Located in the grounds of Leets Vale Caravan Park, River Road, Leets Vale NSW 2775. Contact phone number for Uniting Church services in the Windsor area: 02 4577 3147
The 130 anniversary celebration of Leets Vale Uniting Church attracted 120 people including Federal Attorney General Phillip Ruddock, Hawkesbury MP Steven Pringle and Rev Dr Gordon Moyes. Organised by Alan Prosser, the great, great grandson of Johnathan Leet who donated the land for the church gave a well-researched history of the area. The event took place on Sunday 26 March 2006. Previous ministers including Rev Eric Hewer and Rev Jack Sharpe attended and Mrs Merilyn Goodwin of Broken Bay Uniting Church (Umina) player the organ. The celebration included a giant cake cut by Joy Horsfall.
Organiser Alan Prosser said a lot of research had been done into the history of the church. The origninal church was built in 1876 and its replacement in 1937.
The congregation of Leets Vale Uniting Church will celebrate 70 years of worship in the church on September 16 and a warm welcome is extended to all to attend the 11am service and enjoy a picnic lunch after the service.
Land for the church was given by Jonathan Leet who was born in Suffolk, England in 1828 and emigrated with his younger brother Robert to join their uncle Israel Leet who had settled at Webbs Creek. Leet was a boat owner who purchased the property ‘Bluett’s Bight’ portions 61, 81 and 88 Parish of Cornelia County of Cumberland. This area became known as Leets Vale. Leet gave the land for the first church to be built in 1876 constructed of timber slabs and a shingle roof. In 1937 this church was demolished and a new church was erected by voluntary labour supervised by Roy and Herbert Eldridge of Concord. The church was opened on 9 October 1937, Rev Arnold Towner presiding and Mrs Saul Douglass turning the key to declare the building open. Rev James Somerville conducted the service of dedication with Rev Joseph Walker preaching the sermon. The church contains an honour roll of those who fought in WWI and a memorial tablet to Jonathan Leet who also served as a local preacher for 47 years.
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