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

Year Built:

Denomination: Uniting

Saint: Andrew

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

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Last Updated: 06/01/2021

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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.

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
1869 - 1873 Rev George Graham P
1874 - Rev Robert K Ewing P
1878 - 1884 Rev J Gordon Mackie P
1885 - 1892 Rev Henry Swan P
1893 - 1901 Rev W H Cooper P
1902 - 1906 Rev J R Anderson P
1907 - 1923 Rev Robert B McLeod P
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
1940 - 1944 Rev F H Patterson P
1945 - 1948 Rev W H Elliott P
1949 - 1950 Rev Lewis Clayton P
1951 - 1956 Rev John Colvin P
1956 - Rev Rhyce W Price P
2010 - Ms Caroline Field U

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

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