The Pulpit - Mr William Hamilton

The pulpit was built in memory of William Hamilton, an elder and Session Clerk for 27 years from 1879 – 1906. The central panel was carved by John Kendrick Blogg of Melbourne in 1912 from one solid piece of wood. It shows the symbol of the “Burning Bush” (“Burning yet not consumed”, Exodus 3:2, motto of many Presbyterian Churches throughout the world.) Before the carving was sent to Adelaide, it was displayed in the Singer Sewing Company in Collins Street, Melbourne. The pulpit was originally centrally placed but in 1940 it was moved to the eastern side where it is today.[i]

[i] Womersley, A. 2001, 150th Anniversary TALK Magazine souvenir issue, Scots Church Adelaide

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