Bendigo, VIC - St John's Presbyterian (20688)

Year Built: 1897

Denomination: Presbyterian

Saint: John

Address: 35 - 41 Forest Street, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550

Last Updated: 24/04/2021

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History and Architecture:

St. John's Presbyterian Church was opened in 1874 and located in Forest Street near the Barnard Street. By 1885 the Church was destroyed by fire. A new Church building was opened in 1897 on the same site.

A Foundation stone was laid in November 1858 by Rev L.D. Bevan.

In 1949 plans were preparred for the demolition of the church and the erection of a third church building on the same site when an offer to purchase the former Congregational Church (on the corner of Forest and Mackenzie Streets,) was accepted. The building, which had most recently been used by the Wesleyan Methodists and had been designed by Architect W C Vahland.

For more history click on the link

https://bendigopc.org.au/about/history/st-johns/

 

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
1918 - 1925 Rev W. Bennett
1926 - 1935 Rev D.A. MacKenzie
1935 - 1943 Rev C.H. Ball
1944 - 1946 Rev R.J. Williams
1947 - 1952 Rev J.E. Smith
1952 - 1955 Rev D.G. McKenzie
1955 - 1960 Rev J.W. Beecher
1962 - 1975 Rev H.V. Jenkin
1976 - 1977 Rev J.G. Evans
1978 - 1983 Rev A. Pegler
1985 - 1995 Rev J.E. Webster
1995 - 2005 Rev A.M. Clarke
2007 - Rev Philip J Burns
2018 - Rev Keith Bell

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

In good faith, list of Clergy from the Church's own web site