Sorell, TAS - St George's Anglican (7002)

Year Built: 1883

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: George

Address: 16 Gordon Street, Sorell, Tasmania, 7172

Last Updated: 17/05/2021

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History and Architecture:

A small stone Gothic Revival church constructed in 1826 and re-built in 1883. This replaced a larger church on the same site that dated back to 1825. The contract was awarded to Messrs Grubb Bros of Hobart for 925 and most of the construction work was carried out by convicts.

The first services were held in a barn. In 1826 St. George's was one of the only five churches in the Diocese. The foundation stone of the new freestone church was laid in October 1883 and consecrated in June 1884. In 1876 the old church had been declared unsafe and it was pulled down in 1883. Between this and the opening of the new church, the Presbyterian Church was used. In 1915 the church was renovated inside and out and, again in 1931, £486 was spent on it. In 1934 it was restored and redecorated.

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
1868 - 1894 Rev Charles Joseph Brammall 1830 1906
1888 - Mr Wilfred Earle Reader 1862 1944
1895 - 1902 Rev William Augustus Cockerill 1858 1913
1908 - 1913 Rev Cecil Emerson Muschamp 1902 1984
1913 - 1915 Rev Donald Burns Blackwood 1884 1967
1929 - 1934 Rev Magnus James May 1881 1960
1934 - 1937 Rev John Donald Daish 1903 1990
1938 - 1940 Rev Clifford Robinson 1907 1982
1942 - 1948 Rev Edward Loy Woods 1885 1966
1950 - 1956 Rev Charles Edward Soly Mitchell 1889 1984
1956 - 1960 Rev Oliver Spencer Heyward
1961 - 1965 Rev Edwad John Dorrell 1897 1975
1965 - 1968 Rev Frederick Ernest Coombes 1912 1996
1973 - 1975 Rev Peter James Read
1976 - 1980 Rev W. A. Humphries
1976 - 1991 Rev E. L Le Rossignol
1980 - 1986 Rev Warwick James Cutherbertson 1949
1986 - 1987 Rev Henry L Ivey Asst
1991 - Rev Honor Helen Yearsley Hon D 1930
2012 - Rev Jill McCoy
2020 ? - Rev Joel Kettleton

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. The Australian Anglican Directory 2000
2. The Anglican Church in Tasmania, A Diocesan history to mark the Sesquicentenary 1992 by Geoffrey Stephens.
3. Cable Clerical Index.