Latrobe, TAS - St David's Presbyterian (7082)

Year Built: 1879

Denomination: Presbyterian

Saint: David

Address: 7 Hamilton Street, Latrobe, Tasmania, 7307

Previous Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist

Last Updated: 13/05/2021

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History and Architecture:

Churches in circuit covered by the Latrobe Minister were Latrobe, Sassafras, Harford, Melrose, Aberdeen & Greenbanks. First Mission was held in Latrobe Circuit in 1910 by Rev. V. Trigge. The Church is built of brick, with freestone facings and a slate roof, after a design by Mr. Gadsby, and has seating  for 200 people. The Foundation stone was laid in 1879.

The first service was held in the completed chapel on January 2, 1881. The members of the building committee were Rev. James Thomas (Chairman), and Messrs Bauld, Locke, Cox, Herron, Graham, Ray, Whitaker (Secretary), Woods (Clerk of Works), and G. Rockliff. Rev. G. Schofield became Chairman in April 1881. In 1929, the vestry was added to the Church building.

The church has undergone several name changes. A Methodist Church at the turn of last century, then the Uniting Church after 1977 and recently an Independent Presbyterian Church. Further history can be seen here.

This list of clergy come from two separate sources and may include both Wesleyan and Methodist clergy.

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
1883 - Rev William Hogg WM 1846 1913
1908 - 1911 Rev C Angwin WM
1911 - 1914 Rev F Dolbridge WM
1914 - 1916 Rev A E Davey WM
1916 - 1920 Rev N G Higgs WM
1917 - 1918 Rev Richard Weld Thomas WM 1869 1927
1920 - 1921 Rev Donald Burns Blackwood WM 1884 1967
1920 - 1923 Rev W E Jennings WM
1921 - 1923 Rev Zenas Albert Higgins WM
1923 - 1925 Rev H H Roget WM
1925 - 1928 Rev W Johns WM
1928 - 1932 Rev H Clarenette WM
1932 - 1935 Rev H W Hughes WM
1935 - 1938 Rev K McKenzie WM
1938 - 1940 Rev J W Ackroyd WM
1939 - 1942 Rev John Edward Atkins WM 1907 1978
1940 - 1944 Rev Victor O Batt WM
1944 - 1946 Rev G W Duthie WM
1946 - 1951 Rev Norman H Paske WM
1947 - 1962 Rev Walter Walters WM 1892 1983
1951 - 1956 Rev Alan W Lock WM
1956 - 1959 Rev E M.R. Hunkin WM
1959 - 1963 Rev F G Morris WM
1963 - 1972 Rev Alexander Geoffrey Adams WM 1906 1986
1964 - Rev E J Glasson WM
1935 - 1938 Rev Regnald S McConacy WM
1965 - 1969 Rev Alistair J Orton WM
1970 - 1973 Rev J H Boatman WM
1974 - 1978 Rev E M Oliver WM
1979 - 1980 Pastor F Anderson U
1981 - 1983 Rev M J Chick U
1987 - Rev Ken Rookes U

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

 

Extracts:

1. Methodist Church of Australasia Ministerial Index
2. Latrobe Museum.
3. Prints from the Past The Latrobe Community Story