Bothwell, TAS - St Michael's and All Angels Anglican (8102)

Year Built: 1891

Denomination: Anglican

Address: 2 Dennistoun Road, Bothwell, Tasmania, 7030

Last Updated: 30/05/2021

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History and Architecture:

The Church was consecrated by Bishop Montgomery in 1891. The French Gothic revival small country Cathedral was designed by Alexander North and built by Lewis and Son and Hallet. The sandstone for this church was quarried locally. The tower was added and dedicated in 1923 however is un finsiehd due to costs.

Before construction of the present church, the Anglican and Presbyterian congregations met in the same building, which survives today as St Luke's Uniting Church.. A stone staircase leads to the belfry and there are stone seats in the porch.

The corner stone was laid in October 1887 and the church opened and was consecrated in 1891. The Architect was Alexander North and the church is of Bothwell stone in modifiled Gothic style.There is a fireplace at the west end of the nave, and one in the sacricty.

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
1841 - 1844 Rev Thomas Wigmore 1793 / 1794 1870
1844 - Rev Edward John Pogson 1815 1846
1850 - Rev Charles Peter Bardin 1911
1854 - 1868 Rev Wickham Mayer Hesketh 1807 1868
1868 - 1875 Rev Arthur Wayn 1830 1901
1869 - Rev William Henry Dunning Curate 1835 1896
1879 - 1893 Rev Alfred Richard Beresford 1851 1935
1893 - 1896 Rev Joshua George Morling 1855 1906
1895 - Rev John Kidd Wilmer 1849 1928
1896 - 1899 Rev William Henry Webster 1850 1931
1900 - 1902 Rev Arthur John Greenwood 1868 1957
1903 - 1908 Rev Walter Jeremiah Dodson 1869 1940
1908 - 1911 Rev Stephen Percy Martin 1872 1957
1911 - Rev Edward Sigismund Woolley 1881 1933
1914 - 1916 Rev Leslie Underwood Alley 1882 1966
1916 - 1918 Rev Launcelot Coulston Ferris 1878 1946
1918 - 1922 Rev William Greenwood 1884 1962
1923 - 1926 Rev John William Davidson Curate 1861 1934
1926 - 1933 Rev Bertram Stanley Hammond 1885 1962
1934 - 1947 Rev Walter Walters 1892 1983
1949 - 1952 Rev Howard Castleton Russell 1885 1973
2020 ? - Rev John Langlois

Organ:

The Organ was built in 1862 by Samuel Jocelyne who was a cabinet maker based in Launceston. It is one of two Surviving organs of this type in Australia.

Extracts:

1. Church plaque.
2. Cable Clergy Index
3. The Anglican Church in Tasmania, A Diocesan history to mark the Sesquicentenary 1992 by Geoffrey Stephens