Ballina, NSW - Presbyterian
Year Built: 1914
Traditional Owners: Bundjalung people
Last Updated: 23/09/2022
History and Architecture:
A small timber church was built facing Cherry Street and opened on 12th April 1885. This building was moved to face Crane Street before the present church was erected.
A Foundation stone reads, " St Stephens Presbyterian Church Ballina This stone was laid by Hugh Gibson Esq Mayor Sept 16th 1914 John Haddon Bates Minister.
These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.
|1885 - 1889||Rev Boswell Berry|
|1892 - 1896||Rev J. J. Thorp|
|1896 - 1903||Rev W. Walter Watts|
|1903 - 1905||Rev James Gray|
|1906 - 1911||Rev Andrew Chapman|
|1913 - 1916||Rev John Hadden Bates|
|1917 - 1925||Rev H. E. Hulme|
|1925 - 1926||Rev John Enright|
|1927 - 1937||Rev W. J.S. Rankin|
|1937 - 1941||Rev A. S. Brooks|
|1941 - 1948||Rev F. Beeson|
|1949 - 1952||Rev Ian White Ross|
|1953 - 1957||Rev Campbell Begbie||1972|
|1957 - 1960||Rev Keith Pearson|
|1961 - 1966||Rev G. L. Mc C Stewart|
|1966 - 1973||Rev Bruce Napper|
|1973 - 1982||Rev Neville S. Wilce||2015|
|1983 - 1987||Rev Roland Sondergeld|
|1988 - 1994||Rev Bruce McC Meller|
|1995 -||Rev Grant S. Thorp|
|2022 -||Rev Luke McPherson|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. https://illuminate.recollect.net.au - Ballina Presbyterian Church St Stephen's 1885 -1995
2. Ryerson Index.