Avenel, VIC - Uniting (20089)

Year Built: 1886

Denomination: Uniting

Address: Queen Street, Avenel, Victoria, 3664

Previous Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist

Last Updated: 18/11/2021

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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 F. Jolly WM
1890 - Rev C. Tregea WM
1894 - Rev C. Tonkin WM
1900 - Rev T.H. Williams WM
1902 - Rev R.A. Taylor M
1904 - Rev R. Brown M
1907 - Rev H.C. Oldmeadow M
1909 - Rev L. Walton M
1912 - Rev T.J. Cory M
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 W.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 V.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.