St John's Anglican Church WWI Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, Boorowa

St John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, front viewSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, plaqueSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance, side 1St John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance, Side 2St John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance, Side 3St John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance, Side 4St John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, gate viewed from outsideSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, left gate door viewed as open from outsideSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, right gate door viewed as open from outsideSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, gates as viewed from insideSt John’s Anglican Church Lamp of Remembrance and Lychgate, side view of gate structure
Description

At the entrance to St John's Anglican Church in Boorowa is a memorial lychgate. Inside the gate hangs a Lamp of Remembrance, with the names of several First World War veterans inscribed.

The gate was where the body rested for a while before being laid to reverent keeping in the consecrated ground surrounding the church. It is not simply an ornament, but a place of remembrance, a door through which we have to pass ourselves, and to remind us of the thought ‘Lord, remember, and keep them, as the whole church was not on this earth - the biggest part was in Paradise.’

Materials
  • Concrete
  • Glass
  • Timber
Inscription

Plaque inside gate

In Memory of the
Soldier Sons
of the Church in the Parish,
Who gave their lives in
The Great War 1914-1918.
Their names are inscribed on the Lamp
of Remembrance, given by their Comrades.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Address
Cnr Queen and Farm Streets
Boorowa NSW 2586
Local Government Area
  • Hilltops Council
Setting
  • Building – outside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Gate/lychgate
  • Lamp
Recorded by
Kathy McLennan
Established date
1928
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Dedication date: 
04/25/1928
Dedication date
25 April 1928
Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18

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