Cooma, NSW - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1872

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Paul

Address: 136 Commissioner Street, Cooma, New South Wales, 2630

Architect: Rev’d Canon Alberto Soares

Traditional Owners: Ngarigo/Ngarigu people

Last Updated: 31/01/2024

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History and Architecture:

The Church was completed in 1872, the nave being consecrated by Bishop Thomas, the first Bishop of Goulburn, during the incumbency of the Ven. Archdeacon Druitt. Until 1891 the nave had no tower, - but on October 21st in that year, the last stone of the spire was laid by Mr. C. F. Welch, then Mayor of Cooma. Completion took place in 1892. The contractor was Mr. D. Montgomery, the architect Mr. Kent, and the clerk of works, Mr. G. D. Cochran.

A brass plate reads, " This stone was laid by David Ryrie April 21st AD 1891".

 

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
1842 - 1842 Rev William G. Nott 1808 1859
1843 - 1854 Rev Edward Gifford Pryce 1814 1904
1855 - 1856 Rev W. Riky Locum
1855 - 1856 Rev E. Synge Locum 1826 1871
1856 - 1890 Rev Thomas Druitt 1817 1891
1885 - 1886 Rev John Herman Leopold Zillman Locum 1841 1919
1888 - 1890 Rev Augustus Rutherford Shaw Curate 1860 1936
1889 - 1889 Rev Lintott J. Taylor Locum
1890 - 1894 Rev Frederick Bevan 1857 1932
1893 - Rev James Daziel Nicolson Lay Reader 1930
1894 - 1896 Rev George Jennings Curate 1842 1913
1894 - 1899 Rev Randolph J. Ross Edwards 1853 1933
1900 - Rev Herbert Edward Thomson Rural Dean 1839 1902
1902 - 1904 Rev W. F. Wentworth Shields 1867 1944
1902 - 1906 Rev Herbert John Gedney Curate 1866 1935
1904 - 1906 Rev Robert Montague Turnball Locum 1861 1928
1906 - Rev Rouse Upjohn Lay Reader 1881 1949
1906 - 1913 Rev Charles Ernest Burgess 1865 1958
1909 - Rev Henry Filders Hawkins Reader 1887 1960
1912 - 1912 Rev Stanley Johnson West Curate 1884 1954
1913 - 1921 Rev John William Ward 1873 1938
1914 - 1914 Rev Samuel North Curate 1871 1963
1916 - 1918 Rev Gilbert Llewellyn Williams 1886 1954
1917 - 1918 Rev Lindsay George Herbert Watson Curate 1886 1965
1919 - 1922 Rev Herbert Stanley Brown 1888 1975
1919 - 1929 Rev Edgar Ward Thomas Locum 1866 1939
1921 - 1930 Rev Gordon Hamilton Hirst 1885 1939
1929 - 1930 Rev George Bathurst Thompson Locum 1879 1960
1930 - 1930 Rev John W. Platt Locum
1930 - 1947 Rev Howard Castleton Russell 1885 1973
1947 - 1948 Rev Kenneth Leslie McKeown 1890 1948
1948 - 1952 Rev Douglas E.K. Blanche 1896 1968
1952 - 1959 Rev Guy Edward Julien 1912 1983
1959 - 1961 Rev Charles Henry Star Rural Dean 1915 1968
1959 - 1963 Rev Frank Woodwell
1969 - 1972 Rev Frederick A. Hart
1973 - 1977 Rev Lyall A. Turley
1977 - 1984 Rev Don E. Francis
1985 - 1985 Rev Stanley R. Willey Locum
1986 - 2000 Rev Keith Stephens
2000 - 2004 Rev Kevin C. Stone
2005 - 2013 Rev Paul A.S. Cohen
2022 - Rev Wendy Bloomfield Locum

Organ:

First organ built unknown. Present location and details of specification unavailable. Second organ, built in 1959 by J.P. Eagles. Advertised for sale 11.8.79; price $4000. Thought to have been bought by All Saints, Ainslie, ACT but never assembled and current state unknown. (this information courtesy Organ Historical Trust of Australia).

Source:

1. Cable Clerical Index with permission.
2. Monaro Pioneers web site.
3. Deep and lasting Foundations Parishes of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goullburn 2019.
4. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.