Belmont, VIC - St Stephen's Anglican (20446)

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Stephen

Address: Corner Regent & Thompson Streets, Belmont, Victoria, 3216

Last Updated: 13/12/2021

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History and Architecture:

In September 1890 the Reverends John Cameron wrote to the Register of the Diocese recommending the purchase of land n the Colac road and indicating the hope that a small successful church of a permanent character could be built as the place increased in population.

An Architect's plan for a building estimated to cost £350 was drawn up in 1894. Built by James Mills it had cost just over  £100. In a Sunday School was built.

The foundation stone for the current Church building was laid by Archbishop Frank Woods in 1958,  and the Church was dedicated in 1959 by Bishop Baker and in November 1968 it was consecrated by Archbishop Woods.

In 1971 the Church Hall was added and in 1983 the current Church House was built, replacing an old rambling weatherboard home which was removed to a new site in the Brisbane Ranges.

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
1906 - 1912 Rev David William Weir 1875 1943
1912 - 1916 Rev R H.B. Williams
1916 - 1917 Rev W Ratten
1917 - 1918 Rev James William Percy Oates 1879 1962
1918 - 1921 Rev F Parsons
1922 - 1927 Rev William Pembroke Bainbridge 1882 1951
1927 - 1929 Rev H W. Topp 1876 1939
1929 - 1936 Rev F. A. Philby
1936 - 1939 Rev G B. McWilliams
1939 - 1940 Rev A C Donnelly
1940 - 1941 Rev James Robert Waterman 1902 1974
1941 - 1949 Rev T R Vizard
1950 - 1953 Rev C B.G. Chambers
1954 - 1958 Rev C. V. Doig
1958 - 1962 Rev D A. Ganly
1962 - 1969 Rev D W. Hardy
1969 - 1976 Rev J R Kainey
1975 - 1977 Rev R S Joyce Asst
1976 - 1981 Rev P L Burgess
1977 - 1979 Rev G Morrow Asst
1981 - 1987 Rev R J. McCall
1987 - Rev J. A. Berger
1993 - 1996 Rev D H Kirk

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Church website. Full history can be seen here.
2. Cable Clergy Index.