Coffs Harbour, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1972

Denomination: Anglican

Address: 2 McLean Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, 2450

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Gumbaynggirr people

Last Updated: 12/10/2022

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History and Architecture:

Land at McLean Street allowed minimum development of a new church and the planned vicarage it seems that the new St John's had been built alongside the little St. John's to allow continuity of services. Diocesan records show that St. John's was built on Lots 1-30 which allowed for a vicarage. The architect/designer's name was Grant. The building cost $800.00 and the structure was of timber with an iron roof. If the $800.00 is correct this translates to four hundred pounds in the currency of the day.

The new church was dedicated on 28th May 1911 by the Right Rev'd H.E. Cooper Bishop of Armidale/Grafton. Newspaper and diocesan reports indicate a strengthening of the church in Rev'd St. John's term and records show that All Saints, Upper Orara, was erected and opened in his first year.

A plaque reads, "To the Glory of God this stone was set by The Bishop of Grafton (The Rt Rev R G Arthur) on August 12 1972 Rev Canon W L Sanders Rector".

Clergy:

These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1909 - 1913 Rev Frederick De Porte St John Curate 1879 1963
1913 - 1917 Rev William Ashley Brown
1917 - 1920 Rev Frederick William Hart 1864 1942
1916 - 1917 Rev Roy Kenneth Robinson Locum 1886 1970
1920 - 1922 Rev Harold Woodger
1922 - 1944 Rev Leonard Lisle Oldham 1873 1966
1924 - 1925 Rev Arthur Ernest Preece
1926 - 1930 Rev George Wells
1930 - 1933 Rev Arthur Henry Lawford
1933 - 1937 Rev Charles Hubert Sorel Egerton
1938 - 1941 Rev Lancelot Caulston Ferris 1878 1946
1941 - 1949 Rev George Leney Hunt 1876 1957
1949 - 1958 Rev Oliver Norman Manny 1901 1974
1950 - Rev Cyril Rockton King Locum 1892 1976
1954 - Rev Cyril Rockton King Locum 1892 1976
1958 - 1977 Rev William Leslie Sanders 1912 1990
1978 - 1983 Rev Richard Warwick Hurford
1983 - 1991 Rev Alan Ormond Baker 1938
1992 - 1997 Rev Stephen Robert Pullin
1998 - Rev Alan John Foster

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Cable Clerical Index.
2. A History of St John's Anglican Church 1899 - 1999. WHJ (Bill) Phillips. LS 283.099443 PHI