Unley, SA - St Augustines Anglican (30084)

Year Built: 1922

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Augustine

Address: 183 Unley Road, Unley, South Australia, 5061

Last Updated: 15/10/2021

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History and Architecture:

The Foundation stone was laid by the Govenor General George Murray in 1922. The Church is an example of Gothic Revival Church architecture. Of special note is the fine collection of stained glass windows executed by the important firms of Morris and Company and their successor Dearle. The altar window is one of the major Morris and Company designs and original cartoons were designed by Burne-Jones and Ford Madox Brown, though the majority were by J H Dearle.

The Church was one of only two churches built in the Adelaide suburbs during the Episcopal reign of the first Church of England Bishop of Adelaide, Augustus Short. Thomas English called for tenders for its erection in December 1868. Its bell turret rose to 54ft (16.5 m) while dimensions of the nave were given as 44ft x 20ft (13.4 m x 6.1 m). Glen Osmond stone was used for the fabric, which David Deans of Mitcham had built for about 800. A further front was added in 1873.

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 - 1897 Rev W. H Mudie 1903
1896 - 1905 Rev A. G. West Asst C
1905 - 1908 Rev W Perrin
1908 - 1917 Rev George Edward Young 1852 1937
1911 - 1914 Rev A. A. Winser
1914 - 1915 Deacon Roland Vere Adams 1886 1959
1916 - 1919 Rev Eric Thomas Wyllie 1888 1972
1926 - 1927 Rev C. Scott
1926 - 1928 Rev Thomas Thorton Reed 1902 1995
1925 - 1927 Rev G C Tyrell
1927 - 1929 Rev H C Shepherd
1928 - 1931 Rev Eric Alfred Burden Curate 1903 1944
1929 - 1932 Rev H H Overall
1932 - 1934 Rev W. T Taylor
1933 - 1937 Rev Alfred John Robjohns 1910 1995
1934 - 1959 Rev Edwards
1944 - 1945 Rev L. P Smith
1946 - 1947 Rev R F Steele
1948 - 1949 Rev W. L Wardman
1959 - 1966 Rev Reginald Keith Adams 1901 1976
1971 - 1973 Rev Kenneth Dixon Asst 1922
1968 - 1970 Rev Kenneth David Hall Asst C 1922
1980 - 1982 Rev B. H. Davis Asst
1985 - 1992 Rev Donald Bruce Cornelius 1933
1993 - 2000 Rev M J.D. Bowers

Organ:

The first organ now resides at St Aidan's Anglican Church, Payneham. Present organ was built in 1877 by Bishop & Son of London, for St Peter's Anglican Cathedral Adelaide.