Kyabram, VIC - St David's Presbyterian (20359)

Year Built: 1906

Denomination: Presbyterian

Saint: David

Address: Church Street, Kyabram, Victoria, 3620

Last Updated: 30/08/2021

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History and Architecture:

The Church was named St Davids in recognition of David Stewart Menzies, the patriarch of Kyabram Presbyterianism. *

The Reverend W Thomson of Mooroopna started Presbyterian services in the Kyabram district in 1877 and continued until 1884. Services started in the Taripta School and then later in the home of Mr D.S. Menzies. One acre of land was donated by the late Mr E Atkins, father of Mrs J Attwood for the site of the church.

In 1885 a new Presbyterian church was built in Kyabram. It was of timber construction and served the congregation well until the current church was built.

The Rev Rob Vance was the minister of the charge between 1901 and 1908. At that time the charge consisted of the Kyabram and Tongala churches and the school house at Kyabram South (now known as the Cooma School.)

On the 20th October 1905 there was a congregational meeting held to determine whether to proceed with the building of a new church.

The Reverend W Thomson of Mooroopna started Presbyterian services in the Kyabram district in 1877 and continued until 1884. Services started in the Taripta School and then later in the home of Mr D.S. Menzies.

The Foundation stone was laid by J.A. Finley Esq on 23 January 1906.

For more information on the church history click here.

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
1877 - 1884 Rev W Thompson Locum
1892 - 1897 Rev F McQueen
1897 - 1901 Rev G S. Moorhead
1901 - 1908 Rev Rob Vance
1908 - 1916 Rev W Cox
1916 - 1922 Rev H Adams
1922 - 1927 Rev A. N Northey
1928 - 1935 Rev E R.G. Greenham 1947
1935 - 1940 Rev W H.M. Mathers 1987
1940 - 1954 Rev R G. Mitchell
1955 - 1960 Rev S. H Mayers
1960 - 1970 Rev Francis A Hoad 1907 1985
2021 ? - Rev E Kyung

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Contributions:

1. Barbara Hoad background information, list of clergy and photo.

Source:

1. Ref. P152 Kyabram by WH Bossence (The Hawthorn Press Melbourne 1963)