Highton, VIC - St John's Anglican (20448)

Year Built: 1866

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: John

Address: Corner Roslyn & South Valley Road, Highton, Victoria, 3216

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History and Architecture:

The first recorded services in Highton were held in 1858 in the Church of England Day school opposite the cemetery in Barrabool Road. The Foundation stone for St John's was laid on 22 November 1866 by The Very Venerable H.B. Mccartney and was opened 1 January 1867.

On 22 July 1926 a tornado struck the church, unroofed it and demolished the Sunday school. The Church was re built using most of the original materials and a spire was added.

Clergy:

Years Name Annotation
1858 - 1861 Rev John Sullivan
1861 - 1863 Rev Thomas Serjeant
1863 - 1866 Rev Charles Stewart Perry
1866 - 1868 Rev H. J. Edwards
1868 - 1877 Rev U. H. Hutchinson
1877 - 1878 Rev H. A. Fauns
1878 - 1880 Rev W. T. Powell
1880 - 1888 Rev George Sproule
1880 - 1905 Rev John Cameron
1906 - 1911 Rev W. J. Pay
1912 - 1916 Rev A. M. Capper
1916 - 1918 Rev J. W. Oates
1918 - 1922 Rev F. Parsons
1922 - 1927 Rev W. P. Bainbridge
1927 - 1928 Rev H. W. Topp
1928 - 1930 Rev E. L. Panelli
1930 - 1946 Rev H. G. Matthews
1951 - 1955 Rev S. J. Muxworthy
1956 - 1959 Rev H. R. Bailey
1960 - 1978 Rev J. L. Richards
1978 - 1982 Rev P. J. Harradence
1982 - Rev L. W. Greenhall
2011 - Rev Will Orfwood

Organ:

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