Red Hill, VIC - Church of Christ (21094)

Denomination: Church of Christ

Address: Arkwell Lane, Red Hill, Victoria, 3937

Last Updated: 15/02/2022

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History and Architecture:

There was a desire to commence preaching services with the aid of students from the College of the Bible (the Churches of Christ Theological College). This was discussed, but deferred because of the desire to procure a new building of their own. Land for this purpose was offered in three places and finally a site on Mr. William Holme's property at the south end of Arkwell's Lane was chosen as the most suitable and central. It was on this property that the new church building was erected.

The Church Building was opened in April 1911 with a Mission conducted by Mr Dickson of Hawthorn Church of Christ. He was assited by a Mr Manning.

In 1960 when the active membership was 95 the buildings were not large enough, and so again plans were made to build a new and larger Chapel.

A problem presented itself in later years in that the land originally given by William A. Holmes was not large enough to accommodate any new plans. This problem was solved by Mr. Victor Holmes, son of the late William A. Holmes, who then owned the land surrounding the church property. He subdivided his land and then donated an area sufficient to enable the plans to go ahead.

The plan was to shift the old chapel to the rear of the now enlarged block of land and so build a new one in its place, and adjoining the hall that was built in 1939. The Properties Corporation of the Churches of Christ came to aid the church with finance and together with practical aid and finance from the members the project was completed during the year 1960. Bill Morrison was the builder and Feary Bros. the Architects, so the brick chapel which stands today came into being at a reported cost of '7710. 12. 9. Once again the ladies guild came to the assistance and provided furniture and carpet for the new building.

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
1912 - 1913 Rev Harry A.G. Clark
1914 - 1918 Rev Leslie Clay
1914 - 1918 Rev H. J. Patterson
1914 - 1918 Rev L Tresize
1919 - Rev S Russell Baker
1919 - Rev Jack Searle
1920 - Rev Will Waterman
1921 - 1924 Rev Arthur Pratt
1925 - 1926 Rev Len Beaumont
1927 - Rev W Jackel
1927 - 1929 Rev Vic Whelan
1930 - Rev T. D. Maiden
1931 - Rev Arthur Thurrowgood
1932 - Rev Tom Weir
1933 - 1934 Rev Leslie Baker
1934 - 1935 Rev Colin Thomas
1936 - 1937 Rev George Van Erde
1938 - 1940 Rev R Will Marshall
1941 - 1941 Rev Harold Steele
1942 - 1942 Rev Les Johnson
1943 - Rev Stan Prentice 1963
1944 - 1945 Rev Norm Kingston
1946 - Rev Joe Shaw
1946 - Rev Stan Ryles
1947 - 1948 Rev Neville Moore
1949 - 1950 Rev George Smith
1951 - 1952 Rev Viney Longthorp 1925 2013
1953 - Rev Neil Gilmore
1954 - Rev Les Christenson
1954 - 1956 Rev John Sutton
1957 - 1960 Rev Ray Veal
1961 - Rev Lindsay Chapman Interim
1962 - 1967 Rev Maurice Keatch
1968 - Rev John Sutton
1968 - 1970 Rev John Turner
1971 - Rev Maurice Munyard Student
1972 - 1973 Rev Peter Ritcher
1974 - 1975 Rev Kevin Denton
1976 - Rev Peter Cuss
1977 - 1980 Rev Arthur Pigdon
1980 - Rev Doug Walladge Student
1981 - 1985 Rev Ian Cartmel
1985 - Rev Andrew Hendley Student

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Red Hill Church of Christ 100 years. 1885 - 1985. LH 282.9452 RED