Bombala, NSW - St Matthias Anglican
Address: Cardwell Street, Bombala, New South Wales, 2632
Last Updated: 18/09/2022
History and Architecture:
The first ministrations of the Church in the area now comprised in the present parish of Bombala were rendered by the Rev. E. G. Pryce, appointed in 1843 to "The District of Maneroo "beyond the limits of location." His registers show an intimate acquaintance with the older settlements (mainly stations) in the Bombala parish. The Boucher family are shown as contributing to the "Australian Diocesan Committee," the forerunner of the Church Society, from 1840 onwards. Pryce's impossible task was relieved in 1854 by the appointment of the Rev. Edward Forde to the southern portion of his huge district.
A plaque reads, " A.M.D.G. This stone was laid by The Right Rev'd George Browning, Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn. It commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first service held in St Matthias' church on the 4th December 1857 - Rev'd Pauline Dare priest-in-charge. 25 November 2007".
A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. Memorial Extension This stone was laid by The Rt Rev K.J. Clement Lord Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn 23 Set 1963".
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1856 - 1866||Rev Edward Forde||Took Oaths||1825||1866|
|1860 - 1866||Rev John Steele||1808|
|1866 - 1875||Rev Samuel Percival||1829||1880|
|1869 - 1870||Rev John Wilson||1840||1922|
|1875 - 1876||Rev William Scott||Locum||1825||1917|
|1876 - 1892||Rev James Cloudesley Betts|
|1892 - 1900||Rev George Peacock Metcalfe||1851||1916|
|1894 -||Rev George Jennings||1842||1913|
|1900 - 1905||Rev Frederick Richmond||1843||1937|
|1906 -||Rev Rupert Ross Edwards||Lay Reader|
|1906 - 1908||Rev Clement Cockerton Gillett||1865||1914|
|1908 - 1909||Rev Herbert John Gedney||Locum||1866||1935|
|1909 - 1917||Rev Robert Elliott||1856||1920|
|1916 - 1917||Rev Robert Hamilton||1864||1946|
|1917 - 1921||Rev David Davidson Carruthers||1871||1948|
|1921 - 1925||Rev David Sherris||Curate until 1922||1883||1968|
|1925 - 1936||Rev Samuel Broadfoot||1882||1973|
|1936 - 1942||Rev Edgar Merland Cutcliffe||1896||1982|
|1942 - 1944||Rev Bertram Douglas Cyril Simpson||195||1980|
|1945 - 1947||Rev Norman Gerald Frank Cooke||1889||1959|
|1947 - 1949||Rev William Edward Boyldew||1900||1957|
|1951 - 1958||Rev Cyril Ashley Wilson||1890||1968|
|1949 - 1951||Rev Alan Walker Sutton||1903||1970|
|2007 -||Rev Pauline Dare|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. Cable Clerical Index with permission.
2. From "The History of the Diocese of Goulburn" 1937, Ransome T Wyatt, pp227.