Panton Hill, VIC - St Matthew's Anglican (20002)

Year Built: 1912

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Matthew

Address: Corner Kangaroo Ground St Andrews Road & Church Road, Panton Hill, Victoria, 3759

Last Updated: 26/04/2021

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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.*

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
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

Organ:

In 1994 an Organ from St John's in Diamond Creek was installed.*

Source:

1. St Mathew's Anglican Church Panton Hill 1896 - 1996. LTP 283.9452H38S
2. The Australian Anglican Directory 20003.
3. Cable Clerical Index