Numurkah, VIC - St George's Anglican (21033)

Year Built: 1960

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: George

Address: Brenton Street, Numerkah, Victoria, 3636

Last Updated: 05/12/2021

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History and Architecture:

The earliest Church of England services were held in the dining room of the original Numurkah Hotel, a weatherboard building which occupied the whole of the site, where stands today the present Numurkah Hotel and the old State Savings Bank occupied by Maurice McNamara & Co. In the early 1880's services were held in the State School building. The first Church of England services recorded in the local press were held in the Mechanics Institute.

In 1884 the first block of land was purchased in Melville Street and the second block of land ajoining was purchased a year later which doubled the area. A Rectory was built on this some years later. In June, 1885, tenders were called  for the erection of a wooden church. The Architect was Alan McDonald and the builder, Mr. Harrison.

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was blessed and set into position by Thomas, third Bishop of Wangaratta on the 22 day of Oct 1960. Louis R Williams Architect Louis Hamon Church Warden  G.L. Perry Rector".

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
1884 - 1885 Rev C Reddie
1885 - 1887 Rev H W. Lanr
1886 - 1890 Rev Jonas Youlden 1839 1906
1883 - 1884 Rev J Osbourne
1888 - 1890 Rev Jonas Youlden 1839 1906
1891 - 1895 Rev William Dalton 1857 1939
1885 - 1886 Rev Henry Wils Lane Reader 1849 1936
1890 - Rev George Alexander Prince Mendelssohn Reader 1863 1897
1891 - 1895 Rev William Dalton Curate 1857 1939
1896 - 1900 Rev Robert Elliott 1856 1920
1900 - 1903 Rev Frank Grist 1867 1930
1903 - 1906 Rev Percy John Thomas Edwards 1851 1940
1906 - 1908 Rev John Stanley Wells 1867 1927
1909 - 1917 Rev Sydney Wentworth Williamson 1875 1954
1917 - 1919 Rev E Hankinson 1875 1951
1919 - 1920 Rev Ernest Aldington Hunt Curate 1895 1980
1919 - 1922 Rev Frederick Henry Peake 1876 1959
1922 - 1925 Rev Alexander Frederick Falconer 1886 1968
1925 - 1928 Rev Abert Charles Edwards 1889 1977
1928 - 1932 Rev James Townsend 1887 1974
1930 - 1931 Rev Horace Leonard Watcham 1905
1932 - 1935 Rev William Edward Boyldew 1900 1957
1935 - 1936 Rev James Spencer Bullough 1885 1960
1936 - 1942 Rev Vernon Henderson Williams 1896 1957
1942 - 1943 Rev Henry Sydenham Hannaford 1897 1975
1943 - 1944 Rev Sidney George Davis 1884 1945
1945 - 1948 Rev Leslie George Bottle Rose 1912 2004
1948 - 1952 Rev Victor William Nelson Lines 1888 1975
1952 - 1964 Rev George Lysle Perry 1906 1985
1964 - 1977 Rev D W. Gibson
1977 - 1985 Rev D Nichols
1985 - Rev W Hill

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Church website. Click here for more history.
2. Cable Clergy Index.