This church was built in 1901 as a Lutheran Mission. This is a statement about the change: "The Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia, in fellowship with the whole Church Catholic, and seeking to bear witness to that unity which is both Christís gift and will for the Church, hereby enter into union under the name of the Uniting Church."
How Cool is That??? Churches uniting instead of dividing!! Our exchange in Mooloolaba is next to another Uniting Church......we got an $8.00 coffee plunger pot there since there was no coffee making equipment with the exchange....but I'm not complaining, it is an amazing place, it gives the sense of being outdoors
The image is a composite of 2 images, I couldn't get far enough away to get it all in one shot
Hello Patricia, So you are down under now. Great. Never had the will to fly that far away. Impressive and colorful church and what a rarity to discover that there are churches in this world that are so undogmatic that they would unite in something. I think the colors are delightful. The red exterior with the tan spire is a bit unusual for the churches that I have seen, but it sounds like at one time there was some cooperation between these churches. For me the question is begging, who attends services here?. Look forward to more photos from there. Don't remember is we ever had an Aussie in PF. Enjoy the visit there. Regards,
plimrn (2016/10/02 03:16:00): The tan is white sandstone and it is not uncommonly used in buildings here, at least in the past
What an interesting architecture! A beautiful building - especially in comparison with the high-risers around it. One has the impression that is only tolerated here. The sidelight and shadows generated by it makes many architectural details wonderfully stand out
Thank you for your interesting note!
Greetings from meanwhile autumnal Germany!
Buin (2016/10/17 19:54:51): ;-))plimrn (2016/10/09 23:32:11): Danke, I should have dedicated this image to you.
if I understood well this is a church used by four religions... very interesting.
nice view of the church and its shapes, in some aspects it looks like smashed in the lower part. nice contrast with the other buildings.
plimrn (2016/10/09 23:27:38): Actually four religions gave up their different doctrines for the common concept of working together is all that god requires of us. My home exchange is next to a much simpler Uniting Church aand the concept is apparent.
Funny how the old church got slowly surrounded by modern buildings. I wonder how they felt when floor by floor getting higher they got buried :-) The light is really nice, aren't they fortunate down-under. I heard that for example in Adelaide with the desert not far, that somehow they got an amazing light not everybody has and that it would attract a lot of artists to use it in their art. Enjoy the neighborhood ....
plimrn (2016/10/09 23:05:19): Thank you, it's a great trip......especially since someone else did all the planning!
Well worth going back when the light was better. Well done with the stitch. It's not easy with architecture when there is usually some distortion.
It looks like you are having a wonderful time down-under.
A beautiful church, which cannot be said from the modern buildings behind it. The colour contrast between the church colours and the blue sky is fine. Thanks for your interesting note of this united church.
plimrn (2016/10/09 21:42:46): It really does stand out and I love the uniting concept, thank you
The composition is very good, very well balanced. It is making a big part of the attraction. Then we have the opposition between modern shapes and old shapes between buildings in foreground and background.
The empty sky is not always a good thing, but here it is giving a good background to focus the look on the shapes.