Cootamundra, NSW - Christ Church Anglican
Year Built: 1972
Address: Bourke Street, Cootamundra, New South Wales, 2590
Traditional Owners: Wiradjuri people
Last Updated: 07/01/2023
History and Architecture:
The first Church was of sawn slabs. This was pulled down and re-erected as a Mission Church at South Cootamundra, whilst a further Church was built of galvanised iron and was put up and served as a Church. This still exists as an adjunct to the parish hail. The second Church was built in 1877, dedicated on 12/7/1878 and consecrated by Bishop Chalmers on 28/4/1901. In 1914 a baptistery was formed in the S.W. corner and two pictures hung therein, "The Presentation in the Temple" and "Christ blessing the children."
The oak altar is to the memory of Ralph Withycombe, the communion rails to Lavinia Chambers and the reredos and panelling in the sanctuary to the memory of Mrs. Elliott and her son Edwin. The oak prayer desk commemorates Mr. Roberts. The east window is in memory of Edward Prior Barnes, Adela Betts, Eliza Jane and William Thomas Meale. The stained glass window on the south side of the nave commemorates Jeanie Jenkins, a young girl once organist of Christ Church, who was burnt to death.
The current Church is constructed of brick and the Foundation stone was laid on 24 September 1972 by the Right Reverend C.A. Warren Bishop of Goulburn.
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1880 - 1883||Rev S. B. Holt|
|1883 - 1884||Rev M. Gray|
|1885 - 1889||Rev Ross J. Auchinlech|
|1889 - 1890||Rev S. J. Lowdell|
|1891 -||Rev Joseph Marychurch Vaughan||1836||1906|
|1892 - 1906||Canon J. C. Betts|
|1907 - 1914||Archdeacon P. J. Simpson|
|1914 - 1916||Rev J. H.E. Lewin|
|1916 - 1925||Rev N. W. Gardner|
|1925 - 1936||Canon David Sherris||1883||1968|
|1936 - 1941||Canon John James Done||1882||1967|
|1957 - 1958||Rev Norman Bennett Fellowes||1926|
|1968 - 1971||Rev Richard Christopher Simon||1941|
|1980 - 1987||Rev James Lewis Tregea||1929|
|1988 - 1997||Rev William Charles Pryce||1932|
|2012 - 2017||Rev Rob Donald|
|2018 -||Rev Capt Yvonne Gunning|
No other information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. History of the Diocese of Goulburn. Ransome T. Wyatt