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6 July is MCC Sydney’s 47th Birthday!

Updated: Jul 10, 2022

On July 11th 1974, Rev. Troy Perry (the Founder of MCC) and Rev. Lee Carlton arrived in Sydney from the USA after first visiting Brisbane. It was their first visit to Australia. On July 15th 1974 they held the first MCC worship service in Sydney at the home of Graeme Donkin (deceased) in Campsie. Rev. Perry asked the 12 attendees “Those who would like to see an MCC established in Sydney raise your hands. ” These 12 formed the nucleus of the first MCC Study Group in Sydney. The first service was held in the Quakers Meeting Hall, Devonshire St Surrey Hills with 30 in attendance. It was with much excitement that on July 6th 1975 at 3pm at the Quakers Hall, MCC Sydney became a Chartered Church of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches with Rev. Lee Carlton as pastor. 113 people attended the service, and a great journey was begun.

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