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Ballan, VIC - St John's Anglican

20177

State: Victoria
Denomination: Anglican
Address: 56 Simpson Street Ballan
GPS: -37.598881, 144.227654

History and Architecture:

Built in 1862 and consecrated in 1879 of locally mined bluestone, this typically Gothic church, which has seating capacity of 150, originally featured a high pitched roof of slate, that was replaced with terra cotta tiles in the 1950s. At the same time the original concrete floor was replaced with Tasmanian hardwood. An entrance porch was also added.

There are seven stained glass windows and a noteworthy lectern and font. In memory of the longest serving vicar in Ballan a front fence was erected in 1937 with stone pillars, an iron arch and gates, celebrating the memory of pioneers of the district.

St John's Bungaree is another notable bluestone church built in 1867 and along with St James Morrisons forms the parish of Ballan / Bungaree was officially opened in July 1866.

Organ:

No information currently available.

Clergy*:

Explanations

PeriodClergyComment
* The list may not contain all serving Clergy.
  Rev C.O. ANDERSON  
  Rev J.C. ATKINSON  
  Rev Arthur BELL  
  Rev Colin CAMPBELL  
  Rev W.H. CHAMBERLAIN  
  Rev J.H. CHASELING  
  Rev G.R. CROSS  
  Rev L. CULA Padre 2 A.I.F.
  Rev H.I. EDWARDS  
  Rev W.H. GEER  
  Lay Reader John GUEST  
  Rev V.H. JENKYN  
  Rev W.E. KANEEN  
  Rev R.E. LEWIN  
  Rev Julius LEWIS  
  Rev J.F. MAY  
  Rev J. POTTER  
  Rev J.C. RAE  
  Rev J.T. SCHLEICHER  
  Rev J.W. SCHOALES  
  Mr H.F. SCOTT  
  Rev H.E. WINDLE  
1849 - Rev W. HALL  
1870 - 1874 Rev L.A. BAKER  
1976 - 1985 Rev T.M. PAMFLETT  
Contributions: Information supplied by the Bungaree Historical Society
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Ballan, VIC - St John's Anglican
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