Clare, SA - St Barnabas Anglican
Year Built: 1852
Architect: Rev Bagshawe
Traditional Owners: Ngadjuri and Kaurna people
Last Updated: 24/07/2023
History and Architecture:
Built in 1851, in simple Gothic Revival design, St Barnabas was the outcome of much active lobbying by the founder of Clare, E. B. Gleeson, and other local people of influence. It is one of the earliest surviving rural Anglican churches of its type and reflects the religious aspirations of settlers at the time.
Land was granted for a church in 1848, and in 1850 a cornerstone was laid by Mrs E. B. Gleeson.
The Rev. Bagshawe, the incumbent, was the architect of both Clare and Penwortham Churches and of the parsonage. The Church is constructed of stone walling on a rectangular floor plan, with buttresses to corners and three on northern and southern facades.
A full histry can be viewed here.
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1865 - 1876||Rev Joseph Anthony Boake||1823||1883|
|1911 - 1914||Rev Samuel Raymond Cornish||Curate||1884||1963|
|1911 - 1918||Rev Edward Aquilla Radcliff||1867||1941|
|1914 - 1925||Rev Sydney John Bloyd||Rural Dean 14 - 18||1867||1941|
|1929 - 1929||Rev Thomas Edwards||Rural Dean||1880||1955|
|1930 - 1934||Rev Henry Edward Dyson||Rural Dean||1880||1958|
|1936 - 1938||Rev Arthur Leslie Bulbeck||1894||1964|
|1939 - 1940||Rev Donald Llewellyn Redding||1898||1969|
|1940 - 1943||Rev Roland Vere Adams||1886||1959|
|1945 - 1952||Rev John Leslie Bond||1893||1977|
|1953 - 1955||Rev Phillip Hoseason Smith||Rural Dean||1912||1980|
|1953 - 1957||Rev Thomas Harold Henning Sloman||1911||1973|
|1965 - 1968||Rev Alan John Baxter||1929|
|1965 - 1968||Rev John Barton Gilbert||1928|
|1971 - 1981||Rev Ian Fleming Barlow||1928|
|1980 - 1983||Rev I W.G. Bednall||Asst||1935|
|1985 - 1987||Rev Ian Lee Robertson||Asst C||1931|
|2011 -||Rev Gunnar Rippon|
|2020 -||Rev David Thompson|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. The Australian Anglican Directory 2000.
2. Cable Clerical Index with permission.
3. Clare Regional Historical Group website.