Balwyn, VIC - St Barnabas Anglican (20971)

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Barnabas

Address: 86 Balwyn Road, Balwyn, Victoria, 3103

Last Updated: 15/02/2022

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History and Architecture:

In 1870 Balwyn came under the care of St John's Mr Herbert E. Taylor who was preparing for Holy Orders became Lay Reader in the district and took services for two years.

During his time as Lay Reader, Mr. Taylor collected £200 for the erection of a church. On December 22, 1872, the church, with its shingled roof and seating for about 80 people, was opened. Mr. Charles Barnett was the honorary architect, and the final cost was £350. The Rev. Dr. J.E. Bromley the first head-master of Melbourne Grammar School, preached the sermon and dedicated the building and officially gave the church the name St Barnabas.

Soon after the building of the church, the porch and belfry was been added, and a pipe organ installed. In 1884 the church was enlarged to cope with the increased attendance. The nave was extended and a wooden chancel added to the building, increasing the seating capacity to 140 people. A special service was held during the year to lay the foundation stone. It was inscribed as follows:— A.D.G. THIS STONE WAS LAID BY MARIA VICTORIA SNOWDEN MAY 15TH, 1884.

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
1875 - Mr Edward Clarke Spicer Lay Reader 1850 1931
1870 - Mr Herbert Edward Taylor Lay Reader 1848 1924
1882 - Mr Richard Harry Potter Lay Reader 1861 1931
1883 - 1888 Rev Herbert Edward Taylor 1848 1924
1888 - 1894 Rev Reginald Stephen
1894 - 1896 Rev James Chalmers Love 1838 1928
1896 - 1900 Rev Frederick Evelyn Snodgrass 1866 1929
1900 - 1911 Rev Joseph Allen 1849 1926
1912 - 1914 Rev Alfred Roscoe Wilson 1882 1964
1914 - 1920 Rev Lionel Gatehorne Vance 1868 1934
1920 - 1925 Rev Alfred Manning Levick 1882 1971
1935 - 1942 Rev Alfred Craig 1889 1968
1942 - 1949 Rev Charles William Rogers 1877 1966
1946 - 1947 Rev William Irving Fleming Curate 1898 1968
1950 - 1952 Rev Mervyn Wellesley Britten 1904 1961
1952 - 1961 Rev Wilfred Holt 1914 2000
1953 - 1955 Rev Francis James Coveney Curate 1904 1977
1959 - 1960 Rev Reginald Victor Bolt Curate 1914 1992
1961 - 1974 Rev Harold John Thorp 1914 1997
2020 - Rev Randle Bond

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Cable Clergy Index.
2. A History of St Barnabas Church of England 1872 - 1972 by Rev T.M. Thorn. 283.9945 1 TLO