Cheltenham, VIC - St Matthew's Anglican (20989)

Year Built: 1966

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Matthew

Address: 161 Park Road, Cheltenham, Victoria, 3192

Last Updated: 14/02/2022

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History and Architecture:

At a meeting of the congregation on 1st February, 1865, the Rev. S. Taylor was authorized to apply for a grant of land on which to build a church. Part of the Government Reserve was chosen — the triangular piece of land on which St Matthew's now stands

In 1867, a separate Parish of Cheltenham was created, and baptisms (of adults as well as infants), marriages and burials began to be recorded there instead of in Brighton. The first recorded baptisms in the new parish were on 24th February, 1867.

A Foundation stone on the old church reads, " This stone was laid by The Bishop of Melbourne June 19th 1905 Church first opened April 14th 1867". A Foundation stone on the hall at the rear of the old church reads, " This Foundation stone was laid by his Grace the Archbishop the Most Reverend J.J. Booth C.M.C. M.C. D. D. on 28th April 1956".

A Foundation stone on the new church reads, " To the Glory of God the Foundation stone of this Church of St Matthews was set by Felix Raymond Arnott Bishop Coadjutor of Melbourne 27th March 1966".

 

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
1865 - 1867 Rev Rayner Winterbottom Curate 1842 1924
1867 - 1875 Rev William Jones Singleton 1804 1875
1877 - 1886 Rev Henry Plow Kane 1825 1893
1880 - 1881 Rev Chaloner Greville Curate 1828 1911
1887 - 1902 Rev Alfred Caffin Curate 1843 1930
1888 - Rev George Norbury McDonnell Reader 1862 1932
1902 - 1912 Rev Thomas Moorhouse 1849 1928
1912 - 1917 Rev Francis Edward Cassian Crotty 1879 1940
1917 - 1919 Rev Charles Clement MacMichael 1880 1949
1920 - 1922 Rev Alfred James Thompson 1885 1963
1922 - 1926 Rev Herbert Thomas Fowler 1871 1942
1926 - 1929 Rev Rupert North 1890 1960
1927 - 1929 Rev Arthur Blair Alexander Brown Curate 1892 1952
1929 - 1937 Rev Athenry John Whyte 1888 1982
1937 - 1942 Rev Charles Balmain Cotes 1899 1957
1942 - 1951 Rev Reginald McCoy 1880 1960
1951 - 1956 Rev Robert William Dann 1914 2008
1956 - 1964 Rev Vernon L. Cohen
1964 - 1970 Rev George Bromley Lucas
1970 - 1977 Rev John St Quentin Howells
1978 - 1990 Rev Edgar Arthur Calverley Harvey
1990 - Rev Dr Peter Wellock
2020 - Rev Colleen Clayton

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Cable Clergy Index.
2. Pioneers of Faith St Matthews Cheltenham 1867 - 1992 Sue Polities. LOC 283.99451 POL.