Mudgee, NSW - St John the Baptist Anglican (10548)

Year Built: 1860

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: John the Baptist

Address: 6 Church Street, Mudgee, New South Wales, 2850

Traditional Owners: Wiradjuri people

Last Updated: 03/07/2022

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History and Architecture:

Influential men in Mudgee recognised the need for a permanent church to be built and a meeting was called. An amount of six hundred pounds was raised and a building committee was formed. In just over three years the first church of St John the Baptist was designed and built. On 16th May 1841 St John's was consecrated by the Bishop of Australia William Grant Broughton.

The second Church was built in 1860. Designed by colonial architects Weaver & Kemp, replacing the earlier church. In 1881 a warden of the church, Mr. R. White donated the Brindley & Forster Pipe Organ, a Sheffield steel bell and the bell tower. A restoration project included the restoration of the pipe organ with over 1600 pipes, the repair of rendered walls and the repainting of painted work.

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
1863 - 1868 Rev James Ross Curate 1836 1902
1868 - 1871 Rev Thomas Broughton Tress Curate 1844 1906
1873 - 1878 Rev Frederick William Stretton Curate 1845 1885
1894 - Rev Reginald Smee Curate 1870 1929
1911 - 1921 Rev William James Dunstan 1857 1921
1918 - 1920 Rev Arthur Samuel Rowe Curate 1888 1953
1929 - Rev Leslie Clyde Smith Walker Locum 1896 1975
1930 - 1932 Deacon Robert Rolleston Sansom 1906 1962
1932 - 1936 Archdeacon Ernest Albert Salisbury 1881 1950
1933 - 1934 Rev Clifford Edward Ussher Deacon 1908 1993
1934 - 1938 Rev Leslie Clyde Smith Walker 1896 1975
1959 - 1963 Rev Vernon D. Hartwig
1964 - Rev Frank Weston Locum 1894 1970
1964 - 1965 Rev Alan B. Rich
1965 - 1970 Rev Graham H. Walden
1970 - 1982 Rev Aubrey P. Reeder
1982 - 1987 Rev Clyde J. Evenden
1987 - 1993 Rev Michael Birch
1993 - 1997 Rev Campbell Brown
1997 - 2000 Rev Doanld Saines
2001 - 2006 Rev Jennifer Inglis
2001 - 2006 Rev Philip Gill
2007 - 2010 Rev Anne Wentzel
2011 - 2014 Rev Maxwell Wood
2014 - 2016 Rev David P. Craig

Organ:

The pipe organ came to St John's as a gift from Robert White in 1882, who was then the manager of the Bank of NSW in Mudgee. The organ was built by an English firm Brindley & Forster. The organ gallery was then built across the west end of the church to accommodate it.

Source:

1. Cable Clerical Index.
2. Church honour Board.
3. St John the Baptist Church of Mudgee LH 283.994 ANG