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Centre of Ballalaba
 
St Pauls built 1913
Opened  17th August 1913 Service conducted by the Rector Revd. Anson Cato
Dedicated to St Paul 24th April 1927
50th Anniversary 12th May 1963 Rector Revd David Black. Preacher Archdeacon Fred Hill.
75th Anniversary 8th May 1988
Rector Revd Bill Stegeman
80th Anniversary of the Dedication 21st April 2007  Rector Revd Ken Foster and Preacher Bishop George Browning
2013 marked the Centenary of the Church and as this wasn't observed during that year it was commemorated at the usual monthly service on Sunday 15th June 2014.


The small well preserved weatherboard church of St Paul is situated 22klms from Braidwood on the Braidwood-Cooma Road.  Designed and built in 1913 by Mr Bill Thompson assisted by his brothers Henry, Jack and Les as well as local labour. Timber came from Thompsons Sawmill at Parkers Gap and Gumms Sawmill at Harolds Cross.  St Pauls has served the Anglican community of the area over the years. There are various memorials and furnishings in the chruch in memory of pioneering families of the area: Mrs Royds gave the Altar, Altar Cross, Vases and Candlesticks as a memorial to her husband, Edmund Royds.  The Altar Rails and Kneelers were given by the Warren family in memory of their mother. Other memorials are Hymn Board in memory of Mary Grace Warren, Collection Plate in memory of Catherine Jackson, Credence Table in memory of Thomas George Jackson, Brass Vases in memory of Mary Jane Byrne and Albert Warren and Font in memory of James H Byrne .  There are memorial plaques to Edmund Royds and Joseph Henry Cawthorne a Church Warden and Faithful Worshipper.  Services continue to be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 11-00am

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Rectors Warden:      Mrs F Laurie