Bairnsdale, VIC - St John the Baptist Anglican (20873)

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: John the Baptist

Address: 9 Francis Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 3875

Last Updated: 06/08/2022

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History and Architecture:

In May 1866 tenders were called for the erection of a church and the contract was won by Barry and Sons of Sale. The foundation stone was laid by John Davison Smith of "Lindenow" on 9 October 1866. The Church was established in 1867.

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
1867 - 1873 Rev Amos Brazier 1831 1910
1873 - 1876 Rev H S Asche
1877 - 1879 Rev R. G. Burke
1879 - 1881 Rev E W.F. Hartmann
1882 - 1886 Rev William George Hindley 1853 1936
1886 - 1900 Rev Edward Gritton Veal 1853 1946
1900 - 1908 Archdeacon W Hancock
1908 - 1909 Rev H B Begbie
1909 - 1924 Archdeacon Arthur Edwin Fleming Young 1873 1944
1924 - 1925 Rev Leonard Leslie Wenzel 1885 1956
1925 - 1936 Rev James Eakins Stannage 1887 1968
1936 - 1945 Rev J. H. Brown
1946 - 1950 Rev K Brodie
1950 - 1961 Canon G F.D. Smith
1962 - 1969 Rev K L McConchie
1969 - 1976 Archdeacon Norman Womersley McDonald 1998
1976 - Canon A Weston
1985 - 1994 Rev Edward George Gibson 1935

Organ:

A new Organ was installed in 1925 which was built by R. Spurdon Rutt of London and cost over £1,000. The original organ was sold to the soldier settlement community of Poowong South.

Source:

1. Light and Life, A History of the Anglican Church in Gippsland
2. History of St John's Anglican Church Bairnsdale. SLTF 283. 9456 Ad 1 H