Anandal, NSW - St Aidan's Anglican (10294)

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Denomination: Anglican

Address: 122 Johnston Street, Annandale, New South Wales, 2038

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History and Architecture:

A commitment on 2 October 1891 was made to purchase as block of land at the corner of Booth and Johnston Streets for a price of £9 per square foot. A quote was accepted from Archibald Graham. The Foundation stone was to be laid 18 June 1892 however this was delayed due to building delays and a mistake by the builder who said he made a mistake with the quote.

The Foundation stone was laid on 23 July 1892 by the then Primate of Australia and Archbishop of Sydney William Saumarez Smith. 

To complete the building the Architect Mr Ellis presented a plan for a chancel and vestry on 30 October 1893 which would divided by folding doors that could permit either two classes to be held at the one time or opened for larger meetings.

Clergy:

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

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1892 - Rev Thomas Holme
1892 - 1893 Rev Harry Izod Richards
1893 - 1909 Rev Frederick William Reeve
1893 - Rev James Macarthur Asst
1898 - Rev Reginald Smeed Asst
1899 - Rev Joshua Hargraves Asst
1909 - 1932 Canon Robert Rook
1932 - 1934 Rev Harry Norman Powys
1934 - 1935 Rev Joseph Price Owen
1935 - 1937 Rev Clifton Plessay Brown
1937 - 1953 Rev James Frereick Gordon Olds
1953 - 1958 Rev Ronald Patfield
1958 - 1970 Rev Robert William West Hemming
1970 - 1978 Rev James Alexander Sanders
1978 - 1985 Rev Denis Kirkaldy
1985 - 1989 Rev Graham Bruce McKay
1990 - 1992 Rev Peter Francis Middleton

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

Annals from Aidan's in Annandale compiled by Roderick Best