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Ballarat North, VIC - St John the Evangelist Anglican

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State: Victoria
Denomination: Anglican
Address: Soldiers Hill Ballarat North
GPS: -37.54798, 143.85868

History and Architecture:

A meeting of interested persons was held at the Olive Branch Hotel 6 December 1861 to discuss the formation of a church. A further meeting was held at the North Star Hotel on 24 September 1862 to canvas more funds. During this time services were held in a tent on the Lydiard Street site.*

The foundation stone was laid on 15 March 1864 by the very Reverend Dean Macartney Vicar General of Melbourne. The church was opened on 19 February 1865.*

A Chancery and Sanctuary were later added to the design of Leonard Terry at a cost of £1,300.*

Organ:

No information currently available.

Clergy*:

Explanations

PeriodClergyComment
* The list may not contain all serving Clergy.
1865 - 1866 Rev Josiah HOLLIS  
1865 - Rev C.J.T. PERKS  
1866 - 1868 Rev William FLYOD  
1868 - 1874 Rev George Wade WATSON  
1874 - Rev B.S. WALKER  
1875 - 1892 Rev Rigby Johnson MERCER  
1893 - 1906 Rev J.C. CARMICHAEL  
1906 - 1909 Rev H. Walker TAYLOR, M.A.  
1909 - 1910 Rev J. Linton TAYLOR  
1911 - 1914 Rev William DALTON  
1914 - 1921 Rev Joseph BEST  
1921 - 1932 Rev B.H. DEWHURST  
1932 - 1936 Rev G.E. MENLOVE  
1936 - 1940 Rev Roland N. MORRISON  
1940 - 1951 Rev Gordon ASPEY  
1951 - Rev J. MASON  
1952 - 1964 Rev Henry S. HANNAFORD  
1965 - 1968 Rev Kenneth KENYON  
1969 - 1974 Rev R.H. PIDGEON  
1974 - 1978 Rev N. THULBORN  
1979 - Rev Denys TONKS  
Contributions:  
Extract: St John the Evangelist Anglican Church 1865 - 1989. Lois Reynolds
Ballarat North, VIC - St John the Evangelist Anglican
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