1st Floor, 582 Heidelberg Rd, Fairfield 3078

A movement, by definition, does not sit still

Earliest congregation forms in SA, meeting in homes, workplaces and chapels

1840 – 50

1850 – 60

Congregations form in NSW and VIC
Preachers sent to goldfields areas in VIC

1860 -65

1865

TAS follows
Believers baptised in rivers and creeks
QLD follows

1870 – 1890

1890-1900

Preachers sent to goldfields areas in WA
Members campaign for tightening of liquor laws

1900

1901

National census reveals 24,000 members of Churches of Christ
National census reveals 54,500 members of Churches of Christ

1921

1930

Some members vocally opposed to compulsory military service
Women occasionally employed as ministers in some areas

1931

1951

Movement spreads to ACT
Women widely accepted as ministers

1970-78

1978

Movement spreads to NT. Local members build and fund chapels
1st Floor, 582 Heidelberg Rd, Fairfield 3078
(03) 9488 8800