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The Disciples of Christ Church

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Newspaper articles from the late 1800s show that The Disciples of Christ conducted open-air meetings in Prospect on Sunday afternoons.

An excerpt from an article in the Cumberland Argus & Fruitgrowers Advocate, Saturday 18 September, 1897:

A Wedding – A quiet wedding was celebrated on Thursday of last week, when Miss Alice Hawkins, daughter of Mr. Hawkins, of “Windermere”, Prospect, was married to Mr. John Crawford. The Rev. Mr. Dixon, of the Disciples of Christ, performed the ceremony. Shortly after which the couple left to take up their abode at Marrickville.

The Disciples of Christ – The reference just made to this sectarian body will naturally arouse interest in readers outside of Prospect. It may be added that open-air meetings are conducted on Sunday afternoons by Mr. Hawkins and visitors from Sydney. There was a large congregation on Sunday last at Thornhill, Prospect. Prospect can boast of about five or six denominations, which include two of “the latter day” beliefs, namely: the Disciples of Christ and the Seventh Day Adventists.

An excerpt from an article in the Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, Saturday 1 January, 1898

The Disciples of Christ had an unusually large gathering on Sunday.