     JARRAHDALE

15.     KALGOORLIE

16.     KATANNING

17.     KENDENUP

18.     LAKE KING

19.     MANJIMUP

20.     MAYA  [BUNTINE]

21.     MEDINA

22.     NAREMBEEN

23.     PORT HEDLAND

24.     TOODYAY  (post 1993, this was a new Assembly and is now closed)

25.     WILUNA 

 

SECTION 6 - COMBINED OUTREACH ACTIVITIES - STILL CURRENTLY OPERATING 

1. AGED WOMEN'S RETREAT VISITS

2. BRAILLE SOCIETY

3. BUSSELTON YOUTH CAMP

4. CHRISTIAN YOUTH CAMPS

5. FREMANTLE CITY MISSION

6. GIRLS' CAMPS

7. KURRAWANG ABORIGINAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY [INC.]

8. NURSING HOME MINISTRY 

9. PERTH SCRIPTURE TEXT MISSION

10.     R.S.L. HOMES

11.     SOUTH WEST CONFERENCE

12.     "THE SERVICES MONTHLY NEWS" AND "IN HIS SERVICE"

13.     WESTERN GOSPEL MINISTRIES INC., DERBY  

 

SECTION 7 - COMBINED OUTREACH ACTIVITIES - NOT NOW CURRENT

1. AGED PEOPLE'S HOMES PROJECT

2. BIBLE VAN

3. CHRISTIAN BRETHREN CANOE CLUB

4. CHRISTIAN YOUTH WITNESS

5. E.C.A. RALLIES

6. ESPERANCE ABORIGINAL CENTRE INC.

7. EVERY BOY'S, EVERY GIRL'S RALLIES

8. GEMSARNA HOUSE PARTIES

9. G.L.O. CRUSADES

10.     JEWISH OUTREACH

11.     KWINANA OUTREACH

12.     LADY LAWLEY COTTAGE BY THE SEA

13.     MCNESS HALL SING-ALONG

14.     MISSIONARY STUDY CLASSES

15.     PRISON VISITATION

16.     QUARTERLY CONFERENCES

17.     RADIO MINISTRY

18.     ROYAL SHOW WITNESS

19.     TASTE AND SEE EVANGEL

20.     "THE SEARCHER"

21.     WOOROLOO HOSPITAL

 


 

 

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