St George's Anglican Church
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Designed in the gothic style,
was rebuilt in 1864 after a tremendous storm made its first building unstable. Local bluestone and sandstone were used in the construction. The church's tower was erected about 40 years later.
In 1921, a set of eight fixed bells was installed high up in the tower. They were dedicated to the Gawler men who paid the ultimate sacrifice during World War I. Individual levers, situated many metres lower, are used to ring each bell with ease.
The church's organ was transported from Bristol after being made redundant there. When it arrived in Gawler, it was pieced together once again and installed at the church. The opening recital was given by organist David Merchant.
A number of stained glass windows can be seen on the northern and southern walls as well as in the sanctuary and chapel. They are illuminated at night to showcase their magnificence. The Good Samaritan window is worth mentioning as it's one of the few Ferguson and Urie windows in the state. Others include the Gawler window depicting Colonel Gawler's coat of arms and the Rose window depicting Christ the High Priest.
The church is located at 1 Orleana Square in Gawler. Visitors are welcome to tour the building and try ringing the bells as part of South Australia's History Festival
. For more information, please head to their website at www.gawleranglicans.org
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