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Cleveland celebrates 100 years

A weekend of Celebrations was recently held to give thanks to God for 100 years of Worship, Witness and Service. People retuned to Cleveland from many parts of the State and Interstate to share in our Celebrations and to catch up with old friends and share stories of their time with the Cleveland Congregation.

It is 100 years since the first church was opened on the Passage Street site by the forebears of the Methodist Congregation. Some 340 people attended a Centenary Dinner at which a special Centenary Book launched by Mr. Norman Dean.

This Book can still be purchased for $30 by contacting the Church Office on 3286 5627. This wonderful and Colour Publication traces the rich history from when the land was first granted by the Colonial Office in Sydney even before the State of Queensland was proclaimed. It was a further 50 years before the first Church was opened in November 1909.

In 1980 the present Church was opened but the old church still stands and serves as the Church’s Administration Office. The original church has served as Worship Centre, Sunday School and the office for the Redlands Blue Nursing Service.