1st May 1859

From the Journal of Lt. Lempriere, RE, from the RE Camp.

1st Sunday Had service in the morning in a new building intended as a survey office: there were no seats, so we all had to stand.  Colonel Moody read the service, Parsons the Scripture, and Mr. Wright a Methodist preached an extemporary sermon.  Seddall played on the Harmonium and we had some very fair singing.  The Marines and a good many civilians with a few Indians were present - 

Reverend Wright notes the same Service in his diary.

Sunday, 1st May, 1859 - A lovely morning.  At 11 o'clock I attended service at the barracks of the Government Reserve.  Colonel Moody read the church prayers and I preached a short discourse from Numbers 14:24.  At 3 pm preached near Scott's wharf from Mark 2:27, and in the Treasury at 7 pm from Hebrews 6:19.

Note: This appears to be the first Service performed by the completed Columbia Detachment.