All Saints' Anglican Church Warriors Chapel, Moree

Warriors Chapel, exteriorWarriors Chapel, dedication plaque
Description

The North West Champion on 19 March 1951 reported that two bishops would visit Moree in June for the dedication of the All Saints' Church of England and the Warriors' Chapel: the Bishop of Armidale, Dr J S Moyes, and the Bishop of Grafton, the Right Reverend Storrs.

The North West Champion on 3 May 1951 reported that the Vicar of Moree, the Reverend E T Ormerod was appointed Canon at the meeting of Synod at Armidale that week. Since his arrival in Moree, he had "devoted himself to the rebuilding of All Saints' and the building of a Warriors' Chapel".

Three months later, the North West Champion on 13 August 1951 reported that workmen were completing the "All Saints' Church of England in readiness for the Dedication service on Tuesday, August 21". Internal work in the chapel was in its final stage; the altar, prayer desk, lectern, altar rails and pews had been donated as memorials to the fallen.

The Bishop of Armidale, the Right Reverend Dr J S Moyes dedicated the Warriors' Chapel on Tuesday 21 August 1951. The All Saints' Church was dedicated by the Archbishop of York early in November 1951.

A memorial stone inset into the external wall of the Warriors' Chapel was laid by Chaplain E T Ormerod, Vicar on 3 September 1950.

Materials
  • Brick
Inscription

Dedication plaque:

A. M. D. C.
This stone was laid by
JOHN STOWARD BISHOP OF ARMIDALE
in memory of the fallen
of World War 2.
September 3rd., 1950

Address
Moree All Saints' Anglican Church
Corner of Albert and Boston Streets
Moree NSW 2400
Local Government Area
  • Moree Plains Shire
Location/surrounding area
Moree All Saints' Anglican Church, Warriors Chapel
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Public building
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1950-1951
Dedication date
21/08/1951
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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