Nhill, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian
Year Built: 1889
Traditional Owners: Incl Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali & Wergaia people
Last Updated: 28/02/2022
History and Architecture:
In the Wimmera the first know church service was held at the Nhill Station Homestead by Reverend James Clow in 1848.
The first service was held on 12 July 1889. The land for the present church was purchased in the same year for 100. The present building was erected in 1889, opened on July 12 and cost 468.00. It was built by Mr H Gunn.
Due to a shortage of funds the regular Minister of 1891 was let go in 1894 and Home Missions replaced a regular Minister.
In 1897 a severe cyclone hit Nhill and the church was one of the few buildings that survived. Until repairs were made services were held in the Masonic Hall. The Church was reopened in June 1898.
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1875 - 1887||Rev Elder Gray|
|1887 -||Rev W. Mathew|
|1891 -||Rev J. D. Mather|
|1898 -||Rev J. W. Carleton|
|1900 -||Rev H. O'Sullivan|
|1902 - 1910||Rev F. McDonald|
|1910 - 1923||Rev Henry Swan|
|1923 -||Rev W. G. Lewis|
|1928 - 1936||Rev W. Dykes|
|1936 - 1939||Rev W. Strathie||1940|
|1939 - 1945||Rev M. J. Booth|
|1945 - 1947||Rev W. R. Matters|
|1947 - 1951||Rev J. W. Wright|
|1951 - 1955||Rev I. Thompson|
|1955 - 1963||Rev Roxbary Wallace|
|1963 - 1968||Rev C. Morey|
|1968 - 1977||Rev V. Quick|
|1977 - 1980||Rev J. Rickard|
|1980 - 1984||Rev H. van der Pols|
|1984 - 1993||Rev I. Johnstone|
|1993 - 1998||Rev M. DePyle|
|1998 - 2002||Rev Grant Vane|
|2002 -||Rev R. Williamson|
|2010 -||Rev Ian Smith|
Was a peddle organ until 1974 that was replaced by and electric one.