Ballina, NSW - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1914

Denomination: Presbyterian

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Bundjalung people

Last Updated: 23/09/2022

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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.

Clergy:

These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
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

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

 

Source:

1. https://illuminate.recollect.net.au -  Ballina Presbyterian Church St Stephen's 1885 -1995
2. Ryerson Index.