Coramba, NSW - St Paul's Anglican
Traditional Owners: Bundjalung people
Last Updated: 23/09/2022
History and Architecture:
St Paul's Anglican church is on the block of land donated by William Gale. Foundations and timber for the church were supplied by Andrew Morton and the iron for the roof by Dan Baker. The foundation block of St. Paul's, Coramba was laid on 28th April 1898.
During a ten day tour on horseback of this part of the Diocese of Grafton & Arrnidale, Archdeacon Robert J. Moxon on the 6th April 1899 dedicated the church of St John's in Coffs Harbour and on the 14th April dedicated the church of St. Paul's in Coramba.
From the "Raleigh Sun' Friday 18. May 1896:-"The foundation block of St. Paul's church. Coramba was laid by Archdeacon Mokon on 28" Ult. Messrs A Townshend and C Shepherd were the contractors for the new building and it was expected to have it completed in two months. The church is 20 feet by 30 feet with four stained glass windows on either side, Gothic headed•
St. Paul's was opened for worship on the 16-10-1898 and regular services were held until its dedication on 14-4-1899.
These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.
|1888 -||Rev Haviland||Locum|
|1889 -||Rev Bosworth||Locum|
|1898 - 1900||Rev Chas E. Burgess||Locum|
|1898 - 1900||Rev W. A. Harris Walker||Locum|
|1899 - 1900||Rev Rupert Fairbrother||Locum|
|1900 - 1903||Rev Ernest Stuart North|
|1903 - 1907||Rev Henry James Velvin|
|1904 - 1905||Rev E. S. North||Relieving|
|1907 - 1908||Rev H. F. Hawkins||Relieving|
|1908 - 1910||Rev Charles Lewis Hamilton|
|1911 - 1913||Rev Cecil Wilson||Curate|
|1914 - 1915||Rev Richard Victor Rigby||1945|
|1915 - 1917||Rev Albert Charles Edwards||1964|
|1917 - 1918||Rev Hamilton Armstrong Haslam|
|1918 - 1921||Rev Henry Howard Thomas||Curate|
|1938 - 1947||Rev G. W. Bradley|
|1953 - 1954||Mr W. L. Meek||Lay Reader|
|1954 - 1955||Canon John Wellseley||Relieving|
|1955 - 1959||Rev Roland Bigrigg|
|1959 - 1961||Rev John William Richard Hilliard|
|1961 - 1964||Rev Richard Hoskin Macfarlane||2004|
|1964 - 1965||Rev Clifford George Klein|
|1966 - 1969||Rev Robert Brian Telfer||2017|
|1967 - 1972||Rev Leonard Arthur Straw|
|1972 - 1985||Rev Barry Harris|
|1985 - 1995||Rev Thomas Leslie Wills|
|1995 - 1997||Rev Leonard George Trump|
|1997 -||Rev Gil Hagon|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. St Paul's Coramba Centenary 1898 - 1998 Courtesy of the City of Coffs Harbour Recollect website.
2. Ryerson Index.