Beechworth, VIC - St Andrew's Uniting (20129)

Year Built: 1857

Denomination: Uniting

Saint: Andrew

Address: Corner Ford & Williams Streets, Beechworth, Victoria, 3747

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Traditional Owners: Min-jan-buttu people

Last Updated: 04/07/2022

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History and Architecture:

St Andrew's Church was built by the Scottish and Ulster Presbyterians who settled in north-east Victoria in the mid-nineteenth century. The church is a five-bay Gothic Revival design of cement stucco, built in 1857.

The dimensions of the building were 65ft x 37ft and seated to hold 400 Odrsons. The buildling was erected at a cost of £2500. The site of the Church is the gift of the Government. The Rev. John Grant, officiating clergyman Thomas Turnbull, 'architect; Smith, Banks and Cranston, builders; Jothn Dorman, Thomas Dalziel, J. K. Brown, Alexander Rogers. Robert Craig.

It was designed by local architect Thomas Turnbull and built by Smith, Bank and Cranston. The building comprises an unusual square tower, pinnacles and spire; matching panel-backed buttresses; lancet windows with label mouldings; and intersecting arch window tracery. It includes an exposed brick Sunday school that was added to the rear of the church in 1883.

The tower has pairs of tiered buttresses in each corner which are surmounted by pinnacles.

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
1857 - 1858 Rev John Grant P
1859 - 1868 Rev J. K McMillan P
1868 - 1872 Rev George Ah Liu Catechist
1869 - 1873 Rev George Graham P
1874 - Rev Robert K Ewing P
1877 - 1882 Rev John Ah Wai Catechist
1878 - 1884 Rev J Gordon Mackie P
1883 - 1885 Rev Paul Young Catechist
1885 - 1892 Rev Henry Swan P
1885 - 1892 Rev Peter How Catechist
1892 - 1902 Rev James Quong Cheong Catechist
1893 - 1901 Rev W. H. Cooper P
1902 - 1906 Rev J. R Anderson P
1902 - 1903 Rev James Chue Catechist
1903 - 1908 Rev Paul Chin Catechist
1907 - 1923 Rev Robert B McLeod P
1908 - 1936 Rev George Young Catechist
1924 - 1927 Rev Arthur Wall P
1928 - 1932 Rev Thomas Darby P
1932 - 1935 Rev H Lyons P
1935 - 1937 Rev G McGregor P
1937 - 1939 Rev C W.T. Headen P 1887 1945
1940 - 1944 Rev F. H. Patterson P
1945 - 1948 Rev W. H Elliott P
1949 - 1950 Rev Lewis Clayton P 1950
1951 - 1956 Rev John Colvin P
1956 - Rev Rhyce W Price P
2010 - Ms Caroline Field U

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Beechworth Presbyterian Church One Hundred Years On. H285.2 MAR by J Stanley Martin
2. Ryerson Index.