Kapunda, SA - Christ Church Anglican (30220)

Year Built: 1856

Denomination: Anglican

Address: Crase Street, Kapunda, South Australia, 5373

Last Updated: 03/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

The foundation stone was laid 28 April 1856 by Dr Blood. The interior of the church is restful and dignified. Small sanctuary and large chancel flanked by organ and choir stools to form the transept. The nave piers go hard up against the wall on each side. The roof is a scissor beam which is exposed and very pleasant. Enlarged 1868, gaslight 1877, hall 1896 and electricity 1925.

E.W. Wright who was architect for this and for several other buildings in Kapunda.

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
1858 - Rev F.P. Strickland
1902 - 1904 Rev John Denton Hart 1875 1946
1902 - 1908 Rev George Griffiths 1869 1945
1907 - 1908 Rev Charles Fishbourne Hall Locum 1877 1954
1908 - 1909 Rev Henry Edward Inger Curate 1882 1963
1911 - Rev Edward Charles Loan 1881 1973
1916 - 1921 Rev Charles Fishbourne Hall 1877 1954
1932 - 1937 Rev Arthur Edwardes Kain 1887 1956
1971 - 1974 Rev John Edwards
1960 - 1963 Rev N.C. Kempson
1984 - 1990 Rev Christopher John Heath 1951
2011 - Rev Barbara Messner

Organ:

The first organ was purchased from the estate of Wilhelm Mai (also spelt May) of Tanunda in 1873. The price was given as 120 although it was valued at 200. The Organ was rebuilt by J.J. Broad in 1880 and again by Fincham & Hobday in 1887.