Ballan, VIC - St John's Anglican
Year Built: 1862
Traditional Owners: Wadawurrung people
Last Updated: 26/01/2023
History and Architecture:
Built in 1862 and consecrated in 1879 of locally mined bluestone, this typically Gothic church, which has seating capacity of 150, originally featured a high pitched roof of slate, that was replaced with terra cotta tiles in the 1950s. At the same time the original concrete floor was replaced with Tasmanian hardwood. An entrance porch was also added.
There are seven stained glass windows and a noteworthy lectern and font. In memory of the longest serving vicar in Ballan a front fence was erected in 1937 with stone pillars, an iron arch and gates, celebrating the memory of pioneers of the district.
St John's Bungaree is another notable bluestone church built in 1867 and along with St James Morrisons forms the parish of Ballan / Bungaree was officially opened in July 1866.
These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.
|1849 - 1853||Rev William Hall||Curate||1811||1887|
|1853 -||Rev J. W. Schoales||1820||1904|
|1854 -||Rev John Potter||1827||1881|
|1856 - 1859||Rev John Theophilus Schleicher||1818||1892|
|1859 - 1865||Rev Henry Edward Windle||1834||1919|
|-||Mr Henry Forde Scott||1840||1912|
|-||Rev H.I. Edwards|
|1870 - 1874||Rev L. A. Baker|
|1874 - 1877||Rev George Fredierck Cross||1844||1917|
|-||Rev Julius Lewis||1850||1920|
|1879 -||Rev Colin Campbell||Curate|
|1879 - 1884||Rev John Edward Francis May||1847||1896|
|1884 - 1889||Rev W. H. Geer||1848||1910|
|1889 - 1899||Rev J. C. Atkinson||1854||1923|
|1899 - 1904||Rev James Herbert Chaseling||1871||1939|
|1904 -||Rev John Clayton Rae||Curate||1864||1929|
|1910 - 1915||Rev Frederick Ellerker Lewin||1862||1946|
|1915 - 1934||Rev W. E. Kaneen||1864||1937|
|1935 -||Rev Leslie Cula||Padre 2 A.I.F.||1896||1944|
|1947 - 1948||Rev Vernon Harold Jenkyn||1885||1973|
|1948 -||Rev Wilfrid Henry Chamberlain||1888||1953|
|1976 - 1985||Rev Thomas M. Pamflett|
|1985 - 1986||Rev Andrew Emmanuel Peters|
|-||Rev C. O. Anderson|
|-||Rev John Guest||Lay Reader|
|-||Rev Arthur Bell|
1. Information supplied by the Bungaree Historical Society
1. Cable Clerical Index.