Fingal, TAS - St Peter's Anglican (Former) (8077)

Year Built: 1868

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Peter

Address: 2 Talbot Street, Fingal, Tasmania, 7214

Last Updated: 22/07/2022

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History and Architecture:

On March 7th, 1867, Archdeacon Reibey of Entally laid the foundation stone of this beautiful little Church. The building was expected to cost £1,300, and there were eleven acres of land attached to it as a reserve, as well as five acres for a cemetery.

The clergyman of the parish was the Revd. John Chambers of Cullenswood, who used to conduct services in the old chapel, assisted at times by the Revd. W. Richardson who was stationed at Avoca. They were both now helping Archdeacon Reibey with the dedication.

Both Mr. Richardson and Mr. Chambers conducted services at Fingal until 1871, when Mr. Richardson had to resign through ill-health. A year later the Revd. M. Geiss came as Rector. He carried out some necessary improvements and restored some faulty work in the building during 1883, with money raised by subscriptions.

The Architect was Henry Hunter.

The Church is now in private hands.

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
1860 - 1875 Rev John Chambers Locum
1860 - 1875 Rev W Richardson Locum
1875 - 1883 M Geiss
1907 - 1910 Rev S Dallas Smith
1913 - 1914 Rev G A. Sale
1914 - 1916 Rev Charles Lewis Hamilton Cox 1860 1945
1916 - 1921 Rev Wilfred Earle
1921 - 1925 Rev Gilbert Everard Moore 1870 1925
1925 - 1934 Rev F. L Hadrill
1935 - Rev W. J. Tone Holmes
1935 - 1936 Rev M. O. Davies
1937 - 1939 Rev M J. Stephens
1939 - 1940 Rev R H Pethybridge From Cullenswood
1940 - 1943 Rev Arthur Stuartvant Dence 1903 1968
1943 - 1945 Rev C. C Cowling From Cullenswood
1945 - 1946 Rev H A. Jerrin From Collenswood
1946 - 1948 Rev Leonard Lisle Oldham 1908 1983
1948 - 1950 Rev Henry Chatfield Jude 1909 1997
1950 - Rev A. G. Adams From Cullenswood
1951 - 1954 Rev A. E Chamberlain
1954 - 1957 Rev H F Hadrill
1958 - 1960 Rev J W. Beaverstock
1960 - 1963 Rev D Pearce
1964 - 1967 Rev Arthur Creagh Soloman
1967 - 1969 Rev Brian Horwood
1969 - 1971 Rev Joseph Greenhalgh
1971 - 1976 Rev Tony Ernest Henricks

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. St Peter's Church Fingal, A short history of the early days. Compiled and written by Mr K R Von Steriglitz O.B.E. LSC P 283.94681 VON
2. The Anglican Parish of Northern Midlands. A short History. LSC. PQ 283.9462 ANG