Batesford, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1860

Denomination: Presbyterian

Address: 40 Ross Street, Batesford, Victoria, 3213

Architect: Joseph Lowe Shaw

Architectural Style: Gothic Early English

Last Updated: 10/05/2024

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History and Architecture:

First services were held in private homes such as "Darriwill" home of the Hope family. Later Reve Sutherland conducted services in a tin shed on top of Batesford Hill until he left in 1887. In December 1859 tenders were let by the Architect Joseph Lowe Shaw for the erection of a bluestone church.

A plaque on the upper section of the church building reads 1860 however a reference on the front fence reads 1854.

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
1854 - 1857 Rev Alexander Sutherland
1857 - 1866 Rev Alexander Proudfoot
1867 - 1876 William Campbell Wallace
1879 - 1882 Rev William Alexander Lind
1884 - 1900 Rev Alexander S. Houston
1910 - Rev W. H. McCook
1918 - Rev E. E. Baldwin
1925 - 1935 Rev T. J. Riddle
1935 - Rev A. H. Stewart
1941 - Rev E. C. Day
- Rev N. H. Joughin
1954 - 1955 Rev Alan Mc Adam
1956 - 1960 Rev Dennis Harper
1962 - 1967 Rev Edgar M. Johnston
1968 - 1990 Rev G. Stephen Sasdy
1992 - 1997 Rev Peter Wilding
1999 - Rev Andrew J. Bray

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Churches of Geelong and District Vol 2
2. Batesford Presbyterian Church In Retrospect 1854 - 2004 150 Years via PC Archives