Hawthorn, VIC - Christ Church Anglican (21007)

Year Built: 1853

Denomination: Anglican

Address: 2 Denham Street, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122

Last Updated: 18/11/2021

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History and Architecture:

A bluestone Gothic church erected in 1853-4 to the design of Charles Vickers, this is one of the earliest surviving substantial suburban churches in Melbourne. Further additions were made in 1873 (chancel and temporary organ chamber) and in 1886 (extension of nave and addition of north transept).

The Foundation stone was laid 19th November 1853 by his Excellency Charles Joseph La Trobe Lieutenant Governor of Victoria.  A further foundation stone reads, " This stone was laid on 22nd November 1953 by the Archbishop of Melbourne the Most Rev J.J. Booth M.C. B.A. D.D. to commemorate the Centenary of this Church , the Foundation stone which was laid on 19th November 1853 by Charles La Trobe Governor of Victoria. Vicar J.V. Glason Churchwardens CR JB Pridmore M.B.E JP, GT Webb M. COM. Major HE Nicholson Hon Architect George H Alsop ARIBA FRAIA".

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
1855 - 1888 Rev William Wood 1819 1891
1865 - Rev Matthew Henry Martin Curate 1834 1873
1879 - 1880 Rev Henry John Wilkinson Locum 1836 1907
1882 - 1883 Rev Edward Alphonso Thomas 1848 1903
1883 - Rev Herbert Edward Taylor 1848 1924
1883 - Rev Thomas Henry Armstrong 1857 1930
1888 - 1918 Rev Herbert Edward Taylor 1848 1924
1891 - 1892 Rev Frank Cyril Anderson Curate 1868 1916
1895 - Rev Charles Elliott Perry Curate 1871 1937
1895 - Rev Frank Cyril Anderson Curate 1868 1916
1906 - Rev William Watson Laidlay Curate 1873 1942
1906 - 1908 Rev George Alfred Morphett Cerutty Curate 1876 1943
1908 - 1909 Rev Arthur Montgomery Capper Curate 1883 1953
1918 - Rev Herbert Stanley Hollow 1873 1938
1952 - 1959 Rev John Vance Gason 1908 1997
1963 - 1971 Rev Kenneth Williams Prentice 1912 1999
2011 - Rev Andrew Dircks

Organ:

The first organ was built in 1855 by J.W. Walker, of London and the current organ, was built in 1876 by Alfred Hunter, of London and restored in 1968.

 

Extracts:

1. City of Boroondara local history.
2. Cable Clergy Index.