Corowa, NSW - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1886

Denomination: Presbyterian

Saint: Andrew

Address: 11 Mary Street, Corowa, New South Wales, 2646

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Wiradjuri and Bangerang people

Last Updated: 07/08/2023

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History and Architecture:

The first regular service of the Presbyterian parish was held on the 1st November, 1885 and for three years services were conducted by home missionaries. On Wednesday, 1st December, 1875, Neil Jamieson and a group of Scottish settlers met during a public meeting to consider what steps should be taken to secure a minister for the Presbyterian congregation at Corowa.

A site for the church had been originally been purchased in Sanger Street, however this site was recognised as unsuitable and as a result the site in Queen Street was purchased in 1892.

A Foundation stone on the Hall reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid by Rev J.B. Rentoul Moderator of Wagga Presbytery April 20th 1934".

Source.

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
1886 - Rev David Allen Home Mission
- Rev James Milne Home Mission
- Rev T. F. Fullerton Home Mission
- Rev J. H. Terras Home Mission
1889 - 1892 Rev William Watt
1892 - 1904 Rev T. Steele
1905 - 1907 Rev McWatt
1908 - 1915 Rev F. W, Gresham
1916 - 1918 Rev G. McLaren Scott
1919 - 1921 Rev R. J. Howie
1922 - 1925 Rev G. Nesbit
1925 - 1926 Rev R. Racklyeft
1926 - 1930 Rev S. R.W. Ruichardson
1930 - 1935 Rev G. L. Sneddon
1935 - Rev R. Maidment

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. St Andrews Parish Corowa celebrartion of the fiftieth anniversay of recognitionby Presbytery 1886 - 1936