Brighton, VIC - St Leonard's Uniting (20553)

Denomination: Uniting

Saint: Leonard

Address: Corner New Street & Wolseley Grove, Brighton, Victoria, 3186

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Last Updated: 14/02/2022

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History and Architecture:

The Wolseley Grove site was purchased for £300. Towards this amount the people contributed £130. and the Church and Manse Loan Fund promised a loan of £200. The first intention was to build a wooden structure and Church hall at a cost of £350. The architect appointed by the meeting advised that little extra cost would be involved in making the structure a permanent brick one and accordingly alternative tenders were invited for brick and wood. Very shortly afterwards a tender for a brick structure was accepted. the contract price being £500. 

The Foundation stone for the first church was laid on 29 October 1892 by the Brighton Mayor M.J.S. Gair Esq.

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
1907 - Rev Hume Robertson P 1921
- 1926 Rev Hugh Kelly P
1926 - 1938 Rev H. G. Jones P
1938 - Father P E Fennessy P
1939 - Rev E. G. Petherick P
2012 - Rev Kim Cain U

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. St Leonard's Presbyterian Church Brighton Jubille History 1891 - 1941. LOC 285.29451 SAI