Colac, VIC - Uniting (20147)

Year Built: 1877

Denomination: Uniting

Address: Corner Hesse & Manifold Streets, Colac, Victoria, 3250

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Last Updated: 06/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

Formerly a Presbyterian Church. In 1852 the very firstr chapel Gows Chapel was destroyed by fire. The new church opened on 5 November 1854 on the south east corner of the present site and cost 1,750.00 to erect. By 1876 a new church was needed and a tender of 3,284.00 was accepted from Mr Bullings. The Foundation stone was laid on 19 April 1877 by Mr Andrew Murray. This new church was opened on 16 December 1877.

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
1847 - 1852 Rev John Gow P
1852 - 1855 Rev Patrick McLaggan P
1855 - 1866 Rev Hugh Blair P
1866 - Rev J. D. Dickie P
1899 - 1910 Rev John McKenzie P
1910 - 1916 Rev George B. Murphy P
1916 - 1922 Rev Karl Forster P
1922 - 1934 Rev D. D. Munro P
1934 - 1946 Rev Charles Matear P
1946 - 1951 Rev Mervyn Roberts P
1951 - 1960 Rev J. Sydney P
1960 - 1971 Rev W. B. Hastie P
1971 - Rev J S Holden P
2009 - Rev Rosslyn Read U

Organ:

A cabinet organ was installed around 1877 for a cost of 75.00. The memorial organ was re furbished in 1951.