Avenel, VIC - Uniting (20089)

Year Built: 1886

Denomination: Uniting

Address: Queen Street, Avenel, Victoria, 3664

Previous Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist

Last Updated: 05/02/2022

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History and Architecture:

Originally a Wesleyan Methodist church built in 1886. A meeting of the building commit was held in Mr Vearings Saw Mill on 6 March 1886. It was decided to accept the tender of Mr Shatlock.

By May 1886 the rear windows were being installed and anew font door had been order. In the same year Mr Graham bought the old church for £11.

Dr Watkins was requested to open the new church on 13 June 1886.

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
1885 - Rev H Clarkson WM
1886 - Rev R Brown WM
1888 - Rev Francis Jolly WM 1859 1929
1890 - Rev Charles Tregea WM 1861 1934
1894 - Rev C. Tonkin WM
1900 - Rev T H. Williams WM
1902 - Rev R A. Taylor M
1904 - Rev R Brown M
1907 - Rev Henry C Oldmeadow M 1880 1952
1909 - Rev L Walton M
1912 - Rev Thomas J. Cory M 1850 1921
1916 - Rev T J. Payne M
1919 - Rev R Jackson M
1921 - Rev H. Palmer Phillips M
1925 - Rev G A. Neilson M
1928 - Rev W. E Lancaster M
1930 - Rev H J Rouch M
1933 - Rev J Tyson M
1937 - Rev A. Geddes M
1942 - Rev W. C Peart M
1946 - Rev William R Lade M
1950 - Rev G. L. Moore M
1953 - Rev C. H German M
1956 - Rev D E Peters M
1961 - Rev O P Marrett M
1965 - 1968 Rev G H Randell M
1969 - Rev Vin I May U
1970 - 1975 Rev W. J. Boal U
1976 - 1980 Rev M. Coombe U
1981 - 1984 Rev R Dancey U
1985 - Rev W Higgins U

Organ:

An electric organ was installed in 1976.