Caulfield, VIC - St Mary's Anglican (20548)

Year Built: 1871

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Mary

Address: 281 Glen Ira Road, Caulfield, Victoria, 3162

Last Updated: 25/01/2022

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History and Architecture:

The first Anglican service held in Caulfield was conducted by the Reverend Samuel Taylor (from St Andrew's Brighton) and Reverend David Seddon (of Christ Church St Kilda) in Park Street.

In 1859 steps were taken to build a Church, which for some years was known as '"All Saints." Sir George Stephen gave a quarter of an acre of land, on which the Sunday School now stands, and the centre portion of the old Church was built, of wood, on a foundation of Bluestone.

An early English Gothic design by the architectural firm of Reed and Barnes. The Church is constructed of bluestone and was erected between 1870 and 1871. It replaced an earlier primitive wooden Church built in 1859. The Church was changed to St Mary's in 1864.

The Church was opened for worship by Bishop Perry on May 26th, 1871. The Church was consecrated by Bishop Moorhouse, on July 8th, 1884. The transept and gallery were added at a later date (1885).

St Mary's became Oaktree Anglican in late 2014 upon the merger of St Mary’s Caulfield and St Clement’s Elsternwick.

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
1861 - Rev W Baxter
1863 - Rev C. M. Watson
1864 - 1868 Rev J Stanley Low
1868 - 1898 Rev H. B. Macartney
1899 - 1909 Rev Alfred J.H. Priest
1889 - Rev Henry William Howells Adeney Curate 1834 1931
1891 - 1892 Rev Colin Campbell Walker Curate 1865 1941
1893 - 1894 Rev William Carey Ward 1867 1940
1893 - 1895 Rev James Lacy Winn 1850 1923
1903 - 1906 Rev Clive Meillon Statham Curate
1920 - Rev John Stanley Wells Asst 1867 1927
1922 - 1923 Rev James Townsend Curate 1887 1974
1939 - 1940 Rev James Robert Waterman Curate 1902 1974
1946 - 1948 Rev Eric Royston Baldwin 1922
1963 - 1964 Rev R. L. Braddon
1966 - Rev Christopher Nutter Thomas Dean
1971 - 1973 Rev Ian William Cox 1943
1977 - 1979 Rev R Lenthall Asst
1981 - 1985 Rev Colin Joseph Coish
2011 - Rev Mark Durie

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. St Mary's Church Caulfied Jubilee 1858 - 1908 Souvenir Record of 50 Years. LTP 283.9451 H 62 S.
2. Cable Clerical Index.