Panton Hill, VIC - St Matthew's Anglican (20002)
Year Built: 1912
Last Updated: 26/04/2021
History and Architecture:
The first church service's in Panton Hill was held in an axe split paling building opposite the current Hotel. The land for the church was granted by a local by the name of James Owens Hughes a school teacher living in Cherry Tree Road. The transfer of title occurred in January of 1896. A tender by Mr William Coutie was accepted to build the church at a cost of £69.
The Parish of Panton Hill was given its own vicarage in Cherry Tree Road in 1912 by Mrs. Augusta Gibson (who died on 12th November 1914). The Vicar, Reverend E. Selwyn Chase, who was living at Queenstown, moved into the new vicarage about that same year. Mrs Gibson also funded the building of the Gibson Memorial Hall next to the Church. Reverend Chase was educated at Rugby in England and was close friends with Lord Baden Powell.
A new alter was erected and dedicated in 1956 and at the same time electricity was connected.*
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1896 - 1906||Rev J Francis|
|1907 -||Rev R H.B. Williams|
|1907 - 1925||Rev Edward Selwyn Chase||1864||1950|
|1925 - 1927||Rev H. G. Mathews|
|1927 - 1933||Rev Tom Howard Whitworth||1883||1953|
|1933 - 1936||Rev O. Muspratt|
|1936 - 1939||Rev Stanley Cragg|
|1940 -||Rev J. C Whight|
|1940 - 1949||Rev Arthur Thomas Roberts||1907||1992|
|1949 - 1951||Rev R J. Long|
|1951 - 1956||Rev John Fenton Gibbons||1909||1970|
|1956 - 1960||Rev David Brooke Warner||1927|
|1960 - 1964||Rev W. J. Carter|
|1964 - 1969||Rev C D.H. Longfield|
|1969 - 1971||Rev Kenneth John Brierty||1933||2019|
|1972 - 1979||Rev I. F. Brown|
|1980 - 1986||Rev R L Dowling|
|1986 - 1987||Rev P. Lawry|
|1988 - 1992||Rev R J. Ridley|
|1993 -||Rev Geoffrey Ernest Pittaway||PiC|
|1999 -||Rev Anthony John Drayton||1969|
|2019 -||Rev Jonathan Lopez|
In 1994 an Organ from St John's in Diamond Creek was installed.*
1. St Mathew's Anglican Church Panton Hill 1896 - 1996. LTP 283.9452H38S
2. The Australian Anglican Directory 20003.
3. Cable Clerical Index