Manuka, ACT - St Paul's Anglican (40003)

Year Built: 1938

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Paul

Address: Corner Canberra Ave & Captain Cook Crescent, Manuka, Australian Capital Territory, 2603

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History and Architecture:

Of Gothic design, revealing the influence of W B Griffin on his former partner, the architect J Burcham Clamp. A parishioner, W J Perry was the successful tenderer. The foundation stone was laid by The Governor-General, Lord Gowrie on 11 December 1938. Four bays of the nave were completed by July 1939 and dedicated on 6 August 1939 by Bishop Burghmann. Built of red brick, the Church is of traditional Gothic form, but with stylish geometric details. There are unusual triangular buttresses, stepped brick tracery and a tall octagonal lantern on the transept tower.

Clergy:

Years Name Annotation
1974 - 1976 Rev F.J. Dau Asst
1981 - Rev A.L. Constance
2015 - Rev Dr Brian Douglas
1989 - Rev Stephen Robert Simkus D
1989 - Rev Eric Anthony Parkinson Asst

Organ:

The combination organ - part electronic, part pipe. Although relatively common in the USA, the new installation, is believed to be the first significant combination organ in Australia with both pipe and electronic ranks working together in the one instrument.