Toowoomba, QLD - St Luke's Anglican (50072)

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Luke

Address: Corner Ruthven & Herries Streets, Toowoomba, Queensland, 4350

Last Updated: 02/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

A small school room was first erected on the site in 1857. In the 1860s, a fund was begun to finance a new and more substantial Church. Land situated near the new railway station was offered by the Honourable James Taylor and it was decided to use this land to erect the new Church, which was dedicated to St James in 1869.

In 1894 plans were made for a new Church of St Luke. Plans were prepared by J H Buckeridge, the Diocesan Architect, for a Church to be built in two stages. The foundation stone was laid by Lady Norman on 13 March 1895 and the first stage of the Church was dedicated on 14 February, 1897.

A substantial bluestone building it was constructed in stages between 1897 and 1959 to the original design of Church of England diocesan architect, John Hingeston Buckeridge. The present church replaced an earlier timber slab building constructed in the mid 1850s.**

The foundations of the building and base courses are of sandstone and a projecting course of sandstone forms the junction between the sandstone and bluestone of the walls. The roof of St Luke's is gabled over the eastern altar end of the church, western entrance end and the completed northern transept and the incomplete southern transept. The roof is clad with corrugated iron sheeting. The western faade of the building has a centrally located 5-sided projection which is only mid height of the faade and houses internally a baptismal font.**

In 1945 plans were made to construct a second stage of the Church as a war memorial. St Luke's war memorial combines the practical and spiritual with an extension of the fabric and the construction of a Warrior's Chapel.

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 - 1869 Rev Thomas Verrier Alkin Asst 1838 1921
1939 - 1944 Rev Fraser Charles Ham Asst C 1917
1949 - 1952 Rev Leslie William Turner Asst C 1920
1955 - 1956 Rev F. G. Knight Asst
1958 - Rev K A. Jackson Asst
1962 - 1964 Rev Alan Bertram Gate Asst
1965 - 1967 Rev L. H Narin Asst
1968 - 1969 Rev Roy Malcolm Grant Asst C 1930
1968 - 1970 Rev William Charles Stegemann Asst C
1969 - 1972 Rev I N Hunter Asst
1970 - Rev Geoffrey Oswald Asst C 1931
1972 - 1975 Rev Richard Newton Gowty Asst C 1943
1972 - 1984 Rev Charles Elliott Thomas RD/R 1920
1974 - 1976 Rev Benjamin Albert Clarke Asst 1923
1976 - 1986 Rev B. B. Lynes
1977 - 1981 Rev James Arthur Prosser Asst C
1980 - 1982 Rev D P Claughton Asst 1944
1980 - Rev Chevalier Frederick Young 1921
1981 - 1982 Rev A. C Balwin
1981 - 1983 Rev J. D McNamee Asst
1981 - 1983 Rev Douglas William Frith Asst C 1944
1983 - 1984 Rev K. Masters Asst
1984 - 1991 Rev H C.S. Booth 1930
- Rev Leonard Ecott Asst
1985 - 1986 Rev Philip Charles Crook Asst 1946
1985 - 1986 Rev Geoffrey Gerard Sampson Asst C
1985 - 1986 Rev Edwin McKellar Thornton Asst C 1946
1986 - 1988 Rev Robert Hay Asst C 1953
1986 - 1987 Rev David Glynne Thomas 1941
1987 - 1993 Rev Geoffrey Oswald Thomas 1931
1987 - 1990 Rev Geoffrey Wallace Gray Asst P 1950
1987 - 1992 Rev Stuart Matthew Weatherley Asst C 1936
1989 - 1994 Rev P E Hutchison Asst
1989 - 1990 Rev Graham Mitford Oates Asst
1989 - Rev Eileen Grace Thomas Asst C 1924
1990 - 1991 Rev R. H. Clifton Asst
1990 - 1993 Rev G. W. McGrory
1992 - 1993 Rev Iain Furby Asst P
1993 - 1997 Rev Allan George Shephard AD
1994 - 1996 Rev Ian Frederick Harris Asst C 1941
1994 - 1998 Rev Ian James Trainor Asst 1946
1999 - Rev Christopher George Wilsin Asst C 1954

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Contributions:

** Courtesy of the Queensland Govt Environment & Resource Management Dept.

Source:

1. The Australian Anglican Directory 2000.