Early Photos of the Ferntree Gully Church

06 June 2019 • By • in Events

In leading up to the Ferntree Gully Seventh-day Adventist Church celebration of its 60th Anniversary, to be held on Saturday (Sabbath), October 19, 2019, church member, Lorraine, kindly provided and shared a couple of early photos of the church building for this website posting.

Lorraine is currently working on a video presentation of the history of our church, to be featured during the October celebrations. She is seeking any historic information you may have to be included in her presentation. You can contact her via email …  “If you have photos (actual and digital) of recent and historical events that have been at the church: wedding, baptism, social, outreach events; please let me know so that I can copy them and include them in the video”, Lorraine.

The first photo, circa 1959, shows the early development of the church building. [Photographer: unknown]

The other photo was taken some many years later, date unknown. [Photo by Andrew Wegener]

All friends and former members are invited to attend the celebration. In order to help our catering on the day, please let us know if you plan to attend. Please reply to Also let us know if you are willing to assist with the catering for the day.


Elayne says:

The man on the top of the ladder is my dad, George Glew. Others in the photo are: --, Pr. Brandstater, --, Ridley brothers, Gwen Page, --, Dot Liversidge, behind Dot is Nance Pattison, Mrs. Brandstater and I don't know the names of the others.

June 9, 2019 • 7:18pm

Elayne says:

Ha, ha. I can remember what happened 65 years ago but sometimes can't remember what happened yesterday.

June 11, 2019 • 4:31pm

Elayne says:

Re the top photo: It was taken by Alan Rodriquez circa 1957

June 11, 2019 • 4:35pm