14-11-1885: Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ross, Tasmania.

The Mercury, Hobart, TAS, Saturday 14th November 1885, page 1s.

“ERECTIONS.- A church at Ross, in the Campbell Town circuit, which has been in process of erection for some time, has been finished, and may now be reported. It is a substantial structure of freestone, built in Gothic style of architecture, cruciform in shape, with gable spire. Two of the gables will contain handsome memorial windows of stained glass, one presented by Messrs. Geo. And Thos Parramore, and the other by Horton College. It occupies a commanding site, and is an ornament o the neighbourhood. The architect is Mr Percy Oakden…”

Launceston Examiner, Tasmania, Friday 1st January 1886, page 2.

“On Nov. 23 a new Wesleyan Church was opened at Ross. It is built of freestone, and cost £4241, and contains two stained glass windows, one presented by the old students of Horton College, and the other by the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Parramore.”

Both triple light windows were created by Ferguson & Urie of Melbourne.

Photos taken 6th of October 2010.

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The text and definitions of the Horton College window are as follows:

Cinqfoil light (above the three lancets):

PERSEVERANTA PALMAM OBTINE BIT

Corrected to: “Perseverantia Palman Obtinebit”. This translates to“Perseverance yields the prize.”

For many years prior to this the school motto was “Nil sine magno labore” (Nothing without great labour)

Left light:

SAMUEL PROPHETTA

PUER SAMUEL MINISTRABAT DOMINO CORAM HELI. 1.SAM.3.
(1 Samuel 3-1, “puer autem Samuhel ministrabat Domino coram Heli et sermo Domini erat pretiosus in diebus illis non erat visio manifesta” – “And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision”)

Centre light:

INVENERUNT ILLUM IN TEMPLO LUCII46
(Luke 2-46 “et factum est post triduum invenerunt illum in templo sedentem in medio doctorum audientem illos et interrogantem” – “And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions”.)

THIS WINDOW WAS PLACED HERE BY A NUMBER OF OLD STUDENTS OF HORTON COLLEGE AS A MEMORIAL OF THEIR CONNEXION WITH THAT SCHOOL

MDCCCLXXXIV (1884)

Right light:

TIMOTHEUS EPISCOPUS

AB INFANTIA NOSTI SACRAS LITTERAS II. TIMOTH
(2 Timothy 3-15 “et quia ab infantia sacras litteras nosti quae te possint instruere ad salutem per fidem quae est in Christo Iesu” – “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus”.)

A collection of articles and history can be found here on my Evernote account about the historical Horton College (1852-1920)

The three light Parramore window text:

Left light:

BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT FEARETH THE LORD. PS EX??
(Psalm 112-1:  Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments).

Centre light:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS & FRANCES PARRAMORE BY THEIR THREE CHILDREN

Text in the scroll:  I AM HE THAT LIVETH – I WAS DEAD & BEHOLD I AM – ALIVE FOR EVER MORE
(Revelation 1-18:  I  am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death).

Right Light:

A WOMAN THAT FEARETH THE LORD SHE SHALL BE PRAISED PROV? XXXI
(Proverbs  31-30: Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised)

External links:

Obituary: Thomas Parramore (1840-1913)

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