Murrumbateman, NSW - All Saints Anglican Soldiers Memorial

Year Built: 1918

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: All Saints

Address: Corner Rose & Hercules Streets, Murrumbateman, New South Wales, 2582

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Ngunnawal & Wiradjuri people

Last Updated: 26/09/2022

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History and Architecture:

The Foundation stone was laid on 17 November 1918 by Major General Parnell C.M.G. In memory of those killed in the Great War. The Architect was T.L. Thompson while the builder was D.L. Lawrence.

Before the building of the church a Union building was used and 1936 marked the half-century Of worship at Murrurnhatrman. This building was sold to the Presbyterian part owners for £100 which is held in trust by the churchwardens and the interest used for the upkeep of the Church. It was built in 1919 and consecrated On 27/4/1919. It is a well built structure of brick, comprising nave, chancel and sanctuary vestry, with roof of tiles. It was built mainly by the generosity of Mrs. G. Valiance and is known as All Saints Soldiers' Memorial Church, the foundation stone being laid by Brigadier-General Parnell. There is an honour roll in bronze to the memory of fallen soldiers.

The altar commemorates George Merriman, the alms dish Erie Ponton Gould, the sanctuary chair William and Mary Pateman, the prayer desk Susan and Alfred Greig, the lectern Reginald Grenfell Valiance, K.I.A., the credence table G. Rowland Valiance, and vases are in memory of Hugh Valiance.

In 1918, when the Church was built, residents of Murrumbateman arranged for trees to be planted around the churchyard, each labelled with the name of a Murrumbateman soldier who had been killed in WW1. By 2003, all the name tags were considerably degraded, so a local Murrumbateman resident, Donald Brodie of 'D'Accord', arranged to have all the names engraved on a single plaque, and attached to a rock beside the flagpole.


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
1838 - Rev Robert Cartwright 1771 1856
1839 - 1859 Rev C. F. Brigstocke
1842 - 1843 Rev W. Lisle Locum
1859 - 1860 Rev T. Kemmis Locum
1860 - 1861 Rev E Synge
1861 - 1864 Rev T. Kemmis
1864 - 1872 Rev F. A.C. Lillington
1872 - 1874 Rev Samuel Sheridan Harpur 1810 1874
1874 - 1880 Rev William Henry Yarrington 1839 1922
1880 - 1906 Rev Alured Dodsworth Faunce 1840 1910
1906 - 1907 Rev W. Martin
1907 - 1909 Rev Henry Elleker Lewin 1868 1946
1909 - 1910 Rev Robert Penty 1857 1932
1910 - 1910 Rev F. B. Clive 1857 1919
1911 - 1914 Rev J. Pike
1914 - 1917 Rev George Eric Menlove 1880 1960
1917 - 1919 Rev Arthur George Rix 1880 1953
1919 - 1935 Rev William Meredith Holliday 1883 1964
1936 - Rev D. Sherris 1968


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Margaret Clingan Wright with background on plaque with WW1 soldiers names.


1. History of the Diocese of Goulburn. Ransome T. Wyatt
2. Cable Clerical Index.