Caulfield South, VIC - St Catherine's Anglican

Year Built: 1921

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Catherine

Address: 406 Kooyong Road, Caulfield South, Victoria, 3162

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Bunurong people

Last Updated: 26/02/2023

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History and Architecture:

The Revd H.B. Macartney purchased a small weatherboard former Methodist Church, known as St Peter's Mission Church, Camden Town, in 1875, on the corner of Glen Huntly Road and Cedar Street. After this, Messrs. R.W. B. Mackenzie, and I..J. Davies and J.H. Davies officiating as lay readers from St Mary's, were among the first people to take the services. I.J. Davies later was minister of St John's Presbyterian Church, Elsternwick*.

On 19 September 1888 the last service was held in the old location. In October 1888 the church was moved by a parishioner, Mr Edward J. Waghorn, to the North-West Corner of Sycamore and Poplar Streets, Caulfield South, and the church was opened in the new location with the name of St Catherine's by Bishop Goe on 21 December 1988*.

The Revd J. Lacy Winn, curate of St Mary's was given special charge of St Catherine's in 1892, which became independent in 1907. It moved to its present location in 1915*.

A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. This stone was laid by his Excellency the Governor of Victoria Colonel The Right Honourable The Earl of Stradbroke KCMG KB GVO CBE ADC on 10th September 1921. C.P. Schwieger Vicar".


These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1914 - 1927 Rev C. P. Schwieger 1884 1968
1927 - 1935 Rev R. Hamilton 1864 1946
1935 - 1950 Rev Arthur Tom Pidd 1899 1982
1950 - 1958 Rev Athenry John Whyte 1888 1982
1958 - 1964 Rev Alan George Mee 1911 1992
1965 - 1977 Rev Robert Griffith Mountney 1911 1986
1976 - 1981 Rev G. M. Browne
1981 - 1988 Rev Keith V. Joyner
1989 - 1992 Rev C. W. Kenny
1993 - 1996 Rev A. R. Wicking
1998 - 2002 Rev S. B. Brooks
2003 - 2011 Rev S. J. Hill
2012 - 2014 Rev Dr M. J. Durie
2012 - Rev H. M. Cetrangolo
2014 - Rev Adam Cetrangolo


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Rev Adam Cetrangolo 2014


1. Cable Clergy Index.
2. Naming the Wells' produced by the Rev'd Dr Mark J. Durie for the 150th Anniversary of St Mary's Anglican Church Caulfield, 2008
3. History of the Anglican Parish of St. Catharine Caulfield South 1875-2000. compiled by Julie A. King, 2000.