Cheltenham, VIC - St Matthew's Anglican (20989)
Year Built: 1966
Last Updated: 14/02/2022
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".
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|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|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. Cable Clergy Index.
2. Pioneers of Faith St Matthews Cheltenham 1867 - 1992 Sue Polities. LOC 283.99451 POL.