St Helens, TAS - St Paul's Anglican (8070)

Year Built: 1884

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Paul

Address: 56 Cecillia Street, St Helen's, Tasmania, 7216

Traditional Owners: Kunnarra Kuna people

Last Updated: 05/07/2022

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History and Architecture:

The earliest record of the Church having taken any interest in this district is to be found in the Church News, 4/3/1901 when it mentions that in 1871 the Rev. John Chambers made visits to St. Helens, though it is probable this gentleman made occasional visits from 1862, that being the year he took charge of Cullenswood, Fingal and Falmouth.

The first church erected in the parish was at St. Helens in the year 1875; it was built of weatherboards. In 1884 it gave place to a brick building, the foundation stone of which,was laid on the 24th of May of that year; the old worn building is now used as a Sunday School.

In the year 1888 the inhabitants of St. Helens and neighbouring surroundings sent a petition to the Bishop asking him to divide the district and give them a clergyman of their own. In response the Bishop  in 1891 formed St. Helens, Georges River, Goulds Country, Blue Tier and Weldborough into a separate cure.

The Architect was henry Hunter. This church was erected in 1884 and Bishop Sandford laid the foundation stone. The church was consecrated in February, 1886. In 1929 the Sanctuary and Sacristy were dedicated.

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was laid by Bishop Sanford May 24th 1884.

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
1892 - 1896 Rev Owen Jacson
1896 - 1899 Rev A. M Hopcraft
1899 - 1906 Rev C. F L'Oste
1906 - 1908 Rev C Allen
1908 - 1909 Rev D B Blackwood
1909 - Rev Christopher Lumsden 1859 1918
1909 - 1910 Rev C. F L'Oste
1909 - 1910 Rev D B Blackwood
1909 - 1910 Archdeacon Beresford
1910 - 1913 Rev G P Shelley
1910 - 1913 Rev Douglas Richard Robson 1877 1955
1913 - 1915 Rev M J. Stephens
1913 - 1916 Rev Alfred Gamble 1867 1960
1915 - 1916 Rev Earle 1862 1944
1916 - 1920 Rev Herbert Albion Sargison 1854 1929
1920 - 1921 Rev W. F Henslowe
1921 - 1924 Rev Ernest A.B. Champion 1879 1957
1924 - 1926 Rev Edward C.W. Limbert 1877 1935
1926 - 1927 Rev F Taylor
1927 - 1932 Rev W. J. Tone Holmes
1932 - 1935 Rev Albert Henry Roake 1891 1957
1935 - 1945 Rev C Allen
1935 - 1945 Rev Roy Albert Ezzy 1907 1977
1945 - 1950 Rev Colin Nicholas
1945 - 1950 Rev C E.S. Michell
1950 - 1954 Rev O Pender Brooks
1954 - 1958 Rev A McDonald
1954 - 1958 Rev J. A. Lewys Davies 1902 1976
1958 - 1960 Rev Walter Herbert Terry 1903 1960
1960 - 1963 Rev Athol John Broadfield
1963 - 1965 Rev D G. Hazlett
1965 - 1971 Rev R Fox
1971 - 1972 Rev I McDonald
1971 - 1972 Rev Hendricks
1971 - 1972 Rev Ikin
1971 - 1972 Rev Costello
1971 - 1972 Rev Robinson
1971 - 1972 Rev Tyson
1971 - 1972 Rev Brownrigg
1971 - 1972 Mr H Rowe Lay Reader
1971 - 1972 Mr K Viney
1972 - 1979 Rev C. B Thomas
1979 - 1980 Deaconess E Fraser
1980 - 1983 Rev I Marshall
1983 - Rev John De Groot 1948

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

 

Source:

1. St Paul's Anglican Church of St Helen's, The first 100 years. 283. 099464 BUR Copy 2.
2. Cable Clergy Index.