Cootamundra, NSW - Scots Presbyterian (10163)

Year Built: 1983

Denomination: Presbyterian

Address: Corner Parker & Francis Streets, Cootamundra, New South Wales, 2590

Last Updated: 04/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

The Presbyterians in Cootamundra needed a minister, and the first settled minister to be appointed was a Scotsman, the Rev. J. Dykes Paterson, a minister of the Established Church of Scotland. He was inducted to the charge of Temora-Cootamundra in July 1882. A newspaper report of the day when describing Rev. J. Dykes-Paterson's induction to the Temora-Cootamundra charge says. - "As to the Rev. Mr. Paterson ... we may say he is a'Downhlll Prizeman' of the Glasgow University. He held two important charges before coming to this colony three months ago, and we have heard that both prospered greatly under his ministry.*

The first church foundation stone was laid on 6 March 1884 by Mr John McClintock.*

The latest Church is built of brick the Foundation stone was laid on 26 March 1983 by the Most Reverend Gordon George B.A.

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
1882 - Rev J.D. Paterson
1883 - 1885 Rev R. Inglis
1885 - 1890 Rev D.W. McFie
1890 - 1912 Rev H.A. Hutchison
1912 - 1914 Rev J. Calder
1915 - 1916 Rev J.A. Malcomson
1920 - 1925 Rev E. Smyth
1925 - 1926 Rev J.F. Anderson
1926 - 1930 Rev W.L.I. Arnold
1930 - 1937 Rev C.T.F. Goy
1937 - 1941 Rev R.C. Russell
1941 - 1945 Rev W.A. Loftus
1945 - 1950 Rev H. Perkins
1951 - 1955 Rev N.M. Ward
1956 - 1960 Rev R.L. Walder
1961 - 1967 Rev D.F. Murray
1967 - 1973 Rev R.A. Engel
1974 - 1977 Rev B.A. Burtenshaw
1977 - 1978 Rev G.R. George
1978 - 1980 Rev A. Harvey
1981 - 1982 Rev D.C. Barkley
1983 - 1984 Rev R.J. Stark
1985 - 1987 Rev J.P. Clements
1999 - 2006 Rev F.J. Monckton
2006 - Mr M. Mitchell Lay Reader
2020 ? - Rev Darren Duncanson Missionary

Organ:

  No other information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

100 Years Foward in Faith. The First 100 years of Presbyterianism in the Cootamundra District.