Rutherglen, VIC - St Stephen's Anglican
Address: High Street, Rutherglen, Victoria, 3685
Traditional Owners: Yorta Yorta people
Last Updated: 19/06/2022
History and Architecture:
Saint Stephen's Church, designed by Mr. Pickersgill, architect, is built in English Bond style of local red clay bricks relieved by darker glazed bricks in every third bonding.
The footings and sloping parapets are of north-eastern granite and the buttresses are capped with the same, while the lancet windows have hooded mouldings of stucco.
Built in 1863, the west wall of Saint Stephen's is finished with a central turret topped by a belfry with open work bell cage surmounted by an early English style broached spire.
In 1984 all the wooden parts of the belfry were replaced with and exactly reproduced in mild and stain-less steel to the design of Mr. I. Jasper and executed by J. Furphy and Sons. The splendid outline has been preserved and is highlighted by the sun's reflection on the steeple's celtic cross finial.
In 1923 the chancel was extended and new furnishings added. More recent modifications have adapted the church for modern liturgical use and created a more spacious appearance.
A vestry, designed by Mr. A. C. McKnight, was added to the north of the chancel. Soon after, the original slate roof of the church was replaced with modern tiles.
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1863 -||Rev Robert Makie|
|1867 - 1871||Rev James Graham Love||1835||1911|
|1871 - 1873||Rev John Coulthard Sabine||1837||1877|
|1873 - 1874||Rev George Irwin Armstrong||1832||1899|
|1876 -||Rev Samuel D. Green||1830||1879|
|1877 - 1879||Rev Cadwaladr Pierce Thomas||1844||1931|
|1879 - 1882||Rev Richard George Burke MA.LLB||1846||1923|
|1883 - 1889||Rev Thomas Moorhouse||1849||1928|
|1889 - 1893||Rev George Jeremy Taylor M.A.||1846||1898|
|1893 - 1904||Rev Alma Howard M.A.||1856||1929|
|1904 - 1907||Rev Arthur James England Harris Rivett|
|1907 - 1914||Rev Percy John Thomas Edwards||1851||1940|
|1914 - 1923||Rev James Leslie Watt||1879||1953|
|1923 - 1932||Rev Roland Noel Morrison||1884||1948|
|1932 - 1942||Rev James Townsend||1887||1974|
|1943 - 1944||Rev Maurice Chesters Battarbee||1904||1979|
|1944 - 1947||Rev George Lysle Perry Th.L||1906||1985|
|1948 - 1950||Rev Charles Henry Star Th. L||1915||1968|
|1950 - 1953||Rev Leslie George Bootle Rose||1912||2004|
|1953 - 1957||Rev Vernon Henderson Williams B.A.||1896||1957|
|1958 - 1960||Rev Leslie George Bottle Rose||1912||2004|
|1961 -||Rev Douglas Walter Thomson|
|1976 - 1979||Rev James William Reeves|
|2020 -||Canon Scott Jessop|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. Black and White photo out of copyright. State Library of Victoria link.
1. The Parish of St Stephen Rutherglen 1863 - 1963. NE 283.9455 ANA
2. Churches in the Diocese of Wangaratta.
3. Cable Clergy Index.