Charlton, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former) (20913)

Year Built: 1871

Denomination: Presbyterian

Last Updated: 07/12/2020

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History and Architecture:

In the spring of the year 1871 as inhabitants of stations around Charlton crossed southwards over the recently constructed Avoca bridge they saw the beginnings of the first House of Worship in Charlton. The contractor James Paterson, of Nardoo, Buckrabnayule, a builder who learnt his trade in Scotland was putting the final touches to the new Presbyterian Church.

Prior to this services Presbyterians had received occasional services from St Arnaud where the Reverend Hugh McKail had been stationed from the year 1863.

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
1877 - 1884 Rev Henry Swan
1884 - 1906 Rev John Kirkwood
1907 - 1909 Rev J E Patterson
1909 - 1911 Rev J Watson
1914 - 1918 Rev J N Melville
1918 - 1920 Rev J C Coulter
1920 - 1923 Rev K C Day B.A.
1923 - 1930 Rev Fitzgerald
1930 - 1935 Rev A A McKenzie
1935 - 1939 Rev I M Thomson
1939 - 1943 Rev Roy McLelland
1943 - 1951 Rev E A Wale

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

1. St Andrews Charlton 1871 - 1971. LTP 285.29454 S22S
2. Presbyterian Church Charlton Jubilee 1871 - 1921. LTP 285.29454 P92H