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FROM: The Register Wednesday 23 August 1905 (Adelaide newspaper in print 1901 – 1929)
There is on view in Messrs. A. W. Dobbie & Co.’s establishment, Gawler place, a handsome brass eagle lectern, which has been, made by that firm to the order of the Rev. F. H. Stokes, Church of the Epiphany, Crafers.
It stands 6 ft. high, and the eagle, with outstretched wings, is poised on a globe representing the world, which surmounts the pedestal.
The lectern is beautifully proportionate, and is most imposing in every respect.
The eagle looks natural and noble.
It is one of the best pieces of ecclesiastical brasswork that has been manufactured in the State.
The article below is from “The Register”, a South Australian newspaper of the time.
The window is situated over the Peace Chapel at the back of the church.
It was dedicated to Henry Archibald Price who lived on Waverley Ridge in Tutuila.
His granddaughter, Mrs P E (Betty) Lewis (nee Price), recently died in March 2012 at the age of 94.
Betty and her late husband Bob Lewis, were frequent parishioners of this church when they lived in their retirement years at Mt George in Bridgewater.
R B (Bob) Lewis was a wonderful man, and the son of Essington Lewis, a mining engineer of note, having been one of the founding ‘giants’ of BHP.
TEXT OF ARTICLE READS:At the Church of the Epiphany, Crafers on Sunday morning, the “ceremony of unveiling and dedicating a stained glass window” in memory of the late Mr. Henry Archibald Price was performed by the Rev. L..T. Mannd, MA., rector of the parish, in. the presence of a large congregation. The window is the gift of Mrs Price, the widow, who is residing temporarily at Oxford; England, where her son is studying at Magdalen College.
The work was executed by Messrs. TPowell & Sons, Whitefriars, London, and the local firm of HL Vosz undertook the erection. The window, which is a presentment of Jesus Christ blessing His disciples, bears this inscription ‘To the glory of God, in loving memory of- Henry’ Archibald Price, of Tutuila, Crafers, who, entered into rest on August 22, 1895.Above .the figure of Christ appears the inscription, ‘My peace I give unto you.’ An appropriate sermon on ‘The peace of Christ’ was delivered by the rector.