Dingley, VIC - Christ Church Anglican (20996)

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Denomination: Anglican

Address: 387 Old Dandenong Road, Dingley, Victoria, 3172

Last Updated: 02/11/2021

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History and Architecture:

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was laid by The Revd J.H. Gregory 12th February 1873".

A Plaque near the church entrance reads,

The Church was built by the generosity and vision of Mary Attenborough. Mary and her brother Thomas migrated to Australia from Dingley, Northamptonshire, England in 1853 Mary was a lady of strong and practical Christian faith known for her care of the needy. She also gathered her friends regularly to a "Prayer Shed" to spend time in prayer and worship. Her vision to build a Church that would be the centre of worship and ministry to the people was fulfilled when the Church was dedicated on the 21st of September 1873 Mary died 3 years later in 1876. The stained glass windows on the right side of the Church were given in her memory. Four of them show her caring for the poor and sick and sitting at the feet of Jesus. She bequeathed 70 acres of land to provide for continued Christian ministry. The Church building designed by Charles Webb and Associates.

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
1876 - Rev Henry Plow Kane
1926 - 1929 Rev Thomas Tinniswood 1868 1948
1929 - 1930 Rev Henry William Russell Topp 1876 1939
1931 - 1932 Rev Francis William Slade 1877 1948
1932 - Rev Ernest Selwyn Hughes Curate 1860 1942
1932 - 1934 Rev Walter George Thomas 1881 1973
1934 - 1945 Rev Charles John Peterson 1875 1954
1951 - 1955 Rev Arthur Banks 1885 1956
1958 - 1960 Rev John Siddell 1911 1992
1963 - 1969 Rev Sydney James Muxworthy 1898 1996

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

1. Church plaque
2. Cable Clergy Index.