Alexandra, VIC - St John's Anglican (20081)

Year Built: 1937

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: John

Address: 39 Downey Street, Alexandra, Victoria, 3714

Traditional Owners: Taungurung people

Last Updated: 05/07/2022

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History and Architecture:

The first church of St John's in Alexandra was built in 1868 and is now the parish ahll. The building was moved from a more southerly site in town to the present position in 1938. The Foundation stone of the current church was laid by Reverend Douglas Blake on 18 November 1937.

The present church is of reinforced concrete designed by Louis Williams and built by Mr George Pain.

The Church was consecrated in August 1943 by the Right Reverend T.M.Armour, Bishop of Wangaratta. The style was described as “ Arts and Crafts Continuing Gothic/Norman.”

The present Rectory was built in 1907. It is assumed from its age that it was on the present site and retained by the Church. It was restored and extended in 1987 at a cost of approximately $50,000.

Clergy:

This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1875 - 1877 Rev John William L'Oste 1830 1926
1877 - Rev William Hutchinson 1885
1884 - Rev Robert Buchanan Reader 1851 1919
1884 - 1885 Rev William Jennings 1847 1918
1885 - 1892 Rev Michael Francis Cahill 1829 1907
1900 - Rev William Henry Beer 1875 1914
1908 - 1910 Rev James Arthur Peck 1873 1944
1910 - 1914 Deacon James Leslie Watt 1879 1953
1917 - 1919 Rev George Brammall Locum 1876 1941
1919 - 1921 Rev Reginald Allan Scott 1873 1950
1921 - 1923 Rev William Joseph Chesterfield Curate 1896 1965
1924 - 1926 Rev Robert Bruce Ball 1897 1962
1924 - 1928 Rev Stanley Henry Burridge 1889 1960
1928 - 1930 Rev William Andrew Williams 1882 1949
1931 - 1935 Rev Leopold George Ball M.A. 1900 1990
1935 - 1939 Rev Douglas Blake 1906 1997
1946 - 1956 Rev Samuel Taylor 1906 1969
1966 - 1970 Rev Frederick Albert Morrey 1934
1970 - 1973 Rev P S. Hutchinson
2019 - Rev Graeme Brown

Organ:

No information currently available, submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Parish Churches Diocese of Wangaratta
2. Church website
3. Cable Clergy Index.