Old Beach, TAS - St George's Anglican (8167)

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: George

Address: 237 Briggs Road, Old Beach, Tasmania, 7017

Last Updated: 10/04/2021

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History and Architecture:

One acre of land as a site for the church was given by J. F. Gage. This land had been part of 407 acres 2 roods formerly owned by his father, John Ogle Gage, and known as "Gagebrook". J. F. Gage had bought it at public auction for £ 1854.2.6 after the death of his father who had lived at Old Beach since 1824. The conveyance of the land, for a church site, did not take place until the 13th June, 1882, although from a hand written note on a scrap of paper currently with the title deed, it would appear that the land was offered for this purpose in 1881.

The church, as originally built, was a rectangular wooden building with a stone foundation and it measured almost 10 by 51/2 metres. It had a gabled roof clad with split timber shingles and supporting a cross at each end.

There was a small porch at the back end of the northern side which also had a gabled roof. The doorway and win-dows were of Gothic design.

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
1844 - 1876 Rev J Burrowes
1876 - 1877 Rev John C Mace
1877 - 1878 Rev J Gray
1878 - 1879 Rev G Gruncell
1879 - 1888 Rev T McDowell
1888 - 1908 Rev H. Heineken Marten 1841 1928
1908 - 1912 Rev Walter Jeremiah Dodson 1869 1940
1912 - 1914 Rev Clarence Hamilton Corvan 1879 1950
1914 - 1917 Rev C. C. McMichael
1917 - 1927 Rev E. C Spink
1927 - 1934 Rev Leonard Stewart Wall 1873 1936
1934 - 1938 Rev H Shepherd
1938 - 1940 Rev Charles Edward Soly Mitchell 1889 1984
1940 - 1947 Rev I J.B. McDonald
1947 - 1958 Rev C Robinson
1958 - 1964 Rev G Biggs
1964 - 1969 Rev L. B Browning
1970 - 1972 Rev W Letchford
1972 - Rev A C Cloundsdale

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. St George's Church Old Beach written by R.C. Hutchinson  I.S.O.D. Sc Gregson. LSC P 283.94665 HUT