Ararat, VIC - St Andrews Uniting (20206)

Year Built: 1959

Denomination: Uniting

Saint: Andrew

Address: Corner King Street & Ararat Pomonal Road, Ararat, Victoria, 3377

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Last Updated: 06/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

Formerly a Presbyterian Church that was first considered at a meeting on 16 June 1858 with Mr Robert Allan, being the first Secretary. On 10 September 1858 the first service was held under the leadership of Dr Cairns.*

On 10 February 1859 the Church was opened under the stewardship of Rev William MackIntosh. The debt for the church and Manse construction was cleared in 1864. By 1875 there was a push to build a new church however it was decided to extend the existing one.*

A newer Church was eventually built about 1959.

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
1858 - Rev William Mackintosh
1860 - 1893 Rev James Megew
1893 - Rev John Spalding B.A.
1932 - 1933 Rev H.C. Wilson
1933 - Rev S.J. Hill
1940 - 1942 Rev F.T. Borland
1942 - 1946 Rev J. Stuckey B.A.
1946 - 1950 Rev William Howden
1950 - 1957 Rev J. Lloyd
1957 - Rev J. George

Organ:

An Organ was installed in 1869 and the first Organist was Mr B Guyot. In March 1958 a new electronic two manual pedal organ was purchased.

Extracts:

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Centenary 1959