Allora, QLD - St David's Anglican (50105)

Year Built: 1887

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: David

Address: New England Highway, Allora, Queensland, 4362

Last Updated: 17/05/2021

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History and Architecture:

St. David's Church, Allora is a timber, Gothic Revival style church prominently located at the end of the main thoroughfare of the town, was constructed in 1887-88 to the design of leading Queensland colonial architect F.D.G Stanley. This building is the second church to be built on the site, which also contains a rectory designed by architect J. H Buckeridge(1901) and a parish hall (1912, 1962).**

A a small timber building elevated on a short brick plinth and clad in weatherboards, with a steeply pitched, wide pan "trimdeck" roof. It is set within a large grassed site, together with the timber rectory and parish hall. The building follows traditional church planning with a central nave of six bays with an apsidal chancel at the rear end. Six windows with foiled heads line the side aisles of the building, indicating the internal bays.

Gabled projections from the northern and southern sides of the church provide an allusion of transepts and enhance the formality and scale of the building. Other notable architectural elements on the exterior of the building include a slender timber fleche located on the crossing of the roof ridges, six gabled roof vents and scalloped and pierced bargeboards.**.

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
1873 - 1887 Rev Henry Jephson Campbell 1837 1933
1879 - Rev William Eglington Locum 1818 1898
1885 - 1887 Rev Arthur Cowper Julius 1852 1918
1888 - 1892 Rev Charles William Houlbrook 1847 1929
1892 - 1895 Rev Herbert Falkner Hunt 1853 1929
1895 - 1900 Rev Charles William Baron 1862 1944
1888 - Rev Edward Lister Salisbury Locum 1830 1892
1899 - 1905 Rev Charles Kingsley Cole 1865 1943
1905 - 1911 Rev Hugh Thomas Molesworth 1860 1930
1908 - Rev George Herbert Dunbar 1880 1914
1911 - 1916 Rev Stephen Baggaley 1876 1949
1916 - 1920 Rev Joseph Elliott 1880 1938
1921 - 1925 Rev Thomas Herbert Wilson 1871 1949
1925 - 1931 Rev Geoffrey Archibold Luscombe 1889 1975
1931 - 1936 Rev Charles Denne Gillman 1887 1963
1936 - 1943 Rev James Philip De La Perrelle 1873 1948
1943 - Rev Percivil John Demuth Locum 1889 1969
1943 - 1948 Rev Albert Edward Loxton 1909 1988
1948 - 1955 Rev John Stuart Roach 1889 1958
1955 - 1974 Rev Walter Eric Woodrow 1904 1983
2011 - 2012 Rev D. Pattison
2012 - 2013 Rev Andrew Baldwin
2019 - Archdeacon Laurel Raymond

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

1. Cable Clerical Index