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.
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