Creswick, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1861

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: John

Address: 103 Napier Street, Creswick, Victoria, 3363

Architect: Henry Richard Caselli

Traditional Owners: Dja Dja Wurrung people

Last Updated: 26/04/2023

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History and Architecture:

The Church was built in 1861 in bluestone to the Gothic design of the Ballarat architect H.R. Caselli. The brick chancel and bluestone tower were added later.

Clergy:

These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1868 - 1872 Rev Alexander Pyne 1816 1897
1872 - 1894 Rev James Glover 1833 1903
1876 - 1876 Rev Josuha George Morling Reader 1855 1906
1880 - 1881 Rev William Henry Geer Locum 1848 1910
1890 - 1891 Rev Matthew Daniel Williams 1848 1920
1895 - 1898 Rev Alfred James Hawkshaw Priest 1859 1930
1898 - 1899 Rev Edward Henry Davies 1858 1947
1899 - 1911 Rev Joseph William Arnold 1854 1919
1915 - 1918 Rev James Rowland Hill 1861 1923
1918 - 1921 Rev Frank Horace Ingamells 1878 1960
1919 - 1919 Rev William Dalton Asst 1857 1939
1920 - 1922 Rev Victor William Nelson Lines Curate 1888 1975
1922 - 1923 Rev Edmund Henry Hoffman 1886 1964
1923 - 1926 Rev David Henry Teale Gosper 1881 1941
1926 - 1930 Rev Conway Duncan Crigan 1891 1986
1930 - 1937 Rev Leslie Underwood Alley 1882 1966
1937 - 1943 Rev Albert Stanley Nicholas 1886 1959
1943 - 1949 Rev Frederick Heatley Symonds 1882 1962
1949 - 1952 Rev Gilbert Walter Thompson 1903 1953
1951 - 1953 Rev Frederick Downing Curate 1892 1970
1953 - 1957 Rev Frederick Heatley Symonds Curate 1882 1962

Organ:

The Organ was built by Fincham & Hobday in 1889 for the Wesleyan Church, Barkly Street, Ballarat. It had 2 manuals, 15 speaking stops, 3 couplers, mechanical and tubular-pneumatic action. It was renovated in 2015 and installed in 2016 by Hargraves Pipe Organs Pty Ltd in present location.
A full description and photos can be seen here.

Source:

1. Cable Clerical Index with permission.
2. Organ Historical Trust of Australia.