Rockhampton, QLD - St Paul's Anglican

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Paul

Address: 75 William Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, 4700

Architect: Annersley Voysey

Traditional Owners: Darumbal people

Last Updated: 02/06/2023

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History and Architecture:

The original building was of wood and was situated about where the present bell-tower stands. It was used by Anglicans and Presbyterians and was available to other protestant denominations.  The present building was described, during its construction, in 1881, as having a "... uniformity of decoration ..." and that, as a result, "... no one part is highly ornate to the detriment of other parts, so that it matters not at what point the church is viewed from, it is beautiful from all; and there is a quiet dignity and stateliness about it, which is very impressive.

It was designed principally by Annersley Voysey and built from 1883 to 1953. It is also known as St Paul's Church of England and St Paul's Church of England Cathedral.

The building is constructed from rock faced evenly coursed sandstone and has smooth faced sandstone detailing including windows surrounds, base course, string coursing and buttress caps. The building has a rectangular plan, with apsidal chancel and rectangular gabled porched entrance.

Clergy:

These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1888 - 1889 Rev William Henry Warrington Curate 1857 1941
1891 - 1899 Canon Alfred Richards Honorary
1894 - 1900 Rev F. J. Abe Curate
1895 - 1896 Rev A. N. Garrett Curate
1898 - 1901 Canon Thomas Brownbill Parker Honorary 1859 1935
1899 - 1903 Canon Alfred Henry Julius Honorary 1851 1934
1903 - 1904 Rev Horace Ernest West Deacon 1873 1958
1903 - 1904 Rev James Grindrod Curate 1869 1933
1903 - 1907 Rev Charles Herbert Lewin Curate 1872 1947
1907 - 1930 Canon Alfred Lee Kenny Honorary 1861 1948
1908 - 1910 Rev William Uphill Curate 1881 1974
1910 - 1912 Rev Thomas Herbert Pitt Curate 1880 1957
1912 - 1913 Canon Walter John Scott Honorary 1875 1953
1910 - 1918 Rev Bertram Stanley Hammond Curate 1885 1962
1912 - 1915 Rev Edgar Robert. Streeten Curate 1881 1943
1913 - 1916 Rev William Edward Cargill Curate 1876 1942
1915 - 1917 Rev Arthur Augustus Fellows Curate 1882 1975
1915 - 1930 Canon Charles Maurice Evelyn Hicks Honorary 1880 1957
1917 - 1919 Canon Arthur Harold Barlee Honorary 1875 1964
1919 - 1920 Rev Ernest Robinson Curate 1890 1977
1921 - 1924 Rev Frederick Richard Bishop Curate
1921 - 1925 Canon John Alfred Cue Honorary 1872 1960
1921 - 1925 Rev Walter Adam Fletcher Curate 1878 1939
1924 - 1925 Rev John Spencer Booth Curate 1890 1958
1925 - 1930 Rev Henry Sydenham Hannaford Curate 1897 1975
1926 - 1930 Rev Percival John Demuth Curate 1889 1969
1929 - 1932 Rev Richard Edgar Simons Curate 1906 1977
1929 - 1932 Rev John Colin Thomson Curate 1902 1983
1931 - 1933 Rev R. H. Ford Deacon 1906 1983
1933 - 1933 Rev Robert Joseph MacKenna Curate 1873 1934
1934 - 1934 Rev Frederick Leslie Irwin Curate 1906 1994
1934 - 1937 Rev Harold Worsley Palmer Curate 1899 1962
1934 - 1940 Rev Rowland Borrowman Davison Hon Canon 34 - 37 1884 1960
1935 - 1953 Rev A. A. Fellows 1882 1975
1937 - Rev R. V. Burrowes Hon Canon 1894 1943
1938 - 1939 Rev Robert Flooks Kirby Curate 1907 1987
1938 - 1941 Rev Cyril John Coupe Curate 1906 1970
1939 - 1940 Rev George Vivian Syer Curate 1911 1995
1940 - 1942 Rev Edward Herbert Strong Hon Canon 1877 1960
1940 - 1942 Rev Edgar Allan Wight Hon Canon 1887 1958
1940 - 1962 Rev John Edwin Dale Hon Canon 1884 1965
1941 - 1941 Rev Charles Emil Torlach Curate 1900 1996
1941 - 1942 Rev Robert Oliver Bodey Curate 1915 1989
1942 - 1947 Rev Joseph Forster Curate 1912 1982
1945 - 1946 Rev William Vernon Rymer Hon Canon 1892 1985
1948 - 1949 Rev Robert James Oscroft Curate
1950 - 1951 Rev John Oliver Rymer Curate
1954 - 1957 Rev C. J. Brown Curate
1955 - 1955 Rev Robert Clarence Johnston Hon Canon 1892 1959
1955 - 1956 Rev A. R. May Hon Canon 1908 1966
1956 - 1958 Rev J. Bayton Curate
1956 - 1965 Rev Charles Emil Torlac Hon Canon 1900 1996
1958 - 1958 Rev Robert James Oscroft Curate
1958 - 1959 Rev John Henry Haywood Curate
1958 - 1962 Rev Rex Littledale Burrell Curate
1959 - 1962 Rev K. W. Raff Curate
1960 - 1960 Rev A. G. Sapsford Curate
1960 - 1962 Rev Edward Ullock Hon Canon 1908 1962
1960 - 1964 Rev J. A. Warby Curate
1962 - 1963 Rev Gordon Danby Steele Curate
1962 - 1963 Rev Selwyn Cowen Hon Canon 1906 1990
1962 - 1963 Rev W. Houghton Curate
1963 - 1967 Rev R. A. Keyes Curate
1964 - 1964 Rev G. H. Jarrett Curate
1965 - Rev Philip John Boulsover Hon Canon
1966 - 1969 Rev T. B. Hall Matthew Curate
1969 - 1972 Rev I. C. Trevor Curate
1970 - Rev Coaldrake 1970
1970 - 1972 Rev G. H. Perry Curate
1971 - Rev Davies Hon Canon
1971 - Rev Raff Hon Canon
1971 - Rev R. H.H. Philip
1972 - 1973 Rev J. R. Dixon Curate
1973 - 1975 Rev R. D. Cameron Curate
1975 - 1976 Rev D. A. Vanderwolf Curate
1976 - 1980 Rev D. Passi Curate
1976 - 1980 Rev Donald Kinglake Dunn Hon Canon 1914 1988
1979 - Rev John Alfred Warby Hon Canon
1979 - Rev B. G. Farran Hon Canon
1981 - 1982 Rev P. S.B. Elson Curate
1982 - Rev P. A.B. Gribble Hon Canon
1983 - Rev R. J. Paschke
2022 ? - The Very Rev Melusi Sibanda

Organ:

The first Organ was built by Joshua Porritt of Leicester in 1883. Installed in 1883 by T.C. Christmas of Brisbane. It had 2 manuals, 16 speaking stops, mechanical action. Rebuilt in 1938 by Whitehouse Brothers of Brisbane. It had 2 manuals, 17 speaking stops, tubular-pneumatic action. Removed and broken up in 1966. The present Organ was built by J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd, Ruislip, 1965. It has 2 manuals, 6 ranks extended & mixture, electric action.
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Source:

1. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.
2. Cathedral Parish of St Paul the Apostle Rockhampton CQ 283.9435 PHIL
3. Cable Clerical Index.