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Ballan VIC - St John's Anglican


State: Victoria
Denomination: Anglican

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.


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1849 Rev. W. Hall
  Rev. J. W. Schoales 
  Rev. J. Potter
  Rev. J. T. Schleicher
  Rev. H. E. Windle
  Mr. H. F. Scott
  Rev. H. I. Edwards
  Rev. L. A. Baker
  Rev. G. R Cross
  Rev. Julius Lewis
  Rev. Colin Campbell
  Rev. J. F. May
  Rev. W. H. Geer
  Rev. J. C. Atkinson
  Rev. J. H. Chaseling
  Rev. J. C. Rae
  Rev. R E. Lewin
1976 - 1985 Rev T.M. Pamflett
  Rev. W. E. Kaneen
  Rev. L. Cula (Padre 2 A.I.F.)
  Rev. C. O. Anderson
  John Guest (Lay Reader)    
  Rev. Arthur Bell
  Rev. V H. Jenkyn
  Rev. W. H. Chamberlain

* The list may not contain all serving Clergy.

Contributions: Information supplied by the Bungaree Historical Society

Ballan VIC - St John's Anglican