Magill, SA - St George's Anglican
Address: 43 St Bernards Road, Magill, South Australia, 5072
Traditional Owners: Kaurna people
Last Updated: 30/06/2022
History and Architecture:
The land on which the Church was built was given by John Finlay Duff, Captain of the Barque Africaine.
The Church has the distinction of being the first Anglican Church consecrated in the colony of South Australia. It was performed by Bishop Augustus Short on 30 January 1848, within weeks of his arrival in South Australia.
The foundation stone was laid on the 18th of January 1847 by the wife of Frederick Bayne Esq. of Stradbroke. The Church yard was laid out in 1857.
The original building was completed in one year at a cost of £280, all from private subscription. Nearby creeks of Magill provided cobblestones to build its walls, and the beams and timbers for its roof are of pit sawn Blue Gum.
The associated lynch gate was designed by F Kenneth Milne and erected in 1952 by descendents of Dr Christopher Penfold.
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1847 - 1850||Rev T. P. Wilson|
|1850 - 1851||Rev F. Platt|
|1851 - 1863||Rev Edmund King Miller||1820||1911|
|1862 - 1863||Rev Cuthbert Robert Neville||1830||1887|
|1864 - 1872||Rev T. R. Neville|
|1872 - 1909||Canon Alfred Honner|
|1909 - 1914||Rev Harvey Langford Ebbs||1875||1947|
|1914 - 1922||Rev John Thomas Phair||1870||1953|
|1922 -||Rev J. A. Rowell|
|1947 -||Rev Cedric William Lyon Noon||1897||1960|
|1954 -||Rev George Richard Mathers||1903||1963|
|1964 - 1969||Rev Christopher Cooper||1909||1997|
|1969 - 1978||Rev Thomas Vincent Jones|
|1973 -||Rev Reginald Alfred Haire||Locum||1906||1995|
|1981 - 1985||Rev A. W. Linton||Asst|
|1978 - 1985||Rev W. J. Chittelborough|
|1990 -||Rev Fiora Elizabeth Austin||Asst||1952|
|2015 -||Rev Paul Hunt|
|2022 -||Rev Mark Russell|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. In good faith from the Church's own web site.
2. Cable Clerical Index